If you follow me on Instagram, you know this post was coming! I strongly believe in letting kids be bored during the summer, but I also believe in giving them tools to help them be creative with that boredom. So today…..I present the Summer Boredom Busters Jar!
I spent a week browsing the inter-webs to try to find the most creative, fun, innovated ideas to help quell summer boredom. My hope is that after my girls finish their KIDS SUMMER CHECKLIST, they will play for a bit, get bored and start looking for things to do. I will say, ‘hey, look at that adorable Boredom Buster Jar! Pick and idea and get making/creating/pretending.”
SUMMER BOREDOM BUSTERS
Run Through The Sprinklers
Build a Fort
Tye-Dye a T-Shirt
Paint a Rock
Make Ice-Cream In A Bag
Go On a Bike Ride
Learn a Magic Trick
Write a Poem
Make Your Own Movie
Plant a Garden
Make a Paper Boat and Float it Down The Gutter
Make a Paper Chain
Plan and Make a Dinner
Visit an Elderly Neighbor
Draw a Map of your Neighborhood
and LOTS more!
I designed three sheets chalk-full of boredom buster ideas that can be cut into strips, folded and put into a jar! I also designed the jar label to ensure your kids know just what it is! You can download everything at the bottom of the post.
And if you use this idea, as always, share on social media using hashtag #LTDprintables. I love to see my printables at work.
And what are your thoughts are boredom prompts? Are you for or against?
PIN THE BOREDOM BUSTERS FOR LATER
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