My tip today is something that has really worked well for my family- we have a designated "church bag" for DD (age 4). The items in her bag are for church ONLY... and the bag stays in the car, to assure that she doesn't sneak it out at home.
Her bag contains: a Bible story book , a 5x7" coloring book, a set of colored pencils, and a Pretty Pony. She uses crayons and markers at home, so the colored pencils are a special treat. Periodically I switch out the book and toys for something different.
The bag itself is about 9x6"- just the right size for her to carry herself. Hers unzips to create a dollhouse, with felt characters to put in the house. (Unfortunately, that bag is no longer sold, or I'd give you the link.) I've been shopping around to create a similar bag for my son (age 1), though, and I think this 9x6" Bible Backpack or maybe even this My Soft Church Playset will work for him.
The church bag... it works for us! Check out more Works For Me Wednesday tips over at Rocks in my Dryer!
If you need a good laugh today, check out the I'm Not Martha- Thanksgiving funny I just posted over on my cooking blog! :)