This has absolutely nothing to do with health and fitness (unless you are talking about mental health or keeping your kids busy so you can exercise – in which case it totally fits), but my 5 year old has been driving me BONKERS lately with the “I’m bored” whine. I really cannot stand to hear a kid say that. I suppose it’s my fault for not forcing him to use his imagination enough, and giving him too much free time with electronics. Unfortunately for him, Mom has decided to enforce a time limit on the iPad…which means he has to think of other things to do with the rest of his day.
Enter the I’m Bored List.
I poked around on Pinterest (the land of #alltheideas) and compiled a list of things that my 5 year old son could do mostly independently. We could also decide to do some of these activities together, but there are times when I’m working or cooking or whatever and I just need him to entertain himself for a while. After I created this list – and I’m totally going to hang it in his room! – I thought there may be some other moms who could benefit from some boredom buster ideas as well. So…here you go!!
I also have this list as a PDF if you want to print it.
Click here to download —> I’m Bored List
If you have any other favorites, please leave your suggestions in a comment below! I’d love to be able to add more options or maybe switch out the list later for variety. 😉