Back in October we made coloured rice, let it dry then added a few cups to let the children scoop the rice with!!
I had an old opened package of pasta that I found in the back of my cupboard when I finally got around to spring cleaning and thought I don't want to feed it to my family so why not let the children play with it?!!! I added a few trucks to make a bumpy road then the children added their own cups and fry pans!
Yep that is what I did, I brought sand inside!! I have not done this very often as we do have a sandbox outside but it was for my daughters 'Little Mermaid' themed birthday. There is sand, shells and shovels. It can get very messy and I find it dusty too! (This sand was bought in a bag from Toys R Us). Of course the children had a great time but I think I will leave sand for outside play!!!:0)
This is what I call Puff Wheat Cereal! You can buy it in huge bags in the cereal isle! The 'puffs' are soft and squishy and the children loved to play with it!!!!! It does get everywhere but was very easy to vacuum up!
On those winter days when it was just too cold to go outside, I brought the snow inside!!! It was lots of fun and you can make it a science experiment too showing them the melted snow the next day!! One year I did this I had mittens for the kids to put on while they played but I found the mittens were a bit of a pain. I think children are not as sensitive to the cold as adults are and they had fun playing in it with their bare hands. I also had shovels and spoons for them to use!
Jesse made a few snow castles!!
This one I just did at Easter time. I put water with bubbles and a whole bunch of plastic Easter eggs!!