Outdoor Summer Fun and so did we. we saw this list! Some new and amazing ideas we haven't seen yet to keep kids busy this summer. Worth a look for the links alone! 30 out of the box ideas (and awesome links to support you in doing them.
Make a wind chime out of old keys and acrylic paint. - This site has lots of cheap outdoor/backyard ideas. I can't use most because I live in an apartment - but I love the old key to windchime and spray painted folding chairs.
Mud Pie Kitchen - Gather old tins & pots from thrift stores - great way to teach children how to make compost & worm teas for the garden, brew up their own fresh calming herb chamomile or lemon balm tea & bake seed balls to grow new flowers & herbs.
EMBRACE PROHIBITION (Bottle Trees – A New Englander’s View)
I found this cobalt Bottle Garden not far from my home.There is a traditional Bottle Tree at the far end. With over 400 bottles/glass pieces in her garden, some have inevitably self-seeded across the street.