Arts & crafts — Now is the perfect time to pull out the arts and crafts supplies you've been hoarding all year. And even if you don't have a kit prepared, you would be amazed what you can make with items lying around the house. Gather things like crayons, markers, paints, empty paper towel tubes, buttons, feathers, old magazines and colored paper. The only limit is your imagination. Kids love making things with their own hands, so this is a great activity for them. The family can work together on a project, or each person can make his or her own to display in the "family art gallery."