Do you color with your kids? My kids were always wanting to color and draw from very early ages. I used to sit down and color and draw with them sometimes. I think it's good for them for dexterity and for teaching colors. My kids can all draw fairly well to this day. My youngest is especially good at it and has been since she could hold a crayon on her own. Even when she was quite small, you could at least tell what the drawing was supposed to be. Coloring, drawing, painting, etc. were always good inexpensive ways for us to have fun.