I love summer! Long, hot, unstructured days… of course, my kids don’t always agree with my plans to sit and do nothing. They get bored faster than I can think of things to do at home or fun ways to keep them entertained.
So if you are desperate to keep your child busy…
but you don’t want to spend a lot of time googling and setting up an activity that they will finish in less time than you took to set it up…
then you need some boredom busters that you can quickly print and give to your kids.
These are some great and really quick ideas that you can quickly do with your kids and stave off that inevitable, “Mom, I’m Bored!” whines that drive me up the wall!
Print these out and put them on your wall or fridge, and have them ready to go! I have a handy printable for you- just scroll down!
42 Easy & Fun Summer Boredom Busters
Build a Backyard Obstacle Course
Do a Science Experiment
Have a Dancy Party
Go For a Bike Ride
Feed Ducks at The Pond
Do Some Chored and Earn Money
Make a Scavenger Hunt (or download a FREE one here!)
Make a Summer Scrap Book
Go To The Library
Have a Fancy Tea Party
Water the Garden and Pull Weeds
Build a Giant Fort
Make a Homemade Pinata
Camp Out In The Backyard
Make Paper Airplanes
Have a Backyard Drive-In
Go To a New Playground
Have a Paper Bag Puppet Show
Go To a Splash Pad or Public Pool
Paint a Birdhouse
Make a Garden
Wash The Car
Make Road for Match-Box Card With Chalk
Go on a Nature Hike (and print this FREE scavenger hunt to take with you!)
Paint Rocks for The Garden
Make Homemade Play-Dough
Make a Cardboard Box House
Go To The Zoo
Make Mud Pies and Mud Castles
Play Pretend (school, hospital, restaurants)
Make Bracelets and Necklaces With Beads
Fly a Kite
Start a Puzzle
Play a Game and Make New Rules
Read a New Book
Go Out For Lunch
Play Freeze Tag or Hide & Seek
Make “Thinking of You” Cards for Family
Write a Story
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