Ahh boredom, it's one of those words I hate hearing as a parent. My answer to that is always "I'll give you something to do!", which my kids know means cleaning some room in the house or weeding the yard. However, having an activity or two on hand is great for times like this. I've rounded up four easy things you can keep for a boredom day and suggest to your kids when that dreaded word pops up.
Activity Inspiration Sticks
I would do this craft on a not "boredom" day, when your child is full of ideas. Then you can direct your little one to jars and they can choose something to start with to get their mind out of the boredom mindset.
Beaded Window Catcher
This is great project that is not only easy but also time consuming. Those two things are great for boredom because the first string takes long enough to string that they'll have forgotten their bored and get into the act of creation.
Homemade Clay Charms
These charms are another easy one kids can do and they can do as many as they like. You could turn these into story stones or paint letters or words on them to make all sorts of games.
Soda Bottle Rocket
This is the one to save for last. Literally blow up their boredom with a rocket! These are so fun, make sure you have lots of materials stashed away for it.
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KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.