47 At-Home Boredom Busters

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If you’ve heard “I’m bored” one too many times then this list is for you. Here’s 47 ideas for those times when you need to keep the kids entertained at home.

Inside fun

  • Build a LEGO city
  • Build a fort – BYO torch!
  • Day-Spa (mum gets pampered first)
  • Download the Podcast app and search for kids podcasts
  • Listen to Audiobooks – some are free
  • Check out Kinderling Kids Radio
  • Start a journal
  • Try an indoor scavenger hunt like this one:

 

Outdoor Fun

  • Try a backyard scavenger hunt
  • Decorate the front path in chalk
  • Have a handball tournament
  • Crack open the bubbles (not the type mummy drinks! Although, come to think of it, why not crack them too!)

 

Online Learning

  • Cluey online learning – private or small group virtual tutoring for children Years 2-12 (20% off for RDMs)
  • YouTube Learn to draw
  • Osmo – educational iPad games. Currently 20% off kits & coding! We have been using these apps along with accessories that come in the genius kit and our kids are loving them!

Exercise at Home

 

Cooking

 

Games

  • What’s the time Mr wolf
  • Simon says
  • Hide & Seek
  • Musical chairs
  • Puzzles
  • Board games
  • Card games (Uno, Go Fish, Liar, Snap)
  • Charades
  • I Spy

 

Arts and Crafts

  • Make cards for your family and friends
  • Use baking paper to trace pictures
  • Make leaf confetti with a hole punch
  • Paint faces on rocks
  • Learn how to draw via Youtube tutorials
Credit: Kids spot

 

 

Drama

  • Role-play – stay in character all day!
  • Choreograph a concert
  • Dress ups in mum and dads clothes
  • Storytelling – start a story and take turns adding to it!