Check out these 9 fun activities for kids that are sure to keep them busy and active. Trust us, it will prevent your kids from saying the words no mother wants to hear — the dreaded, “I’m bored.” If you’ve tried to ignore the whining, had enough of the eye rolls, can’t stand the sighs, and you’re just plain tired of entertaining your kid, here are some fun ideas that should keep them out of your hair for at least a few hours.
some point it gets to be too much. So print off this handy list, and the next time your kids are bored, let them choose something to do.
Create an online or paper photo album. Depending on whether your photos are print or digital, give your child access to a computer or a simple photo album, and let her
creativity loose. Encourage her to caption photos with cutouts from magazines or other scrapbooking materials or using free online scrapbooking resources. Find out how to create an online photo album here.
afterwards. If you don’t think the kids are ready to handle your camera, keep a couple of disposable cameras on hand for them to use.
them, and which don’t even register. If crayons don’t excite them, let them make the picture from cut up magazines or whatever else they’d like to use.
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Make a new music mix. Granted, making a new playlist in iTunes doesn’t take as long as making a mix tape did back in the day, but it can still be a fun activity. Have your
kids make a series of playlists for car rides, room cleaning, kicking back, and whatever else they enjoy. Want the task to take longer? Have them go through your digital music collection and
categorize and tag everything. Don’t worry if you don’t know what that means or how to do it — they do.
need a microphone if your computer doesn’t have one built in, but you don’t need an expensive model.
most come with some built-in software you can use.
Cook up some fun
Find some fun recipes.Pull out your cookbooks or hop over to ChefMom.com and pull out recipes for the next meal of the day, or for
a meal later in the week. Work with what you already have at home unless you’d like to add a shopping trip to your to-do list. Break the recipe down into things the kids can do alone and the parts
you need to help with, and set a cooking plan.
a full plan for the order you’ll do things, assign jobs to everyone, and get to it.
protectors in a three-ring binder. You’ll have a customized cookbook of things your kids can make — and will eat!
already doing, but consider adding some headphones to drown out the whining. Give the kids a bit of time to come up with an idea on their own, and ultimately they’ll learn to escape boredom