Need to occupy a kid or two?
Grab a strainer and some pipe cleaners and see what kind of crazy creations they can make!
This only entertained Jaden for about 5 minutes - but I think on another day he could be interested for longer.Since that was a bit hard for Alivia's dexterity I gave her a bowl with a bunch of plastic cookie cutters - and a strainer - since her brother had one that was what she really wanted!
Just as a side note - you have to be willing to have things ALL OVER your kitchen floor for this to be an acceptable activity. But, sometimes you just have to choose - clean floor or dinner made!?!?!