Introduction: Play With Knives - Keep Kids Entertained at a Restaraunt

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B.O.R.E.D and hungry.

Restaurant waiting with 4 kids!

The manager comes out to say they are backed up and will be out shortly

…what he means is it will be another 30 minutes.
So here is the part where we begin to play with knives.

Please…they are butter knives and usually extremely dull at restaurants. Although, we do have one kid that we need to replace the dull butter knives with straws. He likes to sword fight with just about anything…safety first right!?!

Stack your knives into a tic-tac-toe pattern and use packets of sugar as markers! An easy fix for those times you are waiting extra long for your food to arrive.

Here are even more ideas!

#2 Stacking ice cubes. Big square cubes make this a rockin’ time. This lasts about 5 minutes…until their hands are frozen or the ice melts and you have a puddle!

#3 Straw paper races. Just pull off one end of the paper straw and with the ‘naked’ end blow the paper off…oh wait, I am sure you already know this one because you’ve had to apologize to the table across from you when the wrapper went astray! Try shooting them across the table…it will help with the embarrassment. 7 minutes

#4 Lasso your ice. Pull that random string off your kid’s shirt, great entertainment for about 6 minutes!

#5 What’s missing? This can go on for a long time…we have not timed this one:)


mary candy (author)2011-06-23

very cool idea!
Sometime I do babysitting and such ideas
are for me very helpful.

Truehart (author)2011-06-13

This is a great idea! Now you just need to come up with a way to play Dots with only things you have at the table, lol

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