How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.
portable roads that are easy for kids to put together and will travel easily, made out of old denim and yellow paint. velcro helps them stick to carpet - awesome idea! I'm so doing this with a pair of my old jeans!
1 Big Tarp *Mine was 12 feet long 2 Foam Pool Noodles 1 Wooden Dowel, split into 4 equal parts. *You can just break them in quarters Duct Tape *I used red and blue tape to resemble the lines on an ice hockey rink