Here's a fun cheap/free activity for your little busybody to use up some of the hot afternoon indoor time this summer. Grab a handful of different-colored objects and a muffin tin, and let them sort by color. I used my button stash, and my 26-month-old sat for a solid HOUR sorting buttons! She's begged daily for a week to play with them again. With a newborn, I'm always looking for ways to keep her busy having fun while I'm tending to him. This was a HUGE hit. Other ideas for sorting: coins by type, spools of thread, crayons, milk jug caps, or even colored scrapbook paper cut into squares or punched with a hole punch. Happy sorting!