Magnetic Puzzles - stick a little magnet onto the back of each puzzle piece, then put together the puzzle on a cookie sheet! Great way to keep from losing puzzle pieces, easy clean-up, and great for car trips!
Weekly newsletter home: start the year by doing it yourself then transition to kids taking over. You do the final read thru to make sure it's appropriate. Can even set the article topics yourself if you want or have them choose what to write about