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Put together a summer bored jar

By: Tom
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Each summer, parents and caregivers are given the task of entertaining their kids. Outside of camps and daytime activities, another really great idea is a bored jar. The very first time one of the kids says, “I’m bored!” you can whip out the jar for them to choose an activity. It is also a great way to get away from screens. ☺ here are a few suggestions about what to put on the slips of paper in your Bored Jar.

  • Put a weird topping on ice cream
  • Pick out each other’s outfits for a fashion show
  • Sing a song really loud
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Pick a flower and draw a picture of it
  • Make music
  • Groom your pet
  • Pair all of your socks
  • Paint rocks
  • Do a jigsaw
  • Make someone a card
  • Write a story starting with “I had to…”
  • Pretend you are a knight
  • Jump up and down 20 times
  • Paint with water balloons
  • Water the plants
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Plan dinner, write a menu, help cook and serve
  • Pretend you are a cowboy
  • One chore of mom’s choice
  • Make a paper plate monster mask

And any of the others on my 91 things to do this summer blog!