Quoting kravenscookiejar:" Get some of those things that are like... stuffed horse heads on broom handles (they're only a buck or two) and let the kids "race" around a "track" you make with little flags?"
Oh that is awesome!
I also found the idea to "pan for gold":
Put sand in a kids' pool, bury pennies & little "treasures"
Buy dollar sifters, set a time limit, whoever finds the most prizes gets a big prize, plus all the kids get to keep what the find!
I like to have games & activities where every kid gets SOMETHING, because it makes it so much less stressful at present time, there aren't as many lil' thieves trying to steal the presents if they get their own!