I am used to my kids being bored in the spring, right when the weather is nice, but the yard is full of wet and muddy areas. So, coming up with fun boredom busters is a thing for me! Not only that, but having this list of ideas is great for all weather, rain, snow, cold, whenever the kids get bored!
When it comes to fighting boredom, board games are a hit at almost every turn. My family personally loves Monopoly. We have many versions of this game, and we love to pull it out when we are bored.
We have also fallen in love with Clue. This is a game that requires a lot of thinking and planning, and my kids love it!
When it comes to school, we have found Continent Race from Byron’s Games as a fun and simple or complicated game. This is a fun game to play for the whole family!
Books are good for boredom busters. Whenever the kids get bored I love to pull out books for them to read. It doesn’t matter the age or the weather, books are good! You can cuddle up with a warm blanket in the colder months, or sit outside in the warmer weather.
In our house, we have many favorite books. We love good picture books like Nothing. This book has gotten a lot of love not only from within our house but also at the nursery at church! We also love good chapter books, my daughter loves the Dollhouse People. This was a perfect gift for her birthday a year or two ago.
I fell in love with a great book, Shepard, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer. This was a book I was supposed to read with the kids, but I found that I wanted to read it faster and by myself. I love when I find a book for the kids that I love just as much!
While nature studies doesn’t sound like something you would think of when kids are bored, they can really be exciting and will add in some learning as well!
In our house, the kids love to go on walks. When the weather is nice, I grab clipboards and paper to bring with us. We will go out looking for one thing at a time. The kids have a great time trying to find the one thing we are looking for and writing or drawing about it. Just last week we went looking for anything that was new for spring.
It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, just something fun to get the kids moving and exploring.
What are some fun things you do to help keep boredom at bay?
~This article was written by Amanda Hopkins, Social Media Manager for Homeschool Review Crew. You can find her blog at Hopkins Homeschool.