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Glow stick xylophone. Put the glow sticks in cups of water and an aura comes off in the dark, when you tap them. Probably the coolest thing ever.

Sock bubbles...I just tested this and it took 3 mins to make & is soooo cool. The kids are gonna love it!

Paint in ziplock bags, taped to table. Great distraction, no mess! Perfect for tiny tots. :)

For camping or late nights at the beach? Leave 1/4 of Mountain dew in bottle (just dont drink it all), add a tiny bit of baking soda and 3 caps of peroxide. Put the lid on and shake - walla! Homemade glow stick (bottle) solution.

Marble Races with a cheap pool noodle (keep kiddos occupied for hours)

DIY Guitar. My brother and I made these when we were kids. :D

Cover a toilet paper tube in peanut butter and roll in bird seed. Then just slide it on a branch.

I would never think of this! Light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil for tabletop s'mores. Fun outdoor summer party idea.

Tons of great science experiments.

oh this is so going to happen!!! -> Make your own water park with pool noodles and supplies from the hardware store.

My family started this the year after Christian was born and we've been apart of it every since he was 1! We love our backyard campouts! :D outdoor movie night!! // backyard bonfires & smores

15 Activities for a simple outdoor playdate. No playgrounds or toys required!