Boredom Buster Jar - Shoreline Moms


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 bubblesIf 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.

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