Are you sure your kids want high energy playing in the evening time? Maybe they're also tired after a hard day at school (or running about outside if it's school holiday/ vacation time). Also it might not be a good idea to hype them up in the few hours before bedtime. I think it's important to have a time of the day to be active and a time to rest and relax. Experiences of shift work and past anxiety problems have taught me that.
Originally Posted by Borisoff
What about scheduling some low energy activities like (depending on age) reading, board games, jigsaw puzzle, building a model, watching TV (gasp!), singing, go for a gentle walk, build a camp fire, etc, etc. You could save the high energy activities for weekends or other days that you are not working.