There really is no excuse for your children to be bored during the winter months. With the advent of the Internet parents have more resources at the tip of the fingers than ever before. Make sure to monitor the younger children's Internet usage as you search for activities for them to engage in. If you are at a loss of where to start why not do a search for winter coloring pages and let them put their artistic talents to good use.
Show a genuine interest in their "masterpieces" and set aside some time to discuss their work. Christmas coloring pages can instill a confidence in a child that they'll carry with them as they enter school and begin their journey into adulthood.
No matter which direction you take it, Winnie the Pooh coloring is going to be a huge hit. This is a type of activity you can save for your own children as well as for others that visit your home. You will also be impressed from time to time when the older kids want to sit down and do one of these coloring pages as well. It is something that they remember from being a child and that they want to be able to enjoy to get a break from what is going on in their life at that time.