Here is what I keep in my church bag . . . keep in mind that it is for an almost 2 year old boy and almost 4 year old girl. The first thing is this cute wooden bear puzzle . . . I saw another family playing with it at church and came home that afternoon and googled it. Anyway, here is one on Amazon- they make both a girl one and a boy one and it comes with like 18 different pieces to change in and out.
La Di Dolls- I love these little flannel cut outs. We have one of the dolls and the little house, but here is a cute Noah’s Ark that would be great for a boy or girl!
Have you ever seen these? There used to be a show on Nick Jr called Oobi. The whole show was people’s hands with these eyes and Brynlee LOVED it. She thought it was hilarious. So, I found them on eBay and she keeps herself (and everyone around us) entertained with them. Here are some for really cheap . . .
I keep everything in heavy duty zip lock bags, locked away in the closet so that they can’t play with these toys during the week- they are special for church. On Sunday morning, I grab a couple of bags and off we go! That way they get different toys every week.
A couple of other things that are staples in our bag:
-Pipe cleaners: Bryn loves to make letters/shapes with them. Throw in a bag of Froot Loops and she will string them on the pipe cleaner for almost half of sacrament meeting.
-Stickers: I buy a huge pack of stickers and just let the kids go crazy sticking them on papers (and for some reason they love to stick them on me!)
-Cars/Figurines: I always try to hit up the Dollar Store for little things we can take to church. I usually let Mason bring one or two Matchbox cars and I have found all the little Toy Story and Sesame Street figurines at my Dollar Tree store. Target also has a great dollar section and I have found a couple of little things there.
Well, there are my ideas! Please post yours soon!