Ideas for various squishy balloons. If E could take a walk outside with an adult and fidget with one of these, would it be enough to help him reset? Also, how about a matching activity where he would guess what is inside?
Consider yourself the most awesome parent to walk this earth if you take the time to repurpose cardboard. Teach Me Mommy's ball drop wall game will keep your toddler entertained, and possibly give you enough time to enjoy a few minutes to yourself. Plus, it encourages motor skills -- double score! More from The Stir : 14 Best Cardboard Box Crafts to Make With Kids (PHOTOS)
Experimental Art - Ice Cream Play Dough: 1 1/2 c corn starch, 3/4 c hair conditioner, add extracts or food coloring and invent your own flavor. Use little dishes, spoons, sequin sprinkles, red pom-poms for cherries and make sundaes!