My niece and nephew are up for a visit! As it happens I am loading and firing this weekend as well, so I exploited their curiosity and put them to work. Here's Danny, 15, helping out with glazing, while Hallie, 13, rolls the wadding into balls prior to loading. (So much better to have the wadding pre-rolled...avoids getting smears and scars on pots) Hallie also helped me load the kiln, in the drizzle and dark -- a real trooper that kid is.
The other obsession I passed on? Star Trek, TNG! They've never seen any of the Star Trek series. It's so much fun to have someone who really wants to know all the details of the Star Trek universe.