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If you need some Summer boredom Busters for your kids, you have stopped in to the right place!
We are so ready for summer around here. I have really hit that wall where I am ready to be done with school. I am just trying to push through the end of the month. We are slowly finishing off our curriculum & have been doing less & less structured school and more outside exploring, reading and playing. It has been quite nice-low stress.
I was recently invited to speak at a Mom’s meeting about beating Summer boredom. So, I compiled a massive list of fun things to do to keep kids from telling you how bored they are.
First, I suggest you make a summer schedule with your kids. Have one regular scheduled outing a week where you go do something fun as a family. Have a craft day, a cooking day, a service/kindness day, etc. If you have a plan, things will go smoothly. Or, just relax and enjoy the down time for a while!!
Something I have had for years is a little “Bored Box” with index cards full of Summer boredom busters inside. Each card has a simple, fun idea that the kids can do. Many of them can be done any time of year, not just Summer!
They will often flip through the cards when they are trying to think of something to do. It sparks their imagination. The box has been really helpful. Their cousins and friends like to look through the ideas, too. When I think of some new things, I add them into the box so there are fresh ideas in there. It is a simple thing to keep up on and to make. Another simple thing you could do is write the ideas on popsicle sticks & keep them in a jar.
Grab a printable list of these Summer Boredom Buster ideas, too!
Ready for some ideas to keep your kiddos busy? Hope this inspires you this summer. Don’t feel the need to do all of even a quarter of them. These are just ideas to get your creativity flowing.
Outside Summer Boredom Ideas:
Traditional Games for Kids:
See my post with Classic Outdoor Games for Kids
Fun Indoor Summer Boredom Busters:
Plus you can add in fun crafts & science experiments. Search around my blog for some fun ones. I hope this list helps inspire you. I was glad I was asked to do this so I could refresh my memory as well! There are so many fun & simple things to do to keep them from whining about how bored they are!
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom says
THANK YOU for this post! I am so busy planning next school year and wrapping up this school year that you have made our summer vacation so easy. As always you are on top of it Karyn!
Deb Chitwood says
Great list! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Summer Fun board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/summer-fun/
Carla at Preschool Powol Packets says
Wow! This is an amazing list! I love it! I’m going to pin it too–thanks so much for sharing it at Teach Me Tuesday!!
Mrs. Nerdy says
This is fabulous!!!
WOW! This is such a great list of summer ideas! We will have to add a few to ours, thanks so much for sharing.
Mama Of Many Blessings
LOVE IT! I pinned it! Thanks for sharing your GREAT ideas!
This is an awesome list! Thank you for sharing with BTT!
Mrs. Sherman says
WOW! I think this is the largest list I have come across yet! You will be busy for sure! Have a Great Summer 🙂
Wow, you have so many great ideas! We’ve never been able to finish a bucket list yet, but it sure has been fun trying. I’m so glad you linked up to the Summer Bucket List Party. Have a wonderful summer!
This is an awesome list!! Thank you!!
Where can I find the printable version on tourney page?