So we were brainstorming about how to
New toys that aren't yours. I resurrected a ball toy that consists of chutes and ramps that balls run down. It kept many busy...Find a friend with whom you can swap toys.
Playdoh - homemade is best. Use unsweetened kool-aid type drink mix to color and scent it. Get out the cookie cutters, rolling pins and have fun.
12' long tube of fabric ribbing. I kid you not, this is probably the best $12 I have ever spent. We call it the car wash. You have two of those adorable teens each hold an end open and send kids through on their hands and knees. It's hilarious and they have a blast.
Pack-n-play and a large amount of balls = ball pit. Ball pit balls are very inexpensive and they don't hurt when they hit you. The pack-n-play helps contain them. You could also use an inflatable pool.
Dress up clothes. We're bringing hard hats, shields, knights clothes, princess dresses and cowboy hats. We're testosterone heavy in the nursery, so I'll be looking for more "manly" dress-up clothes in our bin tonight.
Roads, Rivers and Runways - Get a large sheet of paper and draw a city or just a race track for the boys to run their cars on or make an airport for the planes. You can draw a lake for the boats, too.
Kindermats. The make good napping spots, forts, baby beds and tunnels for cars and trucks.
Videos. I'm a firm believer in judicious use of Veggie Tales. We use this for that last half hour when we've heard all too many times, "Is it time to go home yet?"
Have a great week! I'll try to post more as the week goes on...