What do you do when kids get bored on a lazy afternoon? We had some really interesting things to do the past few days. Here are our 5 boredom busters from this past week.
There has been cooking with kids when the little ones joined in to make some Egg Puffs.
There has been water painting on tissues. We were inspired by the Happy Hooligans.
My son brought home some fall leaves and exclaimed, ‘Mom… it is fall! Look I found fall leaves!!‘ Umm… No, it is winter. We had some more painting with those.
We have been watching videos and making fighter jets most afternoons too.
The best activity the past week was however, learning to play hopscotch! My children are all seven year and under… with the youngest being only 13 months old! It is really cold these days and we are having our Spring Break. (Yes, already!!) Everyday, by 5pm, we have already exhausted all our creative energy. After we had done everything that day, my son was still bored. Our 30 month old is, for some reason, always building the floor puzzle wrong. Watching her build gave me the idea to let them spend their energy before dinner.
Son said that he had never played hopscotch before. Wrong. He didn’t remember that we used to play when he was little. Our 30 month old Ticklebum was really excited to be given the chance to hop on one foot. Of course, she was all over the place! Amidst them was our 13 month old CuppyCake crawling in between and disturbing the elder siblings.
We had to stop when she took the bottle cap and wouldn’t return it. Oh well… I think mommy had had enough exercise too!
It doesn’t take a lot to entertain, does it? Just a little bit of imagination.
When did you last play hopscotch with your children?