50 ways to beat the boredom this summerJuly 16, 2018
Beat the boredom…
- So the summer holidays are well and truly in full swing. How many times are you starting to hear “Mum, I’m bored!”?
To help give you a bit of inspiration here are 50 things to help your kids beat the boredom:
- Jump on a trampoline covered in water balloons.
- Spend the day in fancy dress.
- Have a picnic.
- Have a picnic indoors when it’s raining.
- Find a bridge over a river and have a game of Pooh Sticks.
- Go bug hunting in your garden or local park.
- Do some bark rubbings.
- Get creative with some pavement chalks.
- Head to the local library and borrow as many books as you’re allowed.
- Have a disco in your living room.
- Build a den out of furniture, cushions and blankets.
- Have a family games night – board games, the Wii console, hide and seek… whatever works for you.
- Play ‘restaurants’ at meal times with the children taking the orders and cooking and serving the food as appropriate to their abilities.
- Make paper aeroplanes and fly them outside.
- Visit somewhere you’ve never been before.
- Buy a scrap book and stick in mementoes from your summer fun, and write about it.
- Grow a plant from a seed.
- Do a treasure hunt in your house or garden. Or go geo-caching if you’re feeling adventurous.
- Put on a show for your parents/grandparents.
- Unplug for a whole day – grown ups too. No TV, radio, computers, tablets, smart phones (except essential phone calls).
- Make a book of jokes
- Cut out paper dolls and costumes for them
- Get a magnet and make a list of everything in your house that is magnetized
- Get a ruler and measure things in your house, recording their length
- Make a laser obstacle course in your hall with yarn or tape
- Make a dolls house out of cardboard
- Learn a tongue twister
- Cut a guitar out of cardboard and add rubber band strings
- Make a scene in a cardboard box
- Make homemade wrapping paper
- Create a play with costumes
- Cut out pictures from magazines and make a collage
- Use plain white paper and envelopes and decorate your own personalized stationery
- Make & decorate a calendar of the summer, with important dates marked.
- Use masking tape to make a race track for your cars all over your living room
- Set up a shop and be the shop keeper
- Decorate an old T-shirt with cool buttons & fabric pens
- Use old cardboard tubes and boxes to build a marble maze.
- Make "funky junk" art out of old jewelry
- Make snow globes or calming jars with glycerin and glitter
- Draw a picture of a desert island with all the things you would want on it
- Blindfold your sibling & take them on a tour of your house and garden, then swap places.
- Make a fairy house for your garden
- Create your own board game
- See if you can draw a picture with your foot.
- Make puppets with old socks, buttons & markers.
- Make a list of fun things you can do without a grownup
- Use a basket and string to rig an elevator to hoist stuffed animals up your staircase
- String a necklace out of pasta
- Glue ice-lolly sticks together to make picture frames, decorate.
I hope you have some fun with these and I’m sure you can add a few of your own too.
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This post was written by Beth Parmar