Be it school holidays, rainy, cold or simply stay at home days the inevitable “I’m Bored” is bound to come up – here are a 12 great ideas to keep handy.
1I’m Bored Jar
Write this list out with your kids, have them cut them into strips and place them in a jar – next time you hear the words…”I’m bored” they pick out an activity to do..you will most likely find the list will expand as they creatively come up with their own ideas to add.
Keep a few simple recipes handy, you’ll find some great ones here; http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/article/baking-kids.html or check out our Yum section on Knyslifestyle.com for more inspiration.
Biscuits, brownies or cupcakes – yum!
Clear a table or large tray, an ongoing family jigsaw puzzle is a good boredom buster.
Toss a handful of assorted pasta shapes and macaroni into a few plastic bags – add a tablespoon of vinegar and a drop or two of food colouring – make art by sticking them in pictures to card or paper or string them to make funky macaroni jewellery.
Find some small flat rocks outside and paint or draw faces on them.
Grab some odd socks and turn them into puppets, draw some faces on them, sew buttons for eyes and thread some wool for hair – now put on a show!
Pull out the dress up box and have a funky photo shoot.
Super recipe here; http://parentingchaos.com/easy-playdough-recipe/
10Upside down painting
Tape a large sheet of paper to the bottom of a table and paint a picture lying down under the table – watercolour paints are probably best.
Make a list of ten things to find in the house or in the garden or ten things starting with the letter…(?)
Grab a pile of magazines and a sheet of paper and glue a collage of your favourite pictures.
Have fun and beat the boredom blues!