Wish I would have discovered this idea 14 years ago! Trace their hand every first day of school . This will make me cry! Original craft is a cute idea also, but I love the idea of first day of school hand prints!
For the kids at the restaurant while you're waiting for your food: DIY busy wallet! pick up a cheap wallet. fill it with pictures, scrap scrapbook papers, stickers, a pen, etc. ***CJ loves taking apart our wallets.
Laminate a set of flash cards, put a binder ring around them, and toss them in your purse with a dry erase marker to entertain little ones. I don't know about the dry erase part but LOVE the binder ring!
rush to their envelopes to see what we've written. The notes are sometimes a simple observation of a charitable act or a quick drawing to make them laugh. force ourselves to take a minute each evening to think about why we love our children" sweet idea.