Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playin
Once your kids tire of the sprinkler halfway through the summer, jazz up their water play with pool noodles and PVC pipe to create these "blasters" they can move and direct. Click through for instructions and more ways to stay cool and survive the hot summer heat.