Once upon a time, we enjoyed a good ole lunch inside a restaurant, sitting back to back to other patrons. We could see the smile of our servers. If someone was wearing a mask, we knew it must be “bad” and we kept a distance…. We also had three kids that needed to be occupied between ordering food and the food arriving. Ah, Pre-Pandemic days…
Back then, I decided to make a test run with my kids. I made two sets of five pieces from fused glass, stuck them in a drawstring canvas bag, and hand drew a tic-tac-toe grid on it. It didn’t take long before my kids new the deal- order, play, then toss the pieces back in the bag when the food arrived. It was such a good idea, I brought extra sets for other kids who seemed restless.
Nowadays, the bag has been brought out at picnics, snack times, and in longer rides in the car.
It helps bridge generational gaps- Grandma can play with grandchild!
Helps kids with strategy/problem solving
Can practice counting/grouping by color
Doesn’t require wi-fi!
When ordering, let me know in the comment section what color pieces you would like.