Another totally easy but fun idea for any of you moms out there looking for a great playdate or playgroup activity: make trailmix!
We just had everyone bring a variety of foods (almonds, rice crispies, raisins, coconut, cheerios, etc.) - it was pretty much whatever we all had on hand to grab from the pantry! We put it all out in bowls, gave the kids each a cup and let 'em at it. The results were delicious - and, since we did it outside, there was no cleanup. Fantastic. For any of you who care, this is also a great activity to work on/teach your child how to use their pincer grasp. :-)