I was just reading this article about how to survive the day with over-tired children. I think there are many great points mentioned throughout the article. I can admit to using the TV sometimes, but we also do other things, as well. My children enjoy playing with play-dough or clay, and I have heard that there are recipes to make your own, although we have not tried that yet. We also do keep toys in boxes, so we can switch them out every so often. The children enjoy playing with toys that seem like new to them, since they have not played with them in a while. Sometimes going outside and just running around helps, but I agree that sometimes it is important to have the children do something purposeful, such as playing a game or drawing with chalk.

What do you do when your children are bored or over-tired?