There is something about play doh that keeps young children entertained. And in one place. And happy. For a very long time. I whipped up a triple batch of kool-aid scented play-doh last weekend with the kids and it was played with for 3 days straight. Seriously. For 3 days the children sat at the kitchen table, were quiet, busy, and occupied. It was amazing. I will have to remind myself to make a fresh batch of play doh every few weeks.