This is helpful but how do kids eat free at IKEA? Super comprehensive list of restaurants where kids eat FREE! You might be better served to eat at home, but if you do need to eat out, here's where it can help your budget. Check locally before going.
Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice & letter formation. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!
story stones, hand-painted rocks, childrens literacy, art stones, tell me a story. Cool new idea. Everywhere you go find a stone. Gather the stone(s) and when you get back home paint them to match the memories!