16 Things to Do with Bored Kids, Crafts and Activities!

We have all experienced the wrath of bored kids.  Usually out of boredom, great imagination is sparked! Just check out, “Your Boredom is not my Problem.

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16 Things to Do with Bored Kids

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Things to Make with Bored Kids

Bored Kids

You can have your children make a simple bird feeder to hang out in the yard with this project from Not So Average Mama.

While you’re feeding the birds, how about taking care of the butterflies too!  This easy homemade butterfly feeder will do the trick!

Take it back old school with tin can stilts!  You can find complete instructions via Juggling Act Mama.  This project does require the help of an adult.

Another great idea is to help them make a Mom I’m bored jar from Somewhat Simple.

A great creative activity for bored kids is to make your own board game, you can find great instructions at Tip Junkie.

Messes to Make with Bored Kids

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Maybe it’s time to kill the boredom by getting messy!  This DIY Chalk Paint from Juggling Act Mama is perfect!

Another fun colorful mess can be made by using science to tie dye!

Let’s make a giant mess outside building a volcano!

If the weather isn’t nice, you can bring some outdoor fun inside by making this mud-like coffee playdough.

It’s not really messy, but getting wet is always fun!  Check out this squirt gun races activity from This Grandma is Fun.

Printables for Bored Kids

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Spark some boredom killer ideas with this “I’m Bored” free printable from Eat Pray Read Love.

I used to spend hours designing paper dolls as a kid.  Get your own kids started with these free printable paper dolls from 100 Directions.

Do you have a LEGO lover in the family?  Use these printable LEGO challenge cards from A Few Shortcuts to bust their boredom.

Scavenger hunts are always fun.  This alphabet scavenger hunt from Best Activities for Kids is a great place to start.

Print these jump rope songs from Five Little Chefs for your kids and encourage them to get some fun exercise while learning the songs.

Lets not forget the tweens in the family.  This printable activity of 50 would you rather questions is perfect! ~ Mom of 6

More Great Ideas for Bored Kids

Need more ideas for your bored kids?  Check out these 25 Summer Boredom Buster Crafts and these Backyard Boredom Busters!

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