One of the activities we did at home was to set up the ipad and use You Tube to guide us through some origami. It was really fun and perfect for her age - she was challenged, but it was achievable for her and we chose some origami projects that weren't too intricate.
Our local Japanese dollar store has a great selection of origami paper. The designs and patterns on the paper are gorgeous. I also use them for other paper craft projects like card making.
To make these hearts, we used this video. There is a little pocket on the back of the heart, which would make these a very cute Valentine's Day project, as you can tuck little notes inside.
This was a really great project to do together. It can be a long or short project for kids, and when you've finished one piece of origami you can do a quick search and find another one you like! It was also interesting to watch Anna's patience get tested. She struggled with some of the finer folding and found it hard to keep up with the instructions. I think that's a good thing - activities that require patience are pretty thin on the ground for many kids these days. I'm thinking we might make origami a weekly activity.
Now I need to find a you tube video to make one of those paper things we used in high school - do you remember them? I can't remember what they are called, you move them with your fingers and they have choices on them, then you lift the flap to find out what your choice was? I'm thinking it could be a good strategy in future to get my kids to do chores around the house!