I was having a very lethargic, morning sick filled morning about a week and a half ago (not unlike every day of the last month). I was more than pleased after handwriting when the kids started experimenting with a magnifying glass. After determining they weren't going to start a fire, I let them have at it with a bunch of broken crayons.
This occupied a good hour and a half of our morning and we called it Science. Plus there was no fighting.
*sigh* If only all my mornings flowed so smoothly.