Are you stuck at home and wondering how to keep the kids entertained? Here’s a free printable of at home boredom busters for families that will keep you busy and improve your family time spent together.
What Are Boredom Busters?
At home boredom busters for kids include various indoor and outdoor activities to help fight boredom. These simple activities will help you win your parenting day anytime you need some at-home fun for the kids.
Here are examples of at-home bored busters for families.
Indoor Boredom Busters
Do you need to stay indoors due to the weather or other reasons? Check out these ideas.
- scavenger hunt
- balloon games
- board games
- Diamond Art
- family cook-off
- writing a poem
- building a fort
- creating with playdough
- building with legos
- family movie time
- bake some cookies and give it to the neighbors
- playing with bubbles
Outdoor Boredom Busters
Are you able to get outside? Check out these ideas for family fun.
- build a fort
- ride a bike
- go for a walk
- scavenger hunt
- build an obstacle course
- make a sensory garden
- do some bird watching
- build or create a birdhouse
- go berry picking
- do a back yard camp-out
10 At Home Boredom Busters For Kids
Here are some great ideas when you are looking for fun activities to keep your kids busy.
- Finger painting. Put on your painting clothes and have fun getting messy and creating beautiful finger paint art.
- Create with cardboard. A car, a house, or whatever your imagination can have fun creating.
- Write a story. This a great way to work on writing skills and expand the imagination.
- Tea Party. Enjoy the dainty cups and little sandwiches.
- Side-Walk chalk art. Decorate your sidewalk or driveway.
- Build a fort using blankets and sheets.
- Play Hot Potato.
- Have a family dance party!
- Bring out the family board games.
- Watch a funny movie.
What are Things I Can Do To Keep My Kids Busy?
As someone who already works at home and now has everyone at home with me, in my working space, I get it! Having a list of fun things to do to keep the kids busy is essential! Check out my list of At Home Boredom Busters for Families above.
You can use YouTube and have the kids learn a new skill like sign language, music lessons, or dance lessons. You can have the kids Face Time with friends and family. The grandparents love this!
According to Nation Wide Children,
“A quick search of the internet will reveal lots of virtual experiences that families can enjoy from the comfort of home. Zoo and aquarium web cams, museum tours, concerts, and much more are at our fingertips now more than ever. Keeping everyone engaged can make this time at home much more enjoyable as we all do our part to help flatten the curve.” –Nation Wide Children
Fun Things To Do At Home When Bored
Good Housekeeping suggested these At Home Boredom Busters for Families:
Write a letter. In the age of text messages and Face Time, we don’t write out our feelings in long-form. Get out some nice paper and spread some love to a friend or family member.
Watch a sports game. No sports on TV? Queue up some classic old games.
Call a friend. If you’re usually a text person, pick up the phone or video call a faraway friend. The extra connection really makes you feel closer.
Watch a performance. Instead of turning on Netflix, watch an online opera, ballet, or symphony.
Learn a new language. Thanks to apps like Duolingo, you can stretch your mental muscles wherever you are.
Listen to a new podcast. If you’ve never tried podcasts, you’re in for a treat. From true crime to comedy, there are endless options to choose from.
Try a coloring app. Adult coloring books are available in-stores and in mobile app stores, so no need to head to the store. Colorfy and Happy Color will help you get creative without any supplies needed.
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Free Printable At Home Boredom Busters for Kids & Families
Use this free printable of at home boredom busters to keep your kids entertained when you are at home.
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