Books for 8 year olds, who are in that nebulous reading place between “early chapter books” and “middle grade fiction.” Middle grade books are generally aimed at kids ages 8 to 13 but that doesn’t mean every book is age appropriate. Here's a GREAT list!!
Childrens Nighttime Drawing Journal - Each night have your child draw a picture of their favorite part of the day. Then write a caption about the picture. Would be a good "while making dinner" or "while doing the dishes" activity for the kids.