When my kids were younger and my husband and I wanted to go out to eat with them I always had a meal sack that we would take. I would have one for each of them and inside I would have some toys that they were not allowed to play with at any other time. Sometimes it would be play-doh or an etchasketch or other toys that were not just out around our house. It would hold their interests because they were not toys that they would normally play with and it would allow my husband and I to order and enjoy some family time without all of the stress that comes with taking little ones out. Also I would have a little snack in the bags in case out meals took awhile to arrive the little ones weren't eating the crayons.