“Mom, I’m bored!” – ever hear that? Be gone the boredom in your home! Here is a list of Free Activities: Boredom Buster Ideas for Kids which is sure to entertain kids young and old. It’s a mix of some inside activity ideas and some outside activity ideas (because you never know when the boredom is going to hit)…
Free Activities: Boredom Buster Ideas for Kids
Reading, drawing, and painting are good quiet activities for kids (“quiet” as in sitting in one place…I know kids are rarely quiet in the silence-sense).
Playing in the backyard is good year-round. Kick a soccer ball. Run through the sprinkler. Throw snowballs. Make a snowman.
Going to the park (with a grown-up of course) is always a hit. Take a snack and make it a picnic.
Scavenger hunts are always fun. I have a free printable that you might like.
Sidewalk chalk is pretty awesome. Hop skotch. 4 square. Or just creative drawing.
Building a fort (indoor with chairs and blankets or outdoor with found stuff) is awesome when you have big kids who can make it for/with little kids.
Playing with the toys you already have around the house is a very active activity (so get out those cars and wheel them around the living room).
A dance party…always fun.
BINGO (obvious reasons)
And going to the library…not only a field trip but an opportunity to read together.
Parent and Child Activities
From playing a board game together (Connect 4 or Go Fish are favourites here) to doing an experiment together (I have lots of easy experiments in my Boredom Busters book) to baking something en famille (try this TRIPLE BATCH CINNAMON COFFEE CAKE recipe)…you can bust boredom with fun.
If I have all 3 of my kids at home there is usually some form of music/dance party/baking/toy playing going on. If it’s just me and my youngest…it’s reading together (or at least me reading to him…this is the year he FINALLY learns to read himself).
Yes, kids should get bored sometimes (it teaches them self-starting skills in learning how to entertain themselves). But sometimes, a few boredom busting suggestions are all you need to turn that boredom into activity.