First, you should probably invest your time on an "Activity Board."
1. Snack Art
2. "Dress Up" Stories
Keep your kids' creative juices flowing and give them the chance to write and act out their own mini-production. It only works if YOU also dress up as a character.
3. Customized Railroad Adventure
Painter's tape? Check. Legos? Check. Awesome train town? DOUBLE CHECK. More train track inspiration here.
4. Rainbow Foam Play
5. Table Top Soccer
6. "Royal Gems" Crayons
Crayons were definitely made for jeweling--but you can also try some other cool moulds for this colorful activity.
7. Alphabet Slime
8. Make Ice Cream In A Bag
Scream for ice cream...made in a Ziploc. This method will provide a basic and DELICIOUS chemistry lesson.
9. Obstacle Course
10. The Cabbage Experiment
11. Dance Sessions
Face it, kid freestyles are the best. Amp up your dance party with fun games that incorporate their favorite music and moves! Ideas here.
13. Fight Local Hunger
14. Tape Ball
15. Tag-Team Drawing
16. Wonder Dough
Kick Play-doh to the curb, because it has nothing on this DIY version that's great for customized colors!
17. Salt Art
18. Play Doctor (The DIY Way)
This homemade stethoscope is the key to getting your kids to go to medical school. TRUST ME.
19. Mood Jars
20. Apple Stamping
If all else fails...
...kid-friendly apps are cool too.