Anyone with a small child would know just how difficult it is to keep them occupied at the best of times.
How awesome is this list of busy bag ideas? They are cheap and cheerful to make and you can prepack them to grab on your way out the door.
I know my 2 year old is never interested in the toys I take with us when we go out because they are the same old ones he plays with at home. But these are new and different so always a hit!