I thought this might help for Chrsitmas ideas, too.
What are your kids into playing now? Toys? Games? Whatever?
Miles is driving me CRAZY right now because I can not get him to play with a toy. He only wants to play pretend. It's great, don't get me wrong, but it irks me to sit in the playroom filled with toys and just "pretend" to do everything. Even when he wants to play chef or restaurant he just pretends, he doesn't use the kitchen!!
His favorite things to pretend are Scooby, Batman and Robin (he prefers to be Robin), Joker and Penguin (thank you Scooby Doo meets Batman) and Transformers Rescue Bots. BUT, tonight half way through every story we read, "Let's play this!"
Still way into his Mysteries, too. He has a Busytown game that he got for his Birthday that he likes and will spend more than 5 minutes playing.