My kids love to play with mini marshmallows and toothpicks. They make people, bridges, cars...and have a snack while playing.
They also like to play with beans or rice-- I'll give them each a big soup pot or a 13x9 in. casserole dish, fill it with the beans and give them measuring cups and spoons to play with. You'll have a bit of a mess to sweep up but it's eaiser to clean up afer then playdoh!
I've let them "paint" the bathtub. Give them a paper plate with washable paints and a brush and let them paint a masterpiece. They get super messy but I just turn the shower head on and rinse them right off. The washable paint wont stain the tub or their clothes. Tons of fun.
Have fun with your kiddos, Mom! :D
at 1:08 PM on Jan. 31, 2011