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

110 At Home ActivitiesOver 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 carBack to School Blogger Tips
      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 pastaTongue Twisters
      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 cardsSilly Fun 250
      39. Have paper airplane races
      40. Bob for apples
      41. Make a Rope Swing
      42. Hopscotch
      43. Freeze Tag
      44. Hide and Seek
      45. Red Light Green Light
      46. Dodge Ball
      47. Learn a YoYo trick
      48. Play H-O-R-S-E
      49. Egg Toss
      50. Make shadow puppets
      51. Line up dominoes and watch them drop
      52. Play with Shaving Cream & food coloring
      53. Create a musical instrument out of recyclablesGirls Activities 250
      54. Make a box town out of old boxes
      55. Research careers (Interview locals such as a firefighter, dentist, hairdresser, or lifeguard)
      56. Learn string games like Cats in the Cradle
      57. Have a picnic on the living room floor
      58. Learn clapping games like Miss Mary Mack
      59. Play cards (Crazy 8s, War, Rummy)
      60. Family game night
      61. Watch old home movies or look at old pictures
      62. Have a watermelon seed spitting contest
      63. Build a fort
      64. Fly a Kite
      65. Play capture the flag
      66. Play Freeze Tag
      67. Tell scary stories in the darkKids_Eat_Free_Web_Button
      68. Go for a hike
      69. Learn sign language
      70. Learn Morse Code
      71. Build a toothpick bridge or building
      72. Walk the dog
      73. Bake some treats for your neighbors
      74. Play chess or checkers
      75. Play charades
      76. Have a bubble-blowing contest
      77. Climb a tree
      78. Do blind taste tests with various drinks and food
      79. Solve a crossword or word search puzzle
      80. Make butterflies from coffee filters
      81. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe
      82. Dance to 50s music (or any era)Volunteer Ad
      83. Invite neighbors for a family potluck dinner
      84. Play free online games
      85. Make a Diet Coke and Mentos eruption
      86. Jump rope Try double dutch
      87. Make a time capsule
      88. Learn how to read a map
      89. Play hot potato
      90. Have breakfast for dinner
      91. Make homemade pizza
      92. Have thumb wars
      93. Arm wrestle
      94. Give each other crazy or fancy hair dos
      95. Draw a letter, word, or picture on your friend’s backBackyard Fun and have them guess what you’ve drawn
      96. Have a relay race
      97. Color “Easter Eggs” any time
      98. Make your own pet rock
      99. Play “I Spy”
      100. Put together a puzzle
      101. Play “20 questions”
      102. Make a fort or car out of a large appliance box
      103. Try to make each other laugh
      104. Create something with beads
      105. Write a secret message in “mirror image”
      106. Have a staring contest
      107. Speak Pig Latin
      108. Play Truth or Dare
      109. Create a secret code Send each other messages
      110. Play Simon SaysImaginative Fun

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