My bonding with the kids normally involves movies and popcorn. Other times we would spend hours in my craft room just tinkering on interesting projects that boost their creativity. Pom Pom Bookmarks Make cute little pom pom bookmarks with yarn.
Santa's Beard Countdown to Christmas Calendar. Perfect for kids to work on fine motor & cutting skills. Maybe a snowman to countdown to winter/Christmas break. Or a flower or spring item with wavy lines for Spring break countdown.