And water play is always a hit in the summer.
A little tip I picked up from my days teaching preschool: grab some paintbrushes, a bucket of water, and paint the driveway, sidewalk, or (in our case) deck with water. There's no mess, the kids enjoy it, and the worst-case scenario is that everyone gets wet.
|Baby E didn't really paint much, but he LOVED stirring the paintbrush vigorously in the water.|
|The deck is very wet now.|
|Eventually we traded the water and the deck for sidewalk chalk on the driveway. This did not last long; it was too hot.|
|This is a wet spot. Baby E dumped an entire container of water from the deck. Sarah wanted to try the chalk in there to see if the colors would be brighter.|
|Sarah, the good little sci-fi fan, encouraging extra-terrestrial visits|