We keep a jar (well, a cup actually) full of idea Popsicle sticks on a shelf in our living room. These quick ideas are great for those times when we all have a touch of winter induced cabin fever!
I color coded our sticks into two categories: the sticks with a red end are songs to sing. I posted here listing some common songs for toddlers and preschoolers. The sticks with a black end are activities to do together. Here are some of the quick, little prep activities we enjoy. The color coding and writing were all done in permanent marker. This has proved to be a fun and useful jar!