Playing with Moon Sand for one of their hands-on activities. I bought it from a fellow homeschooling mom's yard sale for $3 and we all love it! I confess, I love making stuff with them in moon sand, it's got such a cool texture!
Eating "Alphabet Pretzels" that they helped me make on the first day of school.
Each day, I try to provide one hands-on experience for the kids. Here is a list I made for myself of things we can choose to do:
Duplos or Legos
Playing with water