Do you want an activity that will entertain your kids for a while and keep them quiet? Make an "I Spy" bottle! It's super simple to make, and is good for kids of all ages (my husband loves it as much as my 2 and 5 year old!) Use the "I Spy" bottle for long car rides, laying low when your kids are sick, or keeping your little monsters busy when you need to clean.
Kraft paper is super popular lately, and absolutely perfect for a kids' table. Encourage the kids to draw on their table. It will keep them busy for hours. If you want, you can prep it for some games, like five in a row and hangman, beforehand.