“I’m bored!” “There’s nothing to do.” “I hate this — it stinks!”
If you are a parent, you might have heard your child say at least one of these phrases over these past couple months of seclusion. Perhaps you may have noticed more whining, irritability or arguments lately. These extended periods of isolation can have even the best parents shaking their heads in frustration. Are looking for a way to manage these endless hours at home? Here are some ideas to help make your time together more enjoyable.
- Create a scavenger hunt around the house
- Bake a treat together
- Have book lovers? Play Reading Bingo!
- Join a dance party!
- Bring out the board games
- Play charades or use clay to sculpt the given words
- Write a skit or act out a story and video it to share with your relatives or friends
- Make a blanket fort and enjoy a snack inside
- Take a virtual field trip to a museum, historic site or interesting place
- Make unicorn slime
- Invite a group of friends to play a virtual game
- Hold a “Silly Olympics” complete with homemade trophies
- Take a walk, and play I Spy
As you can see this list is only a small list of things you can do as boredom busters. The key thing to remember is not to take yourself too seriously. Relax, laugh and enjoy being a kid again! The goal is to create some fun memories together.
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