Take a toy audit
So many games; but nothing to play with? Delving deep into the toy box to track down old puzzles and forgotten train sets can stave off boredom in an instant. There's also the bonus of decluttering. If your toys are all in check, referee tidying challenges for children to spring clean an area of the house or brighten up their bedroom wall. Before binning expensive kids' magazines use them to make a collage poster of their favourite characters.