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Why are you spending YOUR hours trying to fight kids’ boredom, mama? When I was a kid, my parents didn’t try to fill every second of my life with ideas and things to do. They allowed us to get bored. And do you know what happened?
We made mud pies.
We caught fireflies.
We played tag.
We found things to do to get ourselves un-bored.
I get it. I feel like I should plan every second of my kids’ lives too. But I remember how fun those days of “being bored” were. And I don’t want my kids to miss out on that.
Last year, I created a fun calendar for the summer FULL of boredom busting ideas (you can click here to download) – and it came in handy, considering how everyone’s 2020 went down 😅
While we definitely used those ideas and a slew of others we found floating on the internet last year, there were still plenty of pockets in our day that the kids came up with their own entertainment.
In case your family is needing a few ideas, I’ve created this list to help fight kids’ boredom for good! And most of these are FREE things to do that are super fun and entertaining!
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Just go through the list and add your own creative spin to each thing. You don’t need a blog to dictate how you entertain your kids with bubbles. Buy some at the dollar tree and go to town or make DIY giant bubble wands — YOU DECIDE!
Ideas to fight kids boredom
Bikes + Scooters
Drawing Tutorials on YouTube
Play in a Creek
Basketball Games (like, H-O-R-S-E)
Four Leaf Clover Search
Collect Pinecones + Make Birdfeeders
Make a Kite
Mud Pie Kitchens Outside
Write a Letter to Someone
Create a Bucketlist
Make up a Play to Act Out
Design an Obstacle Course Outside
Create a Weather Journal
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