Banish bored kids with an ‘I’m Bored!’ jar!

‘I’m boooooooooooored’ - two words that send a shiver down every parent’s spine! Well, creating an ‘I’m Bored’ jar will take the pressure off!

April 7, 2022

Grab an empty container. It can be anything - a jar, an old biscuit tin or even an old shoe box.  Next, get your kids to decorate it (a boredom busting activity in itself!). You can have the same container for all your kids or separate ones, depending on their ages.  

Next, write activities on separate pieces of paper (you could also use wooden pop sticks). The activities can be anything you like, such as games, craft, or even household chores! (If that doesn’t put them off crying boredom, nothing will!).  

Then, whenever they utter those two little words, they pull out an activity at random, and they must do whatever is written down – no arguments.  

Here are some activities to get you started, but the options are endless:

  • Play a board game (or invent your own!)  
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Make a pet rock
  • Do a puzzle
  • Draw a comic book
  • Create a time capsule
  • Read for 1 hour
  • Make slime
  • Write a short story
  • Learn sign language
  • Plant some seedlings or seeds  
  • Wash the car
  • Do the laundry
  • Clean your bedroom
  • Walk the dog
  • Do some baking  
  • Build something specific out of Lego

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