Small, special touches are really all that is needed. You don't need to rent a moonbounce and hire a petting zoo to entertain a gaggle of kids. Parents and children alike will be thrilled when you take the time to put extra special touches on the day aimed at those under 5 feet.
Exclusively Weddings (http://www.exclusivelyweddings.com/) offers a coloring book for $5.95 (left) and Oriental Trading has a slightly smaller book for $3.95 for a dozen (right).
DW Doll & Book Set, all about being a flower girl, from Exclusively Weddings, $19.95. On top of being a great gift, this gives your flower girl an understanding of what she will be doing.
The Wedding Day Activity Kit from Exclusively Weddings, just $9.95 for various things to keep the little ones occupied.
The Flower Girl Gift Set from Oriental Trading, also only $9.95. It includes a sequin tiara, fairy bear, flashing star wand, mini activity set and more.
For $9.95 from Oriental Trading, you can get the Ringbearer Activity Tote Bag, complete with twenty novelty gifts to keep him occupied!
When the ceremony is about to begin, ask a bridesmaid or groomsman to look after them. Very small children are helped if they have Mom or Dad in the wedding party, and they can walk towards them down the aisle. Or pair up a slightly older child with a young one. You may not want to have flower girls and ring bearers stand at the altar, assign a relative in one of the front pews to gather them once they make it down the aisle. If you will be doing pictures, try to get those that involve the kids done first - then let them go and play!
Nothing is better than the adorable photo of the groom picking up his niece and dancing, or the ring bearer asking the flower girl to dance. Children are a great addition to your wedding. With special thought and little details, you can make their day just as special as any of your other guests! (Remember, once you are the ones with children - you'll want someone to be thinking of you at their wedding!)