I bought the pan and came home and started finding random clipart online . . . it was springtime when I made it, so I had Easter clipart with bunnies and eggs and then I started thinking about how I could use this as a learning tool so I printed off the entire alphabet and numbers, fruits and veggies, etc, etc. I printed them out, cut them out, laminated them, then purchased a roll of magnet strip and stuck a magnet on each little picture. It has been awesome. It keeps the kids entertained for at least 10-15 minutes, which is huge at church- that is like one whole speaker and a prayer! Ha ha! 🙂 We have also taken this to the Dr.’s office and other places where they need to sit quietly. I know it’s random, but it works. I also add new little magnets every once in a while, to keep it fresh. Right now Bryn is really into princesses and Mason is into Toy Story 3, so I found tons of images online to use on their boards.
Anyway, that is my random church bag idea. I would LOVE more ideas of what to put in our church bag, so please share anything that you use to keep your kids quietly entertained! 🙂