Have you heard of a boredom buster jar?
We love them and they can be so helpful on cold winter days or those days when you simply need to catch up and need some go-to activities for the kiddos! Below, find some great ideas to add to your jars! These ideas can be written on wooden sticks (like the photo above) or on pieces of paper that you can fold up and let the kids pick out of a hat. Hint: let the kids decorate their own jar and add some of their own fun ideas of things to do! Happy DIY-ing.
Boredom Buster Jar Ideas
1. Plan dinner, write a menu, help cook and serve
2. Make a family tree
3. Learn how to use the washing machine (a personal favorite)
4. Write to a penpal – who doesn’t love to get mail
5. Tie-die some t-shirts
6. Make a card for someone and mail it to them
7. Find shapes, animals and objects in clouds
8. Wash the car
9. Make a paper plate crown
10. Read some books
11. Sweep the floor
12. Play balloon hockey
13. Go for a walk
14. Play a board game
15. Make’/fly a kite
16. Do a fun science experiment (ideas here)
17. Draw a picture of the house from the outside
18. Make a bird feeder
19. Draw a comic
20. Make a stop motion animation video
21. Vacuum the stairs
22. Water the plants
23. Make homemade bubbles. If it below 32 degrees outside they’ll freeze for even more fun
24. Get the paint out – finger paint is fun too!
25. Make and play with felt boards
26. Go out on your Bike
27. Make paper airplanes
28. Write and draw your own book
29. Have a tea party with your friends or stuffed animals
30. Bury a treasure outside and draw a map to find it
31. Take a bubble bath
32. Paint rocks
33. Do a puzzle
34. Write 5 things you love about each member of your family and share at dinner
35. Make color changing squirt chalk
36. Make colorful coffee filter snowflakes to hang in the window – easy and pretty
Did we miss any great ideas? Send us a note in the comments below!
Edits have been made to the original story that appeared on South Wake Raleigh Moms.