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Write play ideas on paddle pop sticks and get your little one to choose one randomly.  Whatever they choose is what they play! #rainyday

I think I will make some of these great rainy day activity sticks to pull out the next time April showers rolls around. Erin, from How to Nest for Less, created these adorable activity sticks.

diy percussions

15 Genius Tin Can Crafts and Upcycles

canned food tin cans drum set toys, rubber bands, Homemade Musical Instruments {Music & Instruments}

Jell-o Play Dough  Ingredients:  1 Cup White Flour 2 Tbsp. Salt 2 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar 2 Tbsp. Cooking Oil 1 Cup Warm Water 1 3oz. Package of Jell-0 Directions:  Add ingredients together in mixing bowl.  Mix until consistent. Pour into a pan and stir continuously over LOW heat.  (Keep it low, it will thicken suddenly and will burn easily because of the sugar content!) Once thickened into a big ball, place on wax paper to cool. Knead for a few minutes with some flour until it’s no longer…

the BEST playdough recipe, hands down. and you make it with JELLO! Ingredients for this Jello playdough recipe: white flour – 1 cup salt – 2 tbsp cream of tartar – 2 tbsp cooking oil – 2 tbsp warm water – 1 cup Jello – 1 pack

Last minute if it rains!

Super Spy Training Birthday Party ideas, Laser Beam challenge with streamers and other games

super cute chore jar. kids feel like they have some choice in the matter :)...i did a variation of this.  i bought colored large craft sticks and color coded them by length of chore (blue are 5 min chores, orange are 15 min chores, etc...). i wrote the chores on the sticks with a sharpie.  so far so good. my 9 year old lives for the relax no chore today stick:)

Whatever Dee-Dee wants.: Chore Jar with Color Coded Chore sticks and free printable. I like that the chores are broken down into details!

Pool Noodle Project Tutorials

Pool Noodle Marble Race Track HomeSpunThreads: Day Marble Racetrack with Serving Pink Lemonade

easy to make toys for boys - Google Search

How to Build a Simple Shadow Puppet Theater

Build a Simple Shadow Puppet Theater EASY shadow puppets -- great for when the power goes out! What are your favorite open-ended play ideas for the kids? the-parent-water-cooler

Cute Gift for the younger set....Bubble Bath Paint  in kid-sized containers with a big brush for the bath!  Add a character towel  or a bath animal! Homemade Bath Paint Bath paint 1/4 cup shampoo/ or hand soap/ or body wash (use whatever soapy thing you have lying around, great use for shampoo you didn’t like, or the end of the body wash) 1/4 cup corn starch 1-2 TBS water 3-4 drops food coloring

Bath paints: 1 cup baby bubble bath or body wash 4 tbsp cornstarch food coloring - HUGE bathtime hit for my artistic girl!

KIDS CHORE CHARTS!!! Several different ideas. I like ones that don't have lots of parts that could get spilled or go missing!!

Visual schedule with pull down flaps + magnets. When item is completed, close the flap, and the word "done" is on the outside. I like this as an idea for a visual schedule during the school day for my kiddos.

Cardboard Tube Space Ship. Be sure to use paper towel or wrapping paper rolls. (we don't use toilet paper rolls, that is gross!)

Cardboard Tube Space Ship

A must for my space loving boy.DIY Cardboard Tube Space Ship by marthastewart: A great reuse for those long wrapping paper tubes.

Such a fun idea for this summer! I know I needed one when I was younger!

Great CRAFT idea: Find a jar or container and label it with "I'm bored Jar". Instead of writing fun things to do, I think I would put helpful tasks and chores on them!

Rainy day fun indoors

10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids -- Yay for easy and FUN activities! - Particularly love suminagashi painting, laundry basket travel and make your own sunshine!

Noodle light sabers--making these for Evan's bday party this wkend. Almost 12 yrs old but still loves the sabers!!!

Light Sabers using noodles and duct tape! Great for a little boy's birthday party! Great for when we do a star wars birthday party which will be coming soon

75 Things to do with your kids (many are FREE)..Traditions they will remember. Someone wrote: "Best list I've ever seen! So many things I'd never heard or thought of!"

Lots of Fun Things to do with kids! 75 Things to be exact!Traditions they will remember. Someone wrote: "Best list I've ever seen! So many things I'd never heard or thought of!