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Boredom Busters

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Stop summer boredom—before it sets in. Print out this printable, then get the kids to cut these boredom busters into slips and put them in a Mason jar. The next time you hear "I’m bored," point to the jar and don’t take any excuses. There’s so much to do!
Stop summer boredom—before it sets in. Print out this printable, then get the kids to cut these boredom busters into slips and put them in a Mason jar. The next time you hear "I’m bored," point to the jar and don’t take any excuses. There’s so much to do!
What You'll Need
What To Do

1. Click here to download and print the boredom busters list.

Stop summer boredom—before it sets in. Print out this printable, then get the kids to cut these boredom busters into slips and put them in a Mason jar. The next time you hear "I’m bored," point to the jar and don’t take any excuses. There’s so much 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.

Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:

Parents Talk Back
Thinking about your child’s school curriculum, how do you view the current quality and quantity of STEM offerings (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Please select one of the following:
There is not enough emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
53% (18 votes)
There are an appropriate number of offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math.
21% (7 votes)
There is too much emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
9% (3 votes)
Not sure.
18% (6 votes)
Total votes: 34