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100 Things to Do When Kids Are Bored

How many times have you heard the words "I'm bored" come out of your child's mouth.  This often will make a parent crazy especially if your child is surrounded by many things to keep them amused.  Well rest assured help is here.  Here is a list of things to help keep your children from getting bored.

  • Sort old photos, make a collage and frame them
  • Start a nature scrapbook
  • Draw on paper with wet chalk
  • Have a tea party with some friends and tell stories
  • Work on a puzzle
  • Try to make a copy of a famous painting
  • Practice how to fold a shirt
  • Watch a foreign DVD dubbed in English
  • Have a backyard carnival
  • Make a milk shake
  • Learn to sew on a button
  • Play a card game
  • Play in the rain but not when there is thunder
  • Make a map of your neighborhood
  • Learn a few magic tricks  and produce your own show
  • Play hopscotch
  • Take a long bubble bath
  • Make birthday cards of all of your friends and relatives for the year.
  • Learn the alphabet in sign language
  • Go play on a swing
  • Go camping. Put a beach towel or sheet over two chairs for a tent
  • Create new words and your own dictionary
  • Learn Morse code
  • Arrange a centerpiece of flowers
  • Paint your nails or a friend's
  • Memorize a poem
  • Pop some popcorn
  • Practice tying knots
  • Laugh 100 times today and keep a count
  • Wash your parent's car
  • Use fabric paint and decorate a shirt
  • Start a lemonade stand
  • Learn to play a new sport
  • Clean your closet
  • Walk around the block and pick up litter but make sure you wear gloves
  • Go fishing and throw back what you catch
  • Run around the block three times
  • Bring flowers to a nursing home
  • Ask your parents if you can rearrange your room
  • Water all of the inside and outside plants
  • Find and use a recipe for no-cook cookies or candy
  • Read your parents a bedtime story
  • Make a word search puzzle
  • Make sand pictures
  • Plant a flower
  • Keep an address book
  • Change the words to your favorite song
  • Go to a museum
  • Take photos of clouds
  • Frame your favorite picture
  • Try a new hairstyle
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Make sundaes
  • Learn some words in a foreign language
  • Plan a trip to an amusement park
  • Bird watch
  • Feed the birds
  • Fill up water balloons
  • Learn to seat a table
  • Play with water guns
  • Try playing an instrument
  • Shoot baskets
  • Dance
  • Swim
  • Stretch
  • Wash the dog
  • Color a picture
  • Pull weeds
  • Make instant pudding
  • Blow bubbles
  • Climb a tree
  • Collect rocks
  • Find names of rocks
  • Go to the library
  • Make and fly a kite
  • Have a scavenger hunt
  • Try origami
  • Play restaurant. You're the chef and servers, grown-ups are your customers.
  • Learn to do a cartwheel
  • String beads on dental floss
  • Play a board game
  • Play paper dolls

  • Clean your bike

  • Tell a joke

  • Make a snack

  • Go to the playground

  •  Make an instrument

  • Make name tags for your family

  • Make a grocery list

  • Freeze juice in ice cube trays

  • Make your own clay and sculpt something for a friend

  • Send a postcard to an old friend

  • Organize a bike parade

  • Make a club

  • Build a fort

  • Create a play

  • Learn the words to an old song your Mom or Dad likes

  • Memorize all 50 states

  • Start a seashell collection

  • Write your own list of 100 things to do!

Compliments of Sea Isle Times Nancy MacNeill