Y'all know me: always on the lookout for a quick and easy toddler activity; extra bonus points if the materials are free and/or found around the house. :) This one is a winner!
Empty (clean) Parmesan cheese container
Drinking straws cut into pieces (length depends on age of child)
Yield: Hours and hours of quiet entertainment!
We also sorted the straws by color and then she said, "Let's count!"
What are some other ways you can think to extend the play?