We are always bringing home favorite rocks from the river and I love that these natural (and free!) objects have so many opportunities for creative play. Visit My Nearest and Dearest to find out some of the ways they like to play with rocks!
We're in the thick of summer and sometimes this is when boredom sets in but Salsa Pie has you covered with these wonderful craft videos for kids for PBS on YouTube. There are five so far, and they are all made from materials you probably already have at home. Also, each craft has extended play value; make a boat from plastic water bottles then go float it or make a 1920's flapper-style headband then go dancing the afternoon away. To be alerted everytime a new craft video is posted, just subscribe to the channel!
I'm in love with this adorable origami doll house at Tuts+! The house can be big or small depending on the size of the paper you use. This is perfect for days when it's too hot to go outside or you need something quick to entertain the troops!
Artsy Ants shares this cute tutorial to make a paper tie and I thought it would be perfect for a father's day card or maybe have the kids make one for themselves to wear when treating dad to breakfast in bed!