Activities to do while you are waiting in a restaurant

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Bring along some paper and pens or pencils.  Use your time to make up a story.  You can use your names as the characters' or make up new ones. 

Use menu items to come up with place names, or secondary character names. 

Come up with a beginning, middle and end to your story with your children.  Have them decide what happens in between.  If you have a budding artist in the family, have them illustrate your story.

You can even do this without a pen and paper, just use your imagination and tell the story.  Have each person say one line of the story and see where it takes you!

Target Age
3-6 , 6-12
Focus
Engagement