Boredom Busters: 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families & Kids

Boredom BustersOver 100 fun (and mostly free) activities that you and your kids can enjoy at home. This handy list can easily be printed and placed on the refrigerator – a great way to have instant “ideas” when boredom strikes!
Challenge YOUR kids to do one activity every day all summer long. It’s a great way to learn a few new games and activities, while filling those “I’m bored!” moments.
  1. Obstacle Course
  2. Scavenger Hunt
  3. Water Balloons
  4. Collect Bugs
  5. Study a spider web
  6. 3-legged races
  7. Wash the dog
  8. Wash the car
  9. Paint outdoors
  10. Stargazing
  11. Plant a garden
  12. Camp in the backyard
  13. Eat watermelon in big wedges
  14. Look for 4-leaf clovers
  15. Splash in puddles
  16. Build a bird house or feeder
  17. Make a paper hat
  18. Make a paper boat and see if it floats
  19. Decorate a T-shirt
  20. Send postcards to family & friends
  21. Finger painting
  22. Make your own Play-doh
  23. Make a necklace out of beads or pasta
  24. Write an autobiography
  25. Have a fashion show
  26. Bubbles
  27. Hula Hoops
  28. Jump Ropes
  29. Rearrange your bedroom
  30. Have a PJ Party
  31. Watch the clouds
  32. Create a movie or play
  33. Make up a story; Illustrate it
  34. Have a talent show in your backyard
  35. Learn a Line Dance
  36. Practice tongue twisters
  37. Learn to juggle
  38. Create a house of cards
  39. Have paper airplane races
  40. Bob for apples
  41. Make a Rope Swing
  42. Hopscotch
  43. Hide and Seek
  44. Red Light Green Light
  45. Dodge Ball
  46. Learn a YoYo trick
  47. Play H-O-R-S-E
  48. Egg Toss
  49. Make shadow puppets
  50. Line up dominoes and watch them drop
  51. Play with Shaving Cream & food coloring
  52. Create a musical instrument out of recyclables
  53. Make a box town out of old boxes (cereal, shipping, etc)
  54. Research careers (Interview locals such as a firefighter, dentist, hairdresser, or lifeguard)
  55. Learn string games like Cats in the Cradle
  56. Have a picnic on the living room floor
  57. Learn clapping games like Miss Mary Mack
  58. Play cards (Crazy 8s, War, Rummy)
  59. Family game night
  60. Watch old home movies or look at old pictures
  61. Have a watermelon seed spitting contest
  62. Build a fort
  63. Fly a Kite
  64. Play capture the flag
  65. Play Freeze Tag
  66. Tell scary stories in the dark
  67. Go for a hike
  68. Learn sign language
  69. Learn Morse Code
  70. Build a toothpick bridge or building
  71. Walk the dog
  72. Bake some treats for your neighbors
  73. Play chess or checkers
  74. Play charades
  75. Have a bubble-gum bubble-blowing contest
  76. Climb a tree
  77. Do blind taste tests with various drinks and food
  78. Solve a crossword or word search puzzle
  79. Make butterflies from coffee filters
  80. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe
  81. Dance to 50s music (or any era)
  82. Invite neighbors for a family potluck dinner
  83. Play free online games
  84. Make a Diet Coke and Mentos eruption
  85. Jump rope Try double dutch
  86. Make a time capsule
  87. Learn how to read a map
  88. Play hot potato
  89. Have breakfast for dinner
  90. Make homemade pizza
  91. Have thumb wars
  92. Arm wrestle
  93. Give each other crazy or fancy hair dos
  94. Draw a letter, word, or picture on your friend’s back and have them guess what you’ve drawn
  95. Have a relay race
  96. Color “Easter Eggs” any time
  97. Make your own pet rock
  98. Play “I Spy”
  99. Put together a puzzle
  100. Play “20 questions”
  101. Make a fort or car out of a large appliance box
  102. Try to make each other laugh
  103. Create something with beads
  104. Write a secret message in “mirror image”
  105. Have a staring contest
  106. Speak Pig Latin
  107. Play Truth or Dare
  108. Create a secret code Send each other messages
  109. Play Simon Says
  110. Make a house out of Popsicle sticks

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