Ahhh, summer vacation. Long, lazy, hot days with no school, no homework, and . . . BORED kids. What’s a parent to do? Boredom is good for kids as it encourages them to be creative and make their own fun, but sometimes they need a little guidance to get started. Here are some fun ideas along with some great books to help you and your kids conquer the summertime boredom blues.
- Build a marble maze using cardboard tubes. See Cardboard Tubes by Nikki Connor for instructions (J745.54).
- Make paper airplanes and have paper airplane races. Check out J745.592 for books filled with different types of planes to make.
- Create your own boredom busting list à la Amelia! See Amelia’s Boredom Survival Guide by Marissa Moss (JR Fiction).
- Make homemade bubble solution and wands (see The Ultimate Bubble Book: Soapy Science Fun by Shar Levine, J507.8 or How To Make Bubbles by Erika Shores, J507.8).
- Cut up old magazines and make a cool collage. See All about Collage by Todd Oldham (J702.81), or Collage by Ruth Thomson (J702), or Cool Collage: Art Creativity for Kids by Anders Hanson (J702.81) for ideas.
Check out the books below for other fun boredom busting ideas: