A homemade escape room is a great way to engage those older kids.
You could go to an escape room. Or, you could create one yourself! Put together some puzzles, buy a few locks, and then lock the kids in a room! Set up a little surprise for when they solve everything and get out.
Kelly Lonnecker shares how her family has done their own escape room the past few years. Her husband puts together a bunch of clues, hides lock combinations, and then sets the kids loose!