And any Mama knows that sometimes snacks and juice are just not enough.
So I have started keeping several "grab bags" at the top of my coat closet. In them I include never opened happy meal toys, party favors, little notepads, crayons, stickers, lolipops, leftover holiday candy, granola bars, mini games and anything else we pick up along the way.
I try to keep 2 - 3 bags at the top of the closet so that I can grab it quickly and go. Its contained in a freezer bag so there is no chance of spilling and the stuff is either never been seen or forgotten so its new and exciting to a little one. (I can stuff the bag in any purse or bag that I happen to be taking with me.)
It keeps them entertained while I get to do what I have to do....and that makes this mama very happy!!