ANOTHER GAME TO PLAY WITH THE HERD- Ball Toss. Would also make a great "rainy day" activity. You could even find tubs or buckets of varying sizes (like nesting bins) for more of a challenge for the older kids (Think Skee-ball).
If you're looking for some great winter boredom busters for your little ones, you will love these 33 winter activities for toddlers! Via Tweed Wolf
How to write preschool lesson plans a year in advance - Stay At Home Educator, this is a great post on how to plan ahead for the new school year! For possible daycare or just Carson
20 Simple Toddler Activities: engaging and occupying toddlers - This Reading Mama --I like the water play activity and scarves in the wipes container idea.