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How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. Gotta do this!

That is adorable! You could do this with any kids toy or plastic animal ... must remember this

Sidewalk paint - 1 part cornstarch (1 c.), 1 part water (1 c.), food coloring, sponge brushes, mix cornstarch and water, add food coloring and mix!

30 must try Summer Science activities that will WOW the kids and keep them engaged in learning. {COOL outdoor experiments for Summer}

Reuse plastic bottle caps glued to larger round plastic lid as paint holder/palette for kids - genius!

DIY Stuffed Chair An even easier DIY project — just put the stuffed animals inside of a beanbag cover. Genius!

Kids Activities Blogfrom Kids Activities Blog

{Tube Play} How we transformed PVC pipes into a "fall" wall.

How to create a tube wall for hours of kid play!

'100 Ways to entertain a toddler'. This Mom has fun (and funny) ideas to interest her toddler. She rates each with a grade to it's success. Good reference.

Kids' settle down jar...Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually