As if LEGOs weren't enough of an awesome childhood toy, one teacher has found another awesome educational/developmental use for this super-toy – as a math education aid! Alycia Zimmerman, a 3rd-grade teacher in New York, uses them to explain fractions, squares and other mathematical concepts.

DIY Fruit Slice Umbrellas | Studio DIY® I teamed up with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to turn some plain umbrellas into ones that look good enough to eat! A lemon, a watermelon and a kiwi… because nobody ever gives any love to the little ol’ kiwi! Am I right!? Let’s make some gigantic fruit slices!

DIY Watermelon umbrella.

New idea for a sandbox. Awesome!!

"The Essential Geography of the United States Map" This is recognized as the best map of the united states ever created. It was painstakingly crafted over two years by one artist and cartographer in Oregon, Dave Imus. A cool story about it is here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/01/the_best_american_wall_map_david_imus_the_essential_geography_of_the_united_states_of_america_.html

Chalktrail for Bikes | Greatest Stuff On Earth

Mini Rodini :: Green Python Tee

fall. nature table. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bark rubbing

Mitchell Park in Palo Alto at Green Meadow and Middlefield. Excellent playground with sand area and button-operated water spouts. Perfect for a hot day!

5. Use old paper towel rolls to make a marble slide. | 39 Coolest Kids Toys You Can Make Yourself

Stole this idea from another pinterest post....Hung balloons upside down using streamers.... Gave me a great pic of the birthday boy waiting for his party guests!! 1st-birthday-yo-gabba-gabba-style

DIY Kitchenette

26 Of The Best Kids’ Halloween Costumes Ever | Bored Panda

DIY toy soldier Halloween costume - brilliant!

Mini Darth!

Playroom design - a tour of our playroom remodel (with before and after pictures) from Fun at Home with Kids

Wall Mounted Fish Tanks - part of Designing Playspaces series | FUN AT HOME WITH KIDS

#diy tin can monster feet

Dog In A Dog! A great recipe for you and your little ones!

The Human Body done in stop motion papercraft. Great work.

Welcome to Justinia- where my son's amusement is thankfully not a function of my drawing ability.

Contraband Toy Ships: Cork Cargo $32.00

Make it rain! by acupofjo #Kids #Spa #Bath

cute lunch - so simple!