Grow a grass caterpillar using panty hose, potting soil, and grass seeds.

The Very Hairy Caterpillar by familyfun: Made with knee high nylon hose, pony tail holders, potting soil and grass seed. Though you could also use wheat or barley grass. great idea in the kitchen for a healthy 'green' juice :)

Seed Fun- seed discovery boxes

Seed Discovery Boxes for investigating plants with toddlers (or even older kids!) Have you ever showed your children the seeds?

Lots of ideas for using pallets.  Love the house idea and the walkway idea.

Could easily build this trellis from shipping pallets- a fun play area for kids AND a great space to grow beans and other vining veggies.put between play area and garden.

Grow grass on a sponge

Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden

Plant an Indoor Sponge Garden Activity - Grass Seed - Supplies Needed: sponge, small plate, grass seed, water, clear plastic wrap (takes about 2 weeks)

Love the music wall idea.  I am so bored with our playground!!

let the children play: Simple Play Space Transformations: Sound Makers dollar store kitchen supplies used to make a great sound wall for outdoor play.

Make a Giant Xylophone

70 Summery Backyard DIY Projects That Are Borderline Genius

How to make a giant xylophone Make this giant xylophone for your kids which doubles as a colourful outdoor artwork.

Love this idea of making pipe cleaner carrots and working on fine motor by pinching them to pull out.  We get some really big egg cartons at school, too.  (Teachers wouldn't have to put the carrots back as frequently)

Fine Motor Garden activity Pulling Pipe Cleaner Carrots Out of the Garden (fine motor practice; by SortingSprinkles; can extend activity by creating patterns, turning this into an addition or subtraction activity, etc.

Directions to build a terrarium

Terrariums are miniature gardens grown inside covered clear containers. Use them as a low-maintenance way to enhance your indoor environment, or as a way to teach kids about the water cycle as they witness the fascinating succession of evaporation, conden