The i’m bored jar

All parents get it……. ‘Mum, I’m bored’.  I remember the days when I was a kid, TV wasn’t allowed on, electronics like iPads, xBox and Playstation didn’t exist.  I spent a lot of my time outdoors with neighbours.

Try creating a jar filled with activities.  Write these activities onto notes for the kids to randomly pick out through the day.  Activities like playing a board game, baking and craft.  You can be really cheeky and throw a few chores as well!

A fun way to stop the school holiday’s “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” talk.

More notes and activities printables available at Home Spun Threads

image and idea credit – Home Spun Threads

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9 comments

Kerstin July 4, 2013 - 12:41 AM

love it. thank you for sharing this with us. I only will have to do it in German.

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Chantelle Williams July 5, 2013 - 3:21 PM

I love this idea! Might get my kids to help me create this today.

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Katrina July 8, 2013 - 3:14 PM

thats a great idea Chantelle to get the kids involved, hope this makes your holidays easier

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mickeymouse August 8, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Any ideas?

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Teowai Ratahi January 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM

This is a great idea. I’ll be honest my kids don’t usually tell me when they are bored cause there is always housework to be done. Im not organised enough to get it all done in the morning

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Terri - Lee January 14, 2014 - 1:51 PM

I haven’t heard “im bored” yet. But my oldest is only 4 lolll. Plus we homeschool 🙂

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Hayley January 14, 2014 - 4:49 PM

Great idea!! – I tell my guys to wash the walls if they are bored. They suddenly find something better to do!

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Carolyn January 14, 2014 - 6:44 PM

I figure boredom is just the feeling as one transitions from over stimulation to the place of real creativity and imagination – isolation on ones bed seems to be an incredible catalyst to speed up the transition. I always reassure my kids that it is Ok and to breath through it.

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Julia {Squeeze Cuddles} January 17, 2014 - 12:56 PM

I made my own {I’m Bored} container for our children. Here’s my blog post about it – http://squeezecuddleshandmade.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/im-bored-container.html .Thank you for such a wonderful idea

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