If you want LOTS of great ideas for kids get yourselves on Pinterest. It's visual but the links will send you back to the source. People "pin" pics from sites they like. I wasn't all that interested in yet another virtual distraction but it really is a gold mine for ideas.
My first impression was that it was about materialism and consumerism but it doesn't have to be. I started making boards for things I care about and it wasn't about consumerism (for me).
I recently saw a teacher's board FULL of kid ideas, crafts, books. Very very cool!!
Check it out. You can probably also use it as yet another source for networking if you haven't already!