I have two kids, Noah who is 3 almost 4 in September and Lydia who is 2 1/2. We go to church every Sunday if we do not go its because someone is sick but we try our best to go most Sundays. My kids are not perfect and these things don’t always work but, they do help a lot.
These are some things that help our kids to stay quiet and entertained most of the time at church or at a restaurant.
So before we head into church we sometimes tell our son who loves to “race”.
-No racing inside of church, we have to be calm inside of church. I make sure to tell him its OK if you “Race” outside or after church but not inside.
-We need to be quiet when Bro Bob our Pastor is speaking and then I tell him when he is all done then we can go play.
So I always try to comprise with him. My daughter Lydia is very shy so most of the time she’ll be pretty quiet unless she sees her brother or her cousins run around.
So since I do have two toddlers they can’t just sit down on there own and listen to the preaching yet. So its necessary to take some sort of entertainment for both of them to keep them quiet.
-For my 3 year old son, I like to take his favorite cars. Which are Mcqueen and Mater from Disney Cars. The cars keep him entertained for a good 20-30 minutes.
-For my 2 year old daughter, I’ll take some books of her favorite characters or even some learning books with colors and shapes.
-For both of them I’ll also take a coloring book and some stickers. That’ll keep them entertained for quit a bit. I try to not give them these specifics coloring books during the week so that when it comes to the day when I need them to be entertained by them they are actually entertained by its something new.
-What kid doesn’t love some snacks? Obviously at a restaurant this isn’t helpful. But if its a restaurant I like to make sure my kids aren’t “starving” and if they are when the waiter comes to ask for your drinks, have your kids order ready so they can put it in as soon as possible. No one wants a grumpy toddler in a restaurant. 🙂
That is what we do to keep our kids calm “MOST” of the time at church or restaurant. If those things don’t work then the tablet comes out. But, that hasn’t happened yet so they’ve worked for us 🙂
Let me know if you have any tips that can help me out or other mommies our there.
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