I love reading other people's blogs. I love to hear how other mum's entertain their little ones, whilst schooling the elder ones. Some have special toys for the purpose, some keep the 'main stuff' for nap times, some involve the pre-school crowd as much as they can.
I however, believe I have found the ultimate answer to this oft-discussed topic.
Take one little girl & an empty Ice cream box. fill with earth & a few worms. Position at the table, with a tray to catch any spilled dirt, or runaway worms & there you have it: PEACE! LOL! For a whole hour! & even then, it was I who decided we had to end this wonderful activity (we had to go somewhere)
Next time I will snap a picture ;)