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23 Creative Ways To Keep Your Kid From Melting Down At A Restaurant

Because you've had enough take-out.

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4. If the paper rose seems too complicated, try the old "growing worm" trick.

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It's as simple as bunching the wrapper up at the end of the straw and then dripping water on it, but here is a how-to video anyway.

5. Put velcro on craft sticks so your kid can have fun making shapes and letters.

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Stash them in an activity box from Target's dollar section and you've got an awesome on-the-go activity. Learn more here.

7. Come prepared with some conversation starters.

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Before you sit down have some questions ready that will interest your kids, like "If you could live inside one movie, which would it be?" and "Which cartoon characters are your parents most like?"

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12. Challenge your kid with a game of "disappearing objects."

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Step 1) Group items together on the table.

Step 2) Tell your kid to close their eyes.

Step 3) Hide one of the items.

Step 4) Tell your kid to open their eyes and figure out which item is missing.

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