I bought middle DS (aged 6) a huge box of Lego for Christmas/Solstice. I've found it's a really good way to be creative - like a rapid prototyping tool. Although now I've got a project I'm investing lots of time and effort into it to do the best I can at it. The end product is going to be a photograph so I'll share here when I'm done!
Also I now have a writing buddy - someone I worked with about 12 years ago in Ireland. Anyway, we're both on twitter and nagging each other to write every day. My novel is finally restarted and now I've been writing every day I need to get on and plan out the next stage of the plot.
Finally, I'm now booked on an Arvon course - five days of seclusion with other writers deep in Devon to (hopefully) knock my novel into some kind of publishable shape.