I just found the COOLEST blog called Make & Takes.
I've been feeling a little stagnant as a mom lately... not really doing a whole lot of new or fun things with the kids. I did do something with the kids recently that another friend had suggested previously- filled up a tub with cool water, play dishes, and a couple of washcloths, and let the kids "wash" dishes outside.
It was a fun way to cool off and it kept them occupied for about 30 minutes (looooong in the life of a preschooler!).
Other than that little activity, I've been in sort of a rut with the kids. I don't ever feel the pressure to keep my kids constantly entertained or on a strict schedule, but I also feel like a few structured activities during the week can't hurt their imaginations expanding to new territories.
Plus, it gives me a few minutes of peace. ;)
Anyways, check out the Make & Takes blog. Lots of really cool ideas on there. I originally found it through this post at Sycamore Stirrings, which is talking about doing Muffin Tin Meals for kids (check it out- something I'm going to start doing more to get out of the chicken nugget/corn dog rut with my kids).
Let me know what sort of fun, simple, creative activities you do with your preschoolers & toddlers. I can use all the help I can get!