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Paint the inside of a lunchbox with chalkboard paint so you can write messages to your kid. How sweet!

I used to love love getting notes from my mom in my lunch box. Use chalkboard paint to paint inside top of lunch box so you can write the kiddos a note everyday - how sweet!

Basket

Your child receives a quarter each time they help out. Then they can "buy" from the house "store." Teach them about money & responsibility.- I like the house store idea.

DIY LEGO Travel Case Made from Lunch Box

DIY LEGO Travel Case Made from Lunch Box

Use a tin lunch box and Lego baseplate to make this easy DIY Travel Lego Case in under ten minutes, perfect for LEGO play on the go!

Paint flip-top case from Hobby Lobby, glue on LEGO base, store LEGOs inside...take it on the road!

Paint a flip-top case from Hobby Lobby, glue on LEGO base, store LEGOs inside.take it on the road! Paint a flip-top case from Hobby Lobby, glue on LEGO base, store LEGOs inside.take it on the road!

Great idea! A Healthier Homemade Lunchable and adaptable your kids can have real cheese in there, Hormel natural ham (no nitrates/nitrites), fruit, and a healthier cracker.  You can choose!

A Healthier Homemade Lunchable and adaptable your kids can have real food instead of that rubbery stuff! Neat idea to use the sandwich container for storage.

20 Amazing Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer Long!

20 Amazing Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer Long!

Bath Activities for Kids - Pool noodle bath pit

This is awesome...it will get us through the winter!  31 Days of Indoor Fun for Toddlers...tons of super fun ideas you can do inside with little ones!

31 Days of Indoor Fun for Toddlers

This is awesome.it will get us through the winter! 31 Days of Indoor Fun for Toddlers.tons of super fun ideas you can do inside with little ones! - Crafting For Ideas

pack and go kitchen

25 Ingenious Ways How to Keep Playroom Clutter Free

Pack 'N' Go Kitchen - DIY Toy Stove made with Silhouette Cameo - Tutorial + FREE SVG and Studio Cut Files! I'll keep this in the kitchen so little Miss can "cook" with me!

Pretend playing is good for your child's imagination, and develops vital social, language, thinking and emotional skills. For more kid related ideas, go to: blog.brightstarkids.com.au #pretendplay #imaginaryplay #playideas

25 Pretend Play Ideas

Pretend playing is good for your child's imagination, and develops vital social, language, thinking and emotional skills.

Colored rice sensory bin

Rainbow Rice Garden for Play: Measure rice cups) and put it in a Ziploc bag with about of food coloring or liquid water colors (works great!) and 3 T of rubbing alcohol. mix the rice in the bags to spread the color.

Restaurants and kids don't always mix, but with these awesome ways to keep preschoolers occupied you'll be wanting to eat out regularly!   via @hollyhomer

20+ CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP PRESCHOOLERS OCCUPIED AT A RESTAURANT

Restaurants and kids don't always mix, but with these awesome ways to keep preschoolers occupied you'll be wanting to eat out regularly!

The ULTIMATE Gift Guide for Toddlers! 25+ gifts for kids ages 2-3 that will encourage imagination and creative play. No batteries are required for most of these fabulous gifts that will help your toddler develop important skills.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Toddlers

The ULTIMATE Gift Guide for Toddlers! 25 gifts for kids ages that will encourage imagination and creative play. No batteries are required for most of these fabulous gifts that will help your toddler develop important skills.

DIY Water and Sand Table - Easy Water and Sand Tubs perfect for winter in the garage!!

EASIEST DIY Water Table and DIY Sand Table - Summer Sensory Play

Water and Sand Tubs DIY - How To Make Easy Sand tub and water tub - Sand and water stations

30 Ways To Repurpose Baby Items. Some of these are pretty ridiculous but some are decent!

30 Ways To Repurpose Baby Items

30 Ways To Repurpose Baby Items - I Heart Arts n Crafts

This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for long car rides. Use sight words, color words or word families.

23 DIY Projects That Will Amaze Your Kids

23 DIY Projects That Will Blow Your Kids’ Minds. DIY yourself into the best parent ever.