To go along with the post below I wanted to write down one activity that Carter really enjoys doing lately...and maybe some of your kiddos would like it as well.
When we check the mail there is usually a grocery store ad in the mix...not like Wal-Mart or Target...the ones that are chock full...page to page of groceries. I usually throw those ads right out because they are so busy and too much for my eyes to handle. However, I now hang on to them because Carter has created his own game out of them.
Carter will take the ad and spread it out across the floor. He will then tell me, "Mom! go shopping! What do we need?" I will reply, "hmmmm....I think we need some cereal. Can you find me the cereal?" He will then search the ad until he finds a box of cereal (there are always boxes of cereal;) And then I will continue to go shopping while Carter finds the items.
He will play this for so long and it is easy for me to do because I can be folding laundry or being really super productive (read: playing Farmville) while I shout out my requests.
Try it...your kids might love it too. Also...I want to hear what kind of games or activities your kids really enjoy doing that you think we should try...so give me some ideas of how you spend your days together!