From the Publisher
Summer vacations, long holiday weekends and rainy afternoons all may start out relatively peaceful, but if you're a parent, you know that sooner or later someone is going to voice that timeless phrase, “There's nothing to do!” You can aim your kids toward the crayons or tell them to go outside and play, but eventually they'll come back, looking to turn a boring afternoon into a creative, memorable day. If you're like most parents, you don't have any better ideas than your kids do right off the top of your head.
This book is designed to save you, every time this happens. You'll look like the coolest parent around when you come up with these creative projects to do with your kids. Instead of watching the same DVDs again and again, you and your kids can be:
~Making and using your own custom sidewalk chalk
~Going on a backyard camping trip, complete with nature walk and cookout
~Making homemade ice cream in a plastic bag
~Having a snowball fight in the middle of a summer heat wave
~Growing a playhouse
and many more fun activities. From quick art projects to crafts that take a weekend, you'll find something to do with your kids no matter how much time you have, and each project is designed to entertain your family without costing a lot of money.