I am looking for suggestions on creating a portable toy stash.
I am part of a new church plant and in charge of the nursery/younger children room. Right now I anticipate no more than 10 children probably from birth to first grade. Because of the nature of our temporary (read: 6 months) location, I will need to bring toys with me each service and cannot do anything messy like paints, play-doh, etc.
What I am trying to do is create two toy stashes - one for outside - I have access to a large shady and grassy area - and one for inside on nights weather doesn't permit. I am trying to make these stashes as open ended as possible, hopefully flexible enough to entertain a range of ages and to encourage creative play. What would you include?
I am also open to suggestions on games, activities, etc. Nothing need be Bible themed, we just want to create a safe, loving, and fun place for the little ones to enjoy while their parents worship. :-)