What You'll Need
- Printable boredom busters list
- Mason jar
What To Do
2. Cut boredom busters into slips and place in a Mason jar.
3. When a case of boredom strikes, stick your hand in the jar and pull out random fun activities!
Extend the Fun
Younger kids: Grab a few blank slips of paper and have your child tell you some boredom busters he’d like to add to the jar. He might get specific (like name a friend he wants to play with) or obsess over his favorite toy, which is totally fine. When he knows that some of his ideas are in the jar, he’ll take pride in his contribution and be more interested in using all the boredom busters.
Older kids: What happens when there’s an activity your kid absolutely hates? Make up a few simple rules to keep her engaged and to keep the activity going. For example, allow your child one “pass” for every three activities she draws from the jar. Or challenge her to draw five boredom busters and do them all in one afternoon.