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Fun things for Kids to do when getting Bored

  • Plant a tree.
  • Bake cookies for the neighbors — or your family..
  • Act out your child’s favorite book.
  • Visit an interactive museum.
  • Have a catch in a local park or the backyard.
  • Build an indoor tent or fort with couches and some bed sheets.
  • Turn on the radio and dance.
  • Play SimonSays — an oldie, but goodie.
  • Dress up in last year’s Halloween costumes and have a have a costume parade.
  • Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Make homemade play dough.
  • String together macaroni for jewelry.
  • Host a picnic lunch — indoors or outdoors.
  • Learn how to tie-dye T-shirts.
  • Pull out the dress box, put on funny clothes and have a photo shoot.
  • Head outdoors for bird watching.
  • Create a time capsule.
  • Write letters to soldiers.
  • Play balloon volleyball.
  • Have a potato-sack race..
  • Camp out in the backyard.
  • Make up a secret handshake.
  • Count how many times you can spin in a circle without getting dizzy.
  • Make fruit kabobs.
  • Play lily-pad leap with small rugs and towels strategically placed throughout the playroom or living room.
  • Construct an indoor obstacle course.
  • Choreograph a dance routine.
  • Host a movie night. Plan for it by drawing tickets, making popcorn and setting up the room like a theater.
  • Make bath fizzies by combining citric acid, baking soda and cornstarch.
  • Pull out some old socks and draw faces on them to make sock puppets — then put on a show.
  • Make a friendship bracelet.
  • Exercise those finger-painting skills.
  • Pull out Twister.
  • Practice saying the 50 states in alphabetical order
  • Take silly pictures with a camera.
  • Make up your own mad-libs.
  • Host an at-home field day, complete with tug of war and team colors.
  • Explore small areas of nature with a magnifying glass.
  • Experiment with science. Make a papier mâché volcano and mix baking soda and vinegar for an explosive reaction!
  • Learn a new card game.
  • Host a tea party for Kids.
  • Partake in brainteasers, such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles and word searches.
  • Set up the basketball game of HORSE or just shoot hoops.
  • Teach kids to hula hoop.
  • Jump rope.
  • Go on a walk and let kids take pictures (with a disposable camera) of their favorite things around the neighborhood.
  • Break out the pots and pans and practice drumming skills (ear plugs required for parents!).
  • Rearrange your child’s bedroom.
  • Find and write to a pen pal.
  • Mix homemade bubbles: 1 cup granulated soap or soap powder, 1 quart warm water, and liquid food coloring
  • Make sandwiches and deliver them to a homeless shelter or the local food pantry for kids.
  • Set up a platter of new foods, maturing your tyke’s palette.
  • Sew a pillow. Just grab some fabric, scissors, stuffing and a needle and thread.
  • Play Hot Potato — use anything from a bean bag to a bar of soap.
  • Explore the world with Google Maps — find your home, your child’s school, favorite spots, etc.
  • Name that tune.
  • Ask “what do you want to be when you grow up” and then plan your day around that career. What would a fireman wear? What would a teacher do?
  • Build an outdoor fort with tarps and bungees around trees.
  • Make up a secret language.
  • Phone a friend. Better yet, use Skype or FaceTime.
  • Set up a make-your-own-sundae station.
  • Host a watercolor night where everyone paints their favorite (fill-in-the-blank).
  • Construct a family tree.
  • Start a mini garden.
  • Run through the sprinklers.
  • Give the family pet a bath.
  • Reminisce about your favorite family vacation and draw pictures of everything you did to
    make a book.
  • Learn magic tricks.
  • Run relay races with kids.
  • Make up a fun song about the family (My name is Jim and I like to swim, my sister’s name is Cate and she likes to skate…).
  • Write a letter to someone special (Grandma, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, your child’s favorite athlete, etc.) then mail it.
  • Research popular constellations. At night, head outdoors to spot nature’s bountiful creations.
  • Try to replicate a famous painting.
  • Learn the alphabet in Sign language.
  • Pick flowers (from your own garden, of course) and create a flower arrangement for the dining room table.
  • Make an eye-spy scavenger hunt (something shiny and blue, something round that makes noise, something clear, etc.).

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