Have a sidewalk chalk paint party!
AGAIN, pinterest has introduced me to a simple activity that is a HIT on the block. There are lots of posts out there about this activity so I'll just link you to one. Here is Busy Kid's = Happy Mom's receipt.
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I mix the stuff right up in a large water pitcher. I only mix it as white and allow the kids to add the color. They use a single apple sause container and I fill them up with the white slurry. We have a rule of 5 drops of food coloring, mix and then 5 more. I always have the primary colors so if they want to add 5 of one and 5 of another they still end up with a pretty secondary color. The mixing is half the fun for them. I have a lot of cheep, sturdy brushes so we have had this 'painting party' several times on the block this summer. The kids come over and request it. How could I say no:)