Break the Boredom
The holidays are over - time to prepare for choruses of "I'm bored!" Be ready with this list of boredom busters.
Enjoy Something New
- Did you child get some new activities this holiday season? If so, break out the gifts and check them out! Games, puzzles, craft kits, playsets - whatever they got, set aside some time to play with each one and really enjoy their gifts.
- No gifts? Head to the library to pick out some new books to enjoy and spend some time together reading. Better yet, grab some books that include games, activities, or new hobbies you can try together.
Oldies But Goodies
Whether your child received new toys or not, pull out some of the games and toys your child already had.
Remind your kids that their existing toys are still fun!
- Set up a puzzle and leave it on a table so anyone can add to it as they feel the urge.
- Take out a few board games and play musical board games: enjoy one game as music plays; when the music stops, move to the next game; enjoy that game as music plays; when the music stops again, move on to the next game; continue until all games have been played to completion or everyone is thoroughly exhausted!
- Set up a village with building blocks or LEGOs.
- Create and play out scenes with Barbie dolls or action figures.
- Take out an assortment of craft supplies and challenge your kids to make something different.
Get Out of the House
Whether it's cabin fever or the kids complaining there's nothing to do, sometimes a change of scenery can help.
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- Head to a local museum, library, or nearby event to find something to do.
- If the weather is cooperative, head to the playground or go for a winter hike - or just run around the yard!
- Search for natural items that can be used in future craft projects, such as pinecones, leaves, pebbles, and more.
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