Get your children busy doing fun and creative activities (instead of whining and complaining) with this list of summer boredom busters for kids.
Are you hearing it yet?
“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!”
These words are like nails on a chalkboard to me.
I know parents who give their kids extra chores when they say they’re bored. It’s like, “You don’t have enough to do? I’ll give you some stuff.” I really admire that, but I can’t get it to work in my house.
My kids just look at me like I have three heads, and then they go off and whine somewhere else.
Or else they go pick a fight with their sister. Equally likely.
So what we need, you and I, are some boredom busters, some things to keep our precious cherubs busy and entertained through this lazy summer.
10 Summer Boredom Busters for Kids
- Read a book. Am I right? The book we’re really loving right now is Happy, Happy, Happy Stories for Kids by Korie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame. Unlike her devotional for kids (which is also wonderful), these stories are several pages long (but not too long), and they are real life stories from her family with solid, Biblical lessons at the end and questions for discussion. We’re reading this at bedtime, but you could hand it to your kids any time of the day.
- Print off a Snakes & Ladders game. I created this free printable to use with my own kids, and my 6-year-old loves it. We play with Shopkins as game pieces and a regular old die swiped from another game. No matter how many times we play, she always wants to play more.
Read the rest in my post on the Tommy Nelson blog today!
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