Without some sort of schedule my kids go crazy. True Freedom is too much to handle for some people I guess. So I did some crafts with them. An easy one for all ages is the String of Stars. Little kids need to learn how to trace and cute and this is an great way to teach that since it does those things repeatedly. Which might get kinda boring for big kids or kids with ADHD. My hyper 8 year old did 2 stars and got bored.
After that they can trace as many stars as they want. You can let them make their own strand or you can combine them to make one big one. My 7 year old decided to write his name on all the ones he cut out, I guess he wanted to everyone to know which ones he did.
I didn't even have to pose this picture for you. Its what my 8 year old left when he got bored.
Cheap entertainment for an hour.