Make a movie with your camera or smart phone
Nothing beats recreating your favourite blockbuster film or let your imagination run wild.
Have a scavenger hunt.
Hide items in your house or yard, then give the kids a list of the items and see who can find them the fastest.
Build a fort.
If you don’t have a big box, build a fort with sheets and blankets instead. Snuggle up to your favourite films and tv shows. Or make a cardboard box house and let the kids decorate it with paint or markers.
My family played this when I was a teen, and we’d try to come up with impossibly difficult things to act out.
Rainsticks are easy to assemble by filling a paper-towel tube with rice and crumpled wiring (or something to make the rice move slower) and covering the ends with paper and tape.
Learn a language.
Apps such as Duolingo is a great way to learn a language that is fun and the whole family can join in.
Look at the stars through a telescope or head along to the Star Dome and learn about the wonders of space. Star Dome also have a holiday special, Volcanoes in Space. It takes a look at rare eruptions beneath Earth and how it would effect outter space.