This is a must try. It's the simplest thing to make and the kids are totally into it. These anchor socks are played with for a week straight now. I initially created them for our sailing the mayflower activity but they deserve to be highlighted on their own.
How to Make: A sock, stuff with newspaper and tied shut with long string.
They practice throwing the anchor in buckets, they drag the buckets around with the anchors (caught a big fish), they catch each other with the anchors, anchors get landed on square taped to floor with painters tape and anchors get a parade walk. Very surprised by how much action this simple DIY toy gets.