Jigsaw puzzles can be fantastic activities to do with your kids. There are loads of different jigsaws and you can do them from the ages of 2 to 102. They can be done in one sitting, or can be put away until you are back with the children. You just need a bit of cardboard to store them on if you have to leave it for a while.
You can help the children when they are young – place similar pieces, or all the edges, say, in a pile and you will soon build up their confidence.