Sitting sitch: Multiples madness
First off, stay calm.
It’s not easy, but you can do it. The job will go better if you keep your cool, so take a deep breath and ooze confidence to keep those kids in line.
Go for a group
Get the kids involved in a group activity. If they are the same age, or around the same age, you can find a game to play that will keep everyone occupied. Try hide and seek for the older kids, or bring out some play clothes and jewelry for dress up with the tots. Arts and crafts are also a great way to keep everyone entertained, no matter their ages or genders.
Keep it safe
You need to keep your eyes on all the kids, all the time. If you’ve got a rowdy bunch on your hands, keep meals a quick affair—think DIY sandwich assembly. If you’ve got older kids in your crew, ask them to keep an eye on their sibs, but keep ‘em all in your line of sight. If that means you have to sit them down at the kitchen table while you throw something in the oven, by all means do it.