I have been really into crafts lately (trying to find some great things to do for training my daughters to be keepers at home). I came across a GREAT idea of a family drawing time!
I don't know why I never thought of this. I mean, I have always heard of family reading time. And recently I have wanted to start giving the children paper and crayons to color what they are learning/hearing while we are reading (partly so I know that they are listening, and partly to get them in the habit of listening, and partly so that I have some proof for the state of schooling).