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Have you Got a ‘Bored’ Jar?

I came across a really cool idea earlier, a ‘Bored’ jar!

It doesn’t sound very exciting but the principle is very simple. Find an unused jar and get some paper or lollipop sticks.

You can write activities on little prices of paper or lollipop sticks and then put them in the jar.

When your children are bored or don’t know what they want to play, simply get them to pull something out of the ‘Bored’ jar!

A few ideas for your jar:

  1. Read a book
  2. Write in your holiday book
  3. Tidy your bedroom
  4. Do one job
  5. Draw something
  6. Draw an animal
  7. Draw our house
  8. Paint something
  9. Watch a movie
  10. Make a gift for someone
  11. Have a bubble bath
  12. Make cupcakes
  13. Go on Youtube and search funny things
  14. Make a treasure hunt
  15. Make something with a box
  16. Write a story about you
  17. Go to the park
  18. Find shapes in clouds
  19. Create a family flag
  20. Build a time capsule
  21. Find something in your house that starts with every letter of the alphabet
  22. Have a picnic – indoor or outdoor. Teddies allowed.
  23. Have a scooter race
  24. Play with a toy you haven’t played with in a while
  25. Learn ten words in a different language
  26. Play on the trampoline
  27. Make and decorate paper airplanes
  28. Let Dad choose something to do
  29. Let Mom choose something to do
  30. Walk the dog
  31. Make something with a box
  32. Make a den
  33. Build something out of Lego
  34. Paint your nails
  35. Make a sock puppet
  36. Have a bubble bath
  37. Play a board game
  38. Play on a games console
  39. Draw a picture blindfolded
  40. Draw a picture with your feet
  41. Make a card pyramid
  42. Go and collect some stones and make them into bugs
  43. Dance to music
  44. Bake cookies
  45. Ride your bike
  46. Wash the car
  47. Play with the chalks outside
  48. Make a bookmark

Depending on what things you have in the house will determine what you put into YOUR ‘bored’ jar!!

Get creative and keep the kids entertained!