If you're looking for a fun activity for the kids, try making cards. What kid doesn't love to draw? You can find pre-cut and folded cards at most craft stores. Or, if you're up to it they are pretty easy to make yourself. I pulled out a stack of white cardstock, cut them in half with my paper cutter (to make two 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" rectangles. Then I scored them "in half" making a light pass with my sliding paper cutter, or you could also lightly use an xacto blade. There you go- cards ready for decorating.
Now through Friday, Nov 19, cards with positive greetings for our troops are being collected for the Hoosier Cheer for Heroes campaign. So, let your little ones draw pictures, your big ones write notes of thanks, and jot down your own letter to let our troops know we appreciate their sacrafice for our freedom.