This idea of creating a nature table is great. It sorts the larger natural materials into wooden baskets, and smaller ones into a tray. I like how there is also a magnifying glass to allow children to examine materials closer up.
Consider yourself the most awesome parent to walk this earth if you take the time to repurpose cardboard. Teach Me Mommy's ball drop wall game will keep your toddler entertained, and possibly give you enough time to enjoy a few minutes to yourself. Plus, it encourages motor skills -- double score! More from The Stir : 14 Best Cardboard Box Crafts to Make With Kids (PHOTOS)