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I'm Bored Jar for Kids

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Advocate for sustainable fashion (recycled-fashion.com) melbourne.kidtown.com.au
It seems almost impossible that your children could be so bored when they have a mountain of toys scattered throughout the house.

However, whether it be school holidays or rainy weekend days, those two little words "I'm bored", become frequent and are repeated more often as your child grows older.

What do you do, to combat such disinterest to do anything other than pester for your entertainment? You need to find something to amuse and engage. You need to introduce, the I'm Bored Jar for Kids.

I'm Bored Jar for Kids


Don't worry, minimal craft is required for those of you who might think this activity involves something pinterest worthy. Simply find (or save) an empty jar and make sure it's clean and dry. In that jar, write down lots of different ideas of things to do on strips of paper. Fold up your paper strips, pop them into your jar and screw shut. You can decorate your jar if you want to, but that's not really necessary.

Next time your child says "I'm bored", present them with the I'm Bored Jar filled with all sorts of wonderful activities to keep them busy. Here are some ideas of things you can write down on your strips of paper, otherwise brainstorm with your child and find more interesting things to add to the jar.

25 ideas to get you started:

Play scrabble
Write a letter to your Grandparents
Learn to count to ten in French (or German/Italian etc)
Draw your favourite animal
Write a postcard to your cousin
Learn a new dance move
Write down a list of the countries you want to visit and why
Play Monopoly
Finger paint
Watch Tom and Jerry on YouTube (or Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, Mickey Mouse etc)
Set up an email address
Send an email to your best friend
Wash the car
Make lemonade
Plant some seeds
Build a fort
Set up a treasure hunt and draw a map for your sibling/cousin/parents
Play frisbee
Make fruit kebabs
Take silly photographs
Find a recipe in a cookbook that you'd like to make with your Mum or Dad
Practice hula-hooping
Re-arrange things in your bedroom
Make up a new language just for you and your friends/siblings
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