60 Ideas for Bored Kids

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  1. Bake something yummy.
  2. Play the mystery bag. Put an item in a bag, and give clues to your family and make them guess what’s inside.
  3. Visit the museum.
  4. Play catch in the backyard.
  5. Build an indoor tent or fort with couches and some bed sheets.
  6. Play Frisbee.
  7. Spend time at the library.
  8. Put on some music and dance.
  9. Play costume dress ups.
  10. Make homemade play dough.
  11. Make macaroni jewelry.
  12. Have a picnic lunch on the lawns.
  13. Put on funny clothes and have a photo shoot.
  14. Have a water balloon fight.
  15. Have a potato-sack race.
  16. Camp out in the backyard.
  17. Make up a secret handshake.
  18. Draw outside with chalk.
  19. Construct an obstacle course.
  20. Collect rocks and draw faces on them, creating characters.
  21. Play Twister.
  22. Host a tea party.
  23. Jump rope for 10 minutes.
  24. Make up a secret language.
  25. Construct a family tree.
  26. Play outside with bikes and scooters.
  27. Run through the sprinklers.
  28. Feed the pets.
  29. Write a letter to someone special (Grandma, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, your child’s favorite athlete, etc.) then mail it.
  30. Brush your pets fur.
  31. Go swimming.
  32. Help mum sort the washing into colours and blacks.
  33. Pick flowers from your own garden and create a flower arrangement for the dining room table.
  34. Practice cartwheels, somersaults and handstands in the backyard
  35. Tidy up your bedroom.
  36. Practice manners by pretending to go out to a fancy restaurant.
  37. Play an educational game on your iPad for 30 minutes.
  38. Help mum or dad wash the car.
  39. Draw a picture of your house from the outside.
  40. Squeeze fresh oranges to make juice.
  41. Go to the beach and collect beautiful shells to craft with.
  42. Lay in the yard and look at the clouds to find interesting shapes.
  43. Take a walk through the neighborhood and pick up litter.
  44. Help mum or dad cut the vegetables for dinner.
  45. Make fruit loop necklaces.
  46. Read books for 30 minutes.
  47. Put away all the toys in the playroom.
  48. Watch a movie with popcorn.
  49. Paint and create.
  50. Make milkshakes (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla).
  51. Do 10 minutes of stretching.
  52. Build a castle with building blocks.
  53. Look for butterflies outside and try to catch them.
  54. Ask mum if she needs help around the house.
  55. Brush your teeth.
  56. Take a walk around the block.
  57. Craft something from recyclables.
  58. Melt chocolate, and dip strawberries and bananas.
  59. Interview your grandma.
  60. Play I-spy.


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