The weather is always a factor when deciding on what you can do during the week. If it is fairly dry there are always local parks (but that only works with smaller children in my experience). There are local skate parks that older children use for their skateboards and the latest craze of (what we used to call) scooters!
If your children like making things (and most do) I am sure that the more 'crafty' of parents can call upon a multitude of ideas of things to make to while away the hours. I think when you are making things with the children it is nice to have a theme to work towards and that way they don't think you are just trying to occupy them (which you are of course) for a few hours.
Of course, Halloween is just around the corner and it would be a perfect time to get them to help you arrange some decorations, party invitations etc., for the day (or should I say night!). Looking through my gallery on the website, I found these Halloween little makes that Joanne (my daughter) made a couple of years ago.
They are quite easy to make with any Halloween patterned paper (or even just black, orange and purple card) and once you start the ideas will just flow. Leave a comment to say what you have planned for Halloween or what suggestions you have for keeping your children (or others) occupied. Thanks for stopping by.