While they may have their studies to attend to, or hobbies to pursue, parents need to channel their energy into teaching them some extra skills. So here are some ways to keep your children busy.
Any suggestions regarding craft ideas can make parents break into cold sweat. They visualize the mess and the cleaning that follows these chaotic experiments. But it needn't necessarily be that way.
Give them complete freedom to do what they wish to, and see what they come up with. It could be a wind chime or even a ditzy wall hanging. Put it up and encourage them to be inspired.
Just keep a condition - their work should not match anything they've seen on TV, in magazines or books, or on the Internet. This way, you would even be able to gauge the child's capacity to create new things.
As they get proficient, ask them to make a twist in the rules that would make the game more interesting. It may not be complicated or out of the ordinary, but it does inspire children to invent something that makes the game interesting. Keep twisting a rule every week, and you'll end up with a game that is entirely devised by your child.
The curiosity that children have can match up to that of a cat's. It only makes sense to channel it in the right direction and guide them to spend their time wisely. By doing this, you can ensure that they are being productive, and your kids will have their collectible memories.