Kids Activities - Summer ideas for a toddler & preschooler (before mom loses her mind!)
Tin Foil River in the yard. Cheap, simple fun!
Good one. The big brother can do the painting and the little brother can do the sorting. Or both. Toddler Activity - Take an egg carton and paint the inside of each section a different color. Ask toddler to find small objects that match each color. Ideas: nature, pompoms, crayons, small blocks, balls... Hide colorful objects if you're not in a place where child can find & match objects.
Sponge Ball Water Fight: Great for a game of tag on a scorching hot day, squishy sponge balls are summer's alternative to snowballs. Made from kitchen sponges that are cut up and tied together, they last longer than water balloons and are softer and splashier than regular balls. Best of all, after tossing them around, the kids will be as clean as the kitchen dishes
Backyard Alphabet Hunt - could do on driveway using chalk alphabet. Or could do this on a rainy day and change it to an indoor alphabet hunt.