Boredom Busters Jar | HACKS from Channel Mum

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Looking for fun things to do with your kids? Emily shows us how to make a boredom buster jar full of ideas. What ideas would you add to your jar?

Ideas for your Boredom Busters Jar:

  • Have a picnic
  • Climb a tree
  • Paint a self-portrait
  • Draw our house
  • Turn the TV room into a cinema
  • Make a treasure map
  • Make fairy cakes
  • Turn a shoebox into a theatre
  • Go to the park
  • Have a teddy bears picnic
  • Set up a car wash for the toy carsLay on a blanket and study the clouds
  • Have a paper airplane race
  • Have a disco party
  • Send a postcard to a friend
  • Draw outside with chalk
  • Make cookies
  • Choose something to have for dinner and help cook it
  • Learn a card trick
  • Learn two jokes
  • Have a water fight
  • Make home-made lollies
  • Put on a play
  • Wash a pet
  • Go bird watching
  • Build a den under the dining table
  • Go on a bug hunt in the garden
  • Count how many days to school starts
  • Count how many days to Christmas
  • Go stargazing
  • Make an obstacle course in the garden
  • Make lemonade
  • Make home-made ice lollies
  • Play I Spy
  • Play a board game
  • Draw around each other using chalk
  • Hopscotch
  • Set up a pretend toy shop
  • Put on a puppet show with your soft toys
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Wash the bikes
  • Write a story featuring your family
  • Phone, Skype or write to grandparents
  • Make a birthday card for someone special
  • Start a diary
  • Make a sock puppet
  • Use masking tape on the floor for a toy car race track
  • Set up a pretend shoe shop
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Give dolls or soft toys a bubble bath

Find more boredom buster ideas here

Taking part in this video is

Emily Norris