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Create a fun roadway out of a shower curtain for a fun day of drawing and playing.

Color the Road: Shower curtain (liner) taped to the kitchen floor. The road is drawn on with permanent marker and the kids can colour to their hearts content then drive their cars on it. MAK note: Shower Curtain Liner - explore other drawing ideas.

Learning shapes by jumping

10 Shape Activities for Toddlers! It's Hip to be Square!

"Run to the shape called." This is a fun inside game but could do with sidewalk chalk outside as well. Great for learning colours.

200+ Activities for Ages 1-5 from Play Create Explore

Play Create Explore: Activites for Ages continuously updated resource for tons of creative activities for kids! it is huge ONGOING list of creative activities from Play Create Explore

Cardboard stairs slide... What an awesome idea! Must do : )

Chris started this one years ago. haha not sur how safe but definitely fun Cardboard + Stairs = DIY Slide!

I just did this with the kids, it was fun!

soap bubble painting (dishsoap, water, and paint. blow with a straw and press paper down on top) I loved doing this, but be sure kids wear paintshirts.bubble bursting is messy business!

DIY Quiet Blocks With Pool Noodles - outdoor classroom. This is way cool.  Pool noodles aren't too expensive are they???

DIY Quiet Blocks

Sawing practice and making a gift for younger children.DIY Quiet Blocks With Pool Noodles - outdoor classroom. Pool noodles aren't too expensive are they?

All the recipes for make your own...Play doh, bath paint, colored pasta, big bubbles, sidewalk chalk,finger paints,colored rice, glues, spray paints, pavement paint and more.

"All the recipes for make your own: Play doh bath paint colored pasta big bubbles sidewalk chalk finger paints colored rice glues spray paints pavement paint & more.

Liquid sidewalk chalk:  mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of cornstarch. Then pour it into muffin tins or small cups. Then add food coloring to make the colors you would like. use  Wilton food coloring gel for vibrant colors.

DIY Liquid Sidewalk Chalk Paint Ingredients: A muffin tin Paint brushes 1 cup of cornstarch 1 cup of water food coloring Recipe: Mix the cornstarch and water in a small cup or bowl. Pour into muffin tins. Add drops of food coloring to each well