MaryEllen has done an outstanding job gathering a list of ideas, all in one place, for those of us scrambling for ideas to free up our time once in a while.
All of these activities have been tested by real moms and kids.
Some will be appropriate for very young children, and some act will be better for preschool children. You will need to determine what will work for your child. Also, you may be surprised at which activities your child likes best. Just try them and find what works best for your family!
Most of these ideas require minimal cost and setup.
I highly recommend this book for parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers!! Whether you have older children or not, this will help get younger children accustomed to playing with each other or by themselves while giving them time to stretch and use their imaginations as you complete housework at a record pace!”
-Annette from In All You Do