Here's something to do with all of the rocks that seem to magically pop out of the garden each spring: turn them into a colorful, interactive art-and-building set for your kids.
After they've gathered a small bucketful, have your young artists wash the rocks, then paint them with outdoor acrylic paint.
When the paint is dry, kids can stack, sort, and design to their hearts' content. Our testers made pyramids, circles in the grass, paths, and more. A bonus: your kids can continue to add to the collection as more rocks turn up.