It’s that time of the year where school is out, kids are home and they have nothing to do (well they do, but they choose not to), so how much of summer camp, extra curricular activities, classes can a kid take the whole summer! And plus it gets costly for the parents after awhile! So what do you do when your child tells you they are BORED!!! My sister in law gave me this great idea the other day. She said she tried this with her kids and it worked. She got a jar and labeled it “I’M BORED JAR” and in the jar she and her kids came up with activities to write on pieces of paper such as: play-doh, play outside, paint, cook, etc. So every time her kids said “I’M BORED MOM”, she would tell them to pick out an activity from the jar.
Cut a square piece of construction paper out and write “I’m Bored Jar” and have your child decorate it with whatever color, stickers they like. Then stick the label on the jar. Cut up strips of the printer paper and on it write your activities. You and your child come up with the activities (age appropriate) together and make sure it’s things you have in your home. This is so simple and easy that now your child will not get BORED!
- Play outdoors
- Ride your Bike
- Watch a movie
- Help Mommy with chores
- Help mommy with dinner
- Play with Lego’s
- Turn on music and have a dance party
- Make rock pets (collect rocks and paint them with faces)
- Read a book
- Play Card games
- Lay on the grass outside and watch the clouds and see how your child’s imagination runs
- Play with outside Chalk
- Plant a Garden
- Listen to books on CD (check a cd/book out from the Library)