Monday, January 30, 2012

101 answers to "I'm bored!"

We've got 101 answers to "I'm bored!" Just for you!

2. Print off a new coloring page and color with them
3. Visit your local library and pick out 5 new books
4. Learn 3 new words in sign language
5. Play "circus" by performing your own acts together
7. Finger paint together
8. Have a date with your kids- movies, pajamas, and popcorn
9. Put on a puppet show with stuffed animals
10. Read a story together but replace the characters with your child's names
12. Freeze some toys in water and "go on an archeology dig"
13. Build a fort together
14. Put glow sticks in the bathtub, turn off the lights, and have a glow in the dark bath
15. Play music with glasses, water, and a spoon
17. Make binoculars with toilet paper rolls and go bird watching
18. Make puppets out of brown paper bags together
19. Go for a walk outside--collect things from nature, then make a collage out of them
20. Make stamps out of different fruits and vegetables, dip them in paint and make a picture
22. Build a tower together using blocks
23. Make up a story together- take turns telling one part of the story at a time
24. Grab your old makeup and some hair stuff and play beauty salon
25. Practice your fire safety.  Go through your fire plan and meet at your meeting place
27. Have a fashion show-let your kids dig through your closet and put on a show
28. Find a new educational website and let your kids play around on it
29. Practice the alphabet backward (for somewhat older kids)
30. Grab your camera and take self-portraits with your kids
32. Go through all the kids toys with them and get rid of the ones they no longer play with. They just might re-discover something!
33. Tell them a story of your favorite childhood memory
34. Play charades
35. Bubble baths- because those are always fun
37. Have your kids stand on chairs and attempt to drop pennies into paper/plastic cups
38. Make up your own game of Pictionary
39. Grab a flashlight and make shadow puppets on the wall of a dark room
40. Mix baking soda, vinegar, and red food coloring in a cup to make a volcano
41. Slime time- it's always fun
42. Let your kids vacuum your carpets
43. Play hide-and-seek
44. Walk through your house making up rhymes to things you see
45. Play "I Spy" around the house
47. Write letters to relatives
48. Bake cookies. When they are cool, put them in zip lock bags and leave them on the neighbors' doorsteps.
49. Find different textures around your house and color over them (kinda like this leaf drawing)
50. Blow up a balloon without tying it. Let it go and watch it fly all over the room
52. Research star constellations on the computer then make your own by punching holes in paper. Grab a flash light and shine light through your holes in a dark room.
53. Make necklaces or bracelets out of string and macaroni
54. Go outside and trace your shadows using sidewalk chalk
55. Learn to say "I Love You" in 3 languages.
57. Have a pillow fight
58. Build structures out of mini marshmallows and toothpicks
59. Make paper airplanes and see how far they fly
60. Grab a wooden spoon to use as a microphone, turn on some music and sing karaoke
62. Have your kids draw letters or shapes on your back with their fingers. Try to guess what they drew. Switch and do it to them.--Feels good too!
64. Cut a coffee filter into long strips. Using a marker, make a large dot about one inch from the bottom of a strip. Dip the strip into water just below the dot.  Watch the color move up the filter.
65. Have a marble race in your kitchen (kinda like this acorn race)
67. Play follow the leader together
68. Make a birthday card for the next 3 birthdays in your family
69. Decorate toilet paper rolls and make Kaleidoscopes
70. Put in a musical movie (i.e Aladdin) & every time a song comes on have them jog in place until the song is over- it always ends in giggles
72. Spell out words together using your body to shape the letters (i.e. stand up tall for the letter I)
73. Play ring-around-the-rosey
74. Give your dolls a bath
75. Trace your body- have them trace your body and color in your body with markers
77. Make up a poem together
78. Put celery in colored water and watch the celery turn the color of the water
79. Grab the bubbles and have a contest to see who can blow the biggest bubble
80. Get out the pots and pans and make some music
82. Have your kids help you organize the Tupperware cupboard or drawer. Have them match the lids with the containers.
83. Make paper snowflake sun catchers
84. Invite a friend over (that always cures boredom!)
85. Blow up a balloon and see how long you can keep it in the air.
87. See how many cotton balls you can stuff into objects around the house (cups, hollow blocks...)
88. Have your kids cut string the length of how tall they think they are. See if they are right.
89. Make a gift to give to mommy or daddy when they get home from work
90. Draw pictures on the bathroom mirror with dry erase markers
92. Teach them how to play "Simon Says"
93. Make a musical show using plastic bowls, pots, and pans
94. Play dress up together (use play make-up)
95. Teach them how to fold laundry- it will make your life easier too
96.Write a letter to their grandparents or color them a special picture
97. Make cleaning fun- pick one room and clean it
98. Put a puzzle together
99. Have a tea party
100. Tell each other jokes
101. Find another activity or craft on this blog! =)


  1. Thank you, Thank you, this is awesome! Pinning it!

  2. Great list!!! Printing it out now! Would love for you to stop by The Blackberry Vine and share at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  3. What a GREAT comprehensive list =)

  4. This list is one of the bests. Got the dreaded mommy I'm bored comment today. Thanks.


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