Nothing angers a homeschool mom more than when he hears the phrase “I am bored”, or “I don’t know what to do”. After all, homeschooling is all about developing skills and expertise that can be applied in all areas of life. Here are some boredom busters to save your sanity.
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Boredom Busters for Your Sanity
Here are the boredom busters I employ in our household to not only keep my kids from whining too much about being bored.
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Word Search for Kids
We just love to play with word searches, we have created the following as a great boredom buster:
We always have at least butter, eggs, and flour in the house, so we tend to make muffins or cookies.
Why should this just be saved for Easter? A couple of years ago we purchased some plastic Easter eggs that can have things added in. So I either fill these with a Haribo or a small toy (one he already had!) and hide them around the house.
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Play a Board Game
We have always enjoyed playing educational board games as a family. So this is one of our favorite boredom busters.
Nerf gun war
We make a target and put it on one side of the living room. The aim of course is just to create havoc (I hate Nerf bullets!) but Nerf guns are probably my kids’ favorite boredom busters.
We got our trampoline many years ago, and it was the best money we have spent on a gift, right up there with the pool this year. They not only bounce around on it but sit and read on it. It really draws the heat in on cooler days.
The library is our favorite place. The books. Movies and more.
Park or Playground
Talk a walk to the park and play on the swings. Let your kids burn off some energy. Boredom and energy, no thank you. I’d rather take them to the playground for a bit. If your kids are older like mine you can read a book, work on your business, plan your school year, etc.
If the weather is nice (not raining!) going outside and drawing on the patio in chalk markers is great fun, last time we did it he made a giant hopscotch.
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