Now that the kids are out of school and you're wondering how to preoccupy them for awhile, consider a few Christmas crafts...this being top on my list. Seriously, these little men are adorable. You can read more about the "how-to" here.
P.S. These could be great homemade gifts for your kids to make for their little friends. After they are done creating their gumdrop people/snowmen/santas place in a small, cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon. Off they go to deliver their homemade goodies!