The last few days it seems our activity center has been the wading pool in my parents' backyard. It has been used for swim-play, of course, and has been used simultaneously with potting and painting.
The kids enjoyed standing in the pool while potting flowers. Then took frequent pool breaks between brushstrokes while painting. And when their watercolor on paper transitioned to watercolor on bodies (theirs and ours), the pool proved useful for rinsing.
We're taking advantage of the gorgeous weather while we can get it!
Top picture: Notice my son's soil leaping out of his pot as he pours his water in.
2nd picture: My daughter refuses to wear hair accessories most of the time, but prefers holding her hair out away from her face (usually one hand at each side) despite the lack of coordination that follows having your hands always occupied.