There are tons of things to do, however, most of them require that you play along with them! My ds is going to be 4 in two weeks and he really LOVES to help out in the house. He enjoys folding laundry, vacuuming, mopping floors, washing windows, gardening, cooking. Anything with a spray bottle full of water is a big hit. All of this housework usually ends up making more messes but I am told that if you let them learn to do these things as play, they will still enjoy doing the real housework as adults. Reading is always fun, we go to the library once a week. Sometimes we play with blocks and marbles or with his brio building set. Making homemade playdough is lots of fun but his all-time favorite activity is painting. I have the big tempera paint bottles with an easel and fat brushes. Get the small scissors and let him cut pictures out of magazines or help you clip coupons. I do find that he moves from activity to activity very quickly and it is a lot of work to set up and clean up after him. I'm hoping to get some other ideas here too. Visiting a Montessori or Waldorf preschool class is a good way to find other things to do. Dress up together or put on puppet show. I am with you on decreasing the tv watching, although I do use it in the mornings to get me through a few chores and a shower.