Quiet Boxes - for the child who no longer naps and for the mother who needs her sanity back. This is great idea even for older kids, for weekends & summer afternoons. We can all use a lil more quiet time!
Good ideas: Brown paper instead of a table cloth so they can draw on it. Disposable cameras with a list of things to find. Stickers and animal toys Retro toys like spinning tops that they wont have played with before.
button snake - fine motor activity for teaching buttoning skills (happy hooligans) what a great craft idea for camping trip . doesn't take up a lot of space and the toddlers love the twirly effect that the snake makes when done.