When the kids are bored they tend to want to go on some sort of screen: tv, computer games. This is an easy way to kill time, but it really detracts from family time and building memories together.
I have been challenged to encourage my children to be creators rather than consumers. To have them be the ones to build, plant, fish, bike, draw, paint, tend.
The youngest boys have helped tend to our little garden. That meant that they had to help grandma plant it, then water it. The harvest is always fun and easy. Fresh beans, peas and tomatoes. Yum! A few unnamed older ones have been know to eat a bunch and not leave any for the hard workers ;) Just wait a few days and here comes some more!