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8 Boredom Busters for Bored Kids

April 11, 2019

A bored child is a child who is more likely to find themselves in trouble. When kids are bored, they can act out, get into things they’re not supposed to, and even throw temper tantrums without really knowing why. When you find that your kids are misbehaving because they’re bored, finding a few boredom busters for bored kids is the way to calm them down easily. 

Boredom busting ideas for bored kids

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Family Game Day

When you’re looking for boredom busters for kids, board games are a tried and true old standby. Pull the old games you have at your home off the shelf and let your kids pick one or two of their favorites. They’ll be having so much fun they’ll forget they were ever bored. 

Kids Crafts

Bored kids love kids crafts! If you don’t know of one off hand, head online and find a few of your favourite kids’ crafts to offer to your kids. Gather the supplies and spend a few days making awesome things your kids will love! They’ll be super proud of their crafts and you’ll love that they aren’t complaining about being bored.

Bake a Cake with Them

Most kids love to cook or bake with help so why not bake a cake with your kids if they’re bored? Let them do the tasks that are safe for them to do and help them do the ones that aren’t. Once the cake is done, let your kids frost it and enjoy a piece together!

Have a nature scavenger hunt

Get your kids outside with a nature scavenger hunt! Give them a list of 8 or 10 things to find around your back yard and turn them loose! They’ll have a blast! If you want to make it even more fun, take them to a hiking trail or park and have them find the things on your list.

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Play with sidewalk chalk

I don’t know of a single child who doesn’t love drawing in the driveway or on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk. Grab a big box and let your kids outside to release their inner Picasso. 

Host a movie night

Grab some popcorn and put their favorite Disney movie on the tv. Turn the lights down low, the volume up a bit and add a blanket fort and you’ve got a family movie night that works great as a boredom buster for kids!

Put on a play

What is more fun than putting on a play or skit? Have your kids write their own script and let them into your closet to find dress up clothes. Once they’re ready, sit the rest of the family down for the performance and enjoy!

Sing karaoke

Youtube is packed with karaoke videos with lyrics. If you have bored kids, put them on and dance around singing karaoke for a bit. Your kids will think you’re goofy and fun and you’ll get the extra workout!

So there you have it, just a few boredom busting items for bored kids. Do you have any top ideas to share? Please let me know in the comments below…

  • Winsze April 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Amazing ideas I love the side walk chalk one I haven’t seen that done in years! Although when I was a kid and my parents use to own a restaurant, my sister and I would doodle on the tables (layered with paper).

  • Kara April 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Mine have discovered the card game :GO FISH” and always go to that when they are bored

  • Jenny April 11, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    I think it’s good for our kids to be bored sometimes as that’s when mine get creative!

  • Caroline Cutress April 12, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Baking a cake is a great way to get them learning some Maths skills! Make sure they are involved in the measuring – can they read a scale? Can they guess how much, say, 100g is? It gives them a great feel for metric or imperial units. Also, get them doubling the recipe and then you can make some cakes for a friend or the freezer! Check out for more ways of fitting a little Maths into your child’s every day life!

  • michelle twin mum April 12, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Great ideas, one of my kids is constantly saying she is bored, it drivesme nuts. She needs high energy and interactve activities all the time. I like the idea of karaoke. Mich x

  • Emma Raphael April 12, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    So many lovely ideas! We always bake when we are bored, and movie nights have been especially popular recently!

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon April 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    These are definitely good ideas to get them out of boredom. Baking definitely worked for me.

  • Kirsty April 13, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    These are some fantastic ideas. We love crafting or baking cakes when we are stuck in the house.

  • Steph April 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I find baking is always a big winner when trying to entertain my two nephews x

  • Anosa April 14, 2019 at 11:30 am

    These are lovely ideas, we’ve been baking a lot and playing games but movie nights i .

  • Stacey April 16, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Great suggestions! These are some our family favourites

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