One idea I had for curing those slow moments after school was to get my daughter and all of the kids in the neighborhood into building a butterfly garden. We had a patch of dirt in the very corner of our yard that I allowed them to till and then bought seeds for about a dollar. They thought this was a great idea. They have plans for when the butterflies come. I also got two butterfly nets for $1.00 so that they can catch them and record what they caught so they can look up what kinds of butterflies are coming to visit. I thought this could lead into all sorts of activities. It didn’t take very long, and this kind of garden can be planted in a pot for those who don’t have backyards. I spent less than $3.00 and the activity is hopefully going to continue to entertain them through out the summer!