2. Set out activity tablesA children’s play area can have more than just tents: it can have activity tables filled with board games, coloring books, colors (the nonpermanent kind) and toys. You don’t even need to buy these items; you can simply have friends bring in some of what they have at home.
If you can afford to buy lots of coloring books, it’s even better. There are also many free printable coloring pages online that you can print out and give kids instead of coloring books.