Don't throw away these paper plates, these plates can be used to entertain and teach your kids interesting things. Here are some amazing crafts your kids can create with paper plates while learning at the same time. Make sure to watch your kids while creating these projects, so they don't hurt themselves.
dry erase workbook: this was great! the kids stayed quiet for a long stretch (until they started fighting over markers) and i found I.B. some large letters that he loves tracing. we used washable markers that just wiped off with a damp cloth. we don't use regular dry erase markers in our house anymore because they stain clothes and hands and arms and bellies . . .