Keeping them busy for the next 50 days...
A few years ago I remember Jane or Posy setting herself the challenge of crocheting a blanket in a month before Christmas. I like the idea of time limited tasks, so this year I have invested in two craft kits for my two younger children.
For Him a workshop that cuts balsa wood. The kit contains instructions for a castle and a ship. He has a dream of buildings walls and bridges for Warhammer.
For Her a Tatty Ted latch rug kit. She really gets into challenges. This will be done long before Christmas but I predict another kit will soon be on her wishlist.