How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.
This All Natural Wood GeoBoard is perfect for introducing area and mathematical terms. Cognitive development incorporates logical thinking and problem solving and this hands on approach would help children understand concepts on a deeper level.
Ohio River driftwood, converted lantern, brass table top, and massive rope allcome together perfectly for this awesome "nautical feel" floor lamp. I think it would make an excellent mail box stand and solar lantern would be awesome too.