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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Morgan

Beating the Boredom Blues

watching the sun set

It is getting close to that time of year, SUMMER! Every kid longs for it, and moms (let’s be honest) dread it. Sure, for the first few weeks it’s glorious. Sleeping in, spending time together, the plans for vacations. Then reality hits. And the phrase that has potential to send mom over the edge; “I’M BORED.” Finger nails on a chalkboard, y’all. For whatever reason my kids don’t like my answer of, “Then go clean your room,” so I decided to come up with a list of things to do to combat the Summer time blues. We brainstormed together as a family as well as borrowed suggestions from online and came up with our list. We then cut them up and placed them in a mason jar. On days when I feel the boredom is at a peek, we will draw an activity from the jar. At the end of the day, we will sit down and journal about our day and any activities in our Family Journal. So here is our list. Do you have any on your list that you want to share? Feel free to drop them in the comments!


Snack time at the park

Go to the library

Make cookies for the neighbors

Create a play with costumes (this could take several days)

Visit the zoo

Plant seeds

Build a fort

Ride bikes

Pick a board/card game

Leave bubbles on a family’s doorstep

Volunteer to pick up trash around neighborhood

Read a short story and create an alternate ending

Visit the museum

Volunteer at an animal shelter

Blow bubbles

Water balloon fight

Tie-dye shirts

Dance Party in the dark (with glow sticks or flashlights)

Explore nature

Go to the lake

Go fishing

Build a model

Learn to crochet

Set up a scavenger hunt for family

Homemade popsicles

Make a scrapbook

Enjoy the sunset with family

Create a time capsule

Make tissue paper flowers

Make puppets for a puppet show

Play hide and seek

Art time

Shadow Dancing at sunset

Create a track for Hot Wheels and race cars

Draw a driveway masterpiece with chalk

Make play dough

Shadow Dancing at sunset

Shadow Dancing at Sunset

Playing at the park

Playing at the Park

Night dancing with flashlights

Shadow Puppets and Dancing in the Dark

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