fairy soup - happy hooligans - outdoor sensory activities for kids. This is also a free activity you could consider mentioning to parents; a trip to the local park and then play at home. Also called a messy mixture, or "perfume making"
Try this simple activity with your child to guesstimate the age of a tree in your yard and nurture the developing math skills. Remember: every tree grows at a different rate, check the average growth rate of the tree rings too and compare.
Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!
DIY Drawing and tracing using shadows: great craft/art for kids too. "Nature and shadow- what if we take out the paints and paint in the lines…."… great idea for tracing. Take a quick pic then don't have to worry about sun changing places.