Here's a little game you can play with your family, when your kids are trying to dart from the table and you haven't even begun eating yet. :) My 5 year old and I came up with this one. I hope it fosters a fun environment at your table when you try to implement it!
HOW TO PLAY THE "MAKE A SILLY SONG" GAME
You start by singing the first part to an easy kid's song, like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" or "If you're happy and you know it". Then you take turns changing the last part of the stanza.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE GAME
For example, I would say, "If you're happy and know it bark like a dog". Then, Preston would say, "If you are happy and you know it, scratch your head." We keep trying to one-up each other, being sillier than the person before us.
Preschoolers LOVE this game. It's cheesy, but what 3-5 year old doesn't love cheesy?
Extra little hint: If you have kids who are fussy about trying their food you can say, "Okay, everyone take one bite and then we'll let ___________ have a turn".