How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.
I had a mud kitchen cabinet when I was little. My grandma stocked it with cookie cutters and bowls and all he things you see here. It sat near the spigot of an artesian well that produced the coldest, clearest water needed for the best mud cuisine.
this is one of the best water wall ideas i have found. really simple and let's kids turn the bottles to direct water different places. also keeps bottle caps to stop water! i am going to try this and use other containers too! would work well on wood too.
outdoor activity for ages Play Create Explore: Contact Paper Collage.instead of gluing objects to paper, use contact paper instead (which is already adhesive) and have your toddler just stick items to it!