I turned my children loose in the backyard one afternoon this week with no planned activities whatsoever. I didn't encourage them to do anything at all, nor discourage them from things that were safe (enough). Take a peek at what my son came up with.
That's right. He took an old piece of lumber and a large log and made a see-saw.
And then he made a balance beam.
Aren't you thankful for lazy afternoons at home?