Outside Game Ideas:
Red Light/Green Light: Have children run around during green light, go slow for yellow light, and stop for red light. Have fun and play "opposite day" where red means go, etc.
Mother May I
Follow the Leader
Choo Choo Train (one child be the engine, one the freight car, you be the caboose, and have the engine run and do silly things and everyone try to keep up)
Indoor Play Ideas:
Fingerpainting (on paper, in the sink, on a cookie sheet, whatever you've got)
Glass of water, food coloring, eye dropper or pipette, paper towels: Let children put food coloring in glass of water and use eye dropper to squirt onto paper towels.
Make homemade playdough and use butter knives, forks, toothpicks to make patterns and cut. Make "cakes" in cake pans or any other kitchen tools that you've got on hand.
(For bathtime) Shaving cream, pie pans, spatulas, funnels
Bake together (Breads and muffins are usually easy for this)
Clean together (DD loves doing baking soda and vinegar in our toilets)
Plant a pot garden
Hide and object and have children find it doing the "you're cold, you're cool, you're red hot" trick.
Empty Paper Towel rolls (spyglasses, ball shutes--you can make balls out of aluminum foil--etc.)
Acrylic Felt from craft store (cut into lettuce, carrot slices, green beans, cheese slices, etc., and use with real pots and pans for pretend kitchen). You can also fill old spice jars with dry pasta and beans and cinnamon sticks for additional "ingredients".
Wooden beads from craft store (you can string these or use them as pretend play food, etc.)
Stuff and old sock with cotton, sew ends onto old washcloth and have children draw faces and glue on yarn "hair" for dollies
Use shoe boxes for stacking and making a dollhouse (make miniature dolls from clothespins or wooden pegs from craftstore). Children will enjoy decorating rooms with markers, cut out paper, etc.
Fill a cardboard box or a Rubbermaid container with birdseed or sand. Dig with garden tools or spoons, fill up cups or buckets. Hide rocks and sticks and dig them out.
Old spices for shaking, a bowl of water, a spoon to make "soup"
Build a fort with fabrics or blankets.
Pull cushions off couch and make a hideout or jump on cushions.
Mix cornstarch, water, and food coloring for a neat effect.
Pull out binoculars, tape measure, digital camera and let children play.
Pull out toolbox and discuss the different tools.
Make musical instruments using toilet paper rolls, paper plates, rice, and stapler.
Mix oil and water in a jar.