See this little jar?? Did you know it’s magic? Let me tell you why. Take a few minutes, print out this post, then cut up each activity individually, and stuff it in the jar. Maybe, you can decorate the jar or can or whatever, you find, and suddenly….. It’s the “I’m Bored” jar.
When your kids whine at you…. “MOMMY I’M BORED” tell them to go grab a paper from the jar. Magic. Your welcome .
How amazing is this???!!!!! It is sooo perfect! This blog is darn adorable to begin with, but let me tell you what, this is exactly what I had in mind when I was thinking of making a cute jar… It’s perfect! Plus there is extra ideas! So now, you have all kinds of ideas to put in the jar!
ACTIVITIES TO ADD TO JAR :
Write a story book. Draw pics to illustrate. Don’t forget to staple it together.
Make a carpet drawing, use string or yarn to “draw” pictures on the carpet
Use a black crayon and scribble on a blank piece of paper, make lots of loops and scribbles, then color in the spaces with brightly colored markers or crayons, it looks like stained glass.
Discovery a new country. Select a spot on the globe or map where there is no land, draw a small “country” on a piece of paper, cut it out and tape it to the map. Now name the country, describe the weather, the people, the customs, plan a pretend vacation to it!
Draw a picture with your toes
Play simon says
Finger paint with shaving cream in the bathtub
Go bird watching. count how many birds you see and what kinds and what colors
Color a picture
Do a puzzle
Play a board game
Learn the alphabet in sign language
Play balloon volleyball
Trace your body in sidewalk chalk…. just go play with sidewalk chalk!
Make a lemonade stand
Play with bubbles
Make up a secret code
Go cloud watching and find shapes in the clouds
Start a coin collection
Make cards and scrapbook etc with paper and stickers
Write a story on a day in the life of…. an elephant, or a doctor, or anything you want
Go hunt for dinosaur bones
Make a bird feeder
Start a newspaper of the neighborhood
Make a family coat of arms or family flag
Do Hand shadows on the wall with a flashlight
Pretend to go camping
Learn some new magic tricks
Learn to say ‘hello’ in as many languages as you can
Build a house of cards
Make homemade popsicles out of juice
Put a blanket over the table and make a fort
Write a letter to a friend or relative who lives far away
Learn morse code
Go on a scavenger hunt
Make a paper chain
Take the camera and go take pictures of fun summer things or friends
Make a mobile
Make homemade play-doh
Make up a secret handshake
Draw a self-portrait
Play the silent game
Make sock puppets and put on a play
note to the momma’s – I think it’s also perfectly acceptable to slip in some papers like “ clean your room” or “ match all the socks” hehehehe !!!!!!!!!
With this list and the list from skip to my lou, and also good ole google… you are on your way!