We’re two weeks into Summer and already I’m starting to hear “I’m bored!” nonstop from my two boys! We try not to overbook their time so they have a fair amount of unregulated play which means they have to come up with activities to fill their days. Sometimes they’re really good at coming up with ideas and sometimes, not so much. We made these Summer Boredom Busters to help!
- Darice Foamies Pom Pom Critters Activity Bucket
- Darice Foamies Markers
- White Glue
- Darice Clear Paint Can
- Darice Hercules Double-Sided Tape
- “Summer Boredom Busters” Free Printable
- Visit Zoo
- Eat Popsicles
- Go Swimming
- Bake Cookies
- Ride A Bike
- Go To A Museum
- Work On Puzzle
- Make A Craft
- Play A Game
- Go To Movies
- Ice Cream
- Do Science
- Play In Sprinkler
- Go To Library
Step 2. Assemble the summer boredom busters according to manufacturer’s directions. If you’re making this with kids, use white glue since it’s non-toxic and kid safe. If you’re kids are too young and you’ll be making this by yourself, I highly suggest using a low-temp hot glue gun. It’ll make the process so much easier!
Step 3. Print out the “Summer Boredom Busters” Free Printable, trim labels, and tape in place on clear paint can and lid.
I love that my kids get bored during the summer, I think it really helps build self-directed qualities but sometimes we all need a little help or boost in the right direction. These summer boredom busters are just the answer! The next time one of my boys says he’s bored, I’m just going to pull out this can and tell them to “pick a buster, any buster.” Goodbye boredom, hello fun!
Another way to keep boredom at bay this summer is to make up a boredom busters bag that’s filled with fun kids art and crafts kits and projects.
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