When it comes to children, the more structured their time, the better. Well the same is true for adults. If you know what is expected of you each day, you don't have to worry too much about being bored. During school breaks, personal days, and vacations, I have planned my days as well as my children's and we got a lot of stuff done. I also utilized free time to introduce them to new things instead of letting them play games all day.
Below are a couple of my children doing something other than video game playing. At times we can forget about the things we introduced them to, but simply reminding yourself of your schedule and posting it for all to see will get you back on track!
Remember to limit the amount of time you permit them to learn something new so they won't get bored with the activity. Also, be positive about it and hopefully they will appreciate what you are teaching them.
Nicholl McGuire, Author/Speaker/Writer http://parentsbabieschildren.blogspot.com