I am a firm believer in "get outside and run and play until you collapse, then take a bath and go to sleep" and then do it all over again the next day. Since I work, camp pretty much has that covered for me-THANK GOODNESS. But the question at hand is "What do I do with my lil one when the weather is bad, or money is tight or the car is broke?" VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS. Take your kid on a virtual field trip and discover a world of endless learning and possibilities. Here are some good examples:
Visit a real farm! http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/main.html I like this one for the younger kids. The movies are real, the farmers are real and there is a lot to learn about farms.
Go on an adventure! http://questconnect.org/ These are free online expeditions that allow you to engage your children with journal entries, photographs and data.
Greatest Places Online. http://www.goals.com/Index.htm Online adventures around the world with real time reports. The photography here is beautiful.
Get electrical http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/ Good lessons but for an older student.
Learn about the Liberty Bell http://www.libertybellmuseum.com/ Nice photos and good content on a subject that is rarely taught in school.
I will continue to add links as I come to them, but feel free to comment and offer suggestions to other sites.