TODAY | December 26, 2013
>>> if you're like a lot of family, your kids are probably home from school this week either plugged into a video game or telling you that they are so bored.
>> donna has ideas to keep your kids busy while nurturing their creative side. hey, donna. we love this. getting away from the video games and ipad.
>> you're home together as a family, spend it together as a family.
>> chloe is so sweet. she has lovely manners.
>> all those prepsents, you how about doing the thank you notes.
>> one of the best things you can teach your children to do.
>> so you can make cards out of anything. chloe is working on this right here, we use buttonsed a fe ed and felt and stamps and just made a cute little thank you. maybe even cereal. just glue it --
>> what a way to spend the day.
>> what does samantha have cooking over here?
>> she's putting together all the things that remind her of last year. this is a time capsule , you can put in magazine clippings, maybe a halloween picture.
>> and bury it somewhere?
>> yeah, go hide it.
>> where will you bury it? don't tell us. keep it a secret .
>> if i had made one when i was a kid, maybe i would have some of these things in it. you find it later. go ahead and put all the favorite things in a pinata and on new year's eve, break open last year's, start the new year fresh.
>> that's clever. all right.
>> and this is a family game . i say this is a great game, i used to play this a lot. you can make your family history into a game. you create spaces with pictures and you can go ahead and make cars. for one chip, name the player to your right's favorite sports. you can play with chips or m and ms.
>> so how well do you know your family members. such a clever idea.
>> easy to do.
>> what is clel ciis chelsea working on?
>> we love resolutions in our house. we made a resolution board. whether it's making the honor roll . and you can turn to it during the year.
>> a good wrreminder.
>> and this is about telling jokes?
>> turn your house into a comedy club . they spend the day writing down jokes and one at a time, you can get up and perform.
>> do you have a joke for us? let me tell you one. there was a rabbi and a priest -- no, kidding.
>> do you have one, honey?
>> he's thinking about it.
>> all right. thanks, donna.
>>> tomorrow how hard do you really need to be working? immunity soups to help keep you healthy.
>> and more curb appeal for your home.
>> have an awesome day, everyone. god bless .