So Easy and Fun to 'Make & Use' by Tot Treasures. Craft Sticks - kids can paint - let dry - glue on each end velcro dots - use to make letters, shapes, etc. [storage box is pencil box]. For once I have all the materials needed, so that is an added plus.
Quiet critters: In times of quite needed, pass out quiet critters. Take away from those caught talking. At the end of the activity, anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, or whatever system used.