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Things for Bored Kids to Do at Home! Outdoor Activities

  • Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt.

  • Take photos of clouds and play “What do you see in the clouds?”

  • Play hangman or tic tac toe with sidewalk chalk!

  • Go on a bike ride.

  • Jump rope. See how long you can go without messing up.

  • Set up a lemonade stand.

  • Play in the sprinkler.

  • Have a picnic in the backyard.

  • Play balloon tennis. Blow up a balloon, and get two paper plates. Hit the balloon back and forth over an imaginary “net” using the plates as your “rackets”.

  • Sit under a tree and sketch something that you see outside.

  • Doodle sweet messages to your neighbors using sidewalk chalk.

  • Have a water balloon fight.

  • Make paper airplanes and have a competition to see which flies the farthest.

  • Blow bubbles. This is a great activity if you have a dog, too! Our black lab LOVES jumping in the air to try and “catch” the bubbles.

  • Draw a giant scooter maze on the driveway using sidewalk chalk. Then ride your scooter or bike through it!

  • Make up your own ball game. Use a rake, a foam ball, a trash can or whatever else you can find around your house.

  • Do something to help take care of the family pet.

  • Organize your closet.

  • Ask someone in the family how you can help them.

  • Make cookies and deliver them to neighbors.

  • Make cards to send to veterans or nursing home residents.

  • Call your grandparents to say hello.

  • Go through your toys and/or clothes to find things to donate.

  • Make a “Thank You” card for your mailman.

  • Use empty cardboard boxes, bottles, and toilet paper rolls to make a robot.

  • Draw a self-portrait.

  • Learn all the lyrics to your favorite song, and make up a dance routine to go with it.

  • Write a story.

  • Paint rocks… so much cooler than it actually sounds!

  • Make up a skit and perform it at dinner time.

  • Paint your toenails or fingernails.

  • Take artistic photos of random things around your house. Experiment with the “Edit Photo” settings on your phone for cool visuals.

  • Learn a new craft like cross-stitching.

  • Draw your own comic strip.

  • Do a puzzle, or if you don’t have puzzles make your own. Draw and color a picture on card stock, then cut it up into pieces to put back together.
    Make your own board game. This is a great way to recycle all those Amazon boxes!

  • Play laundry ball. Set a laundry basket on the floor and try to throw a soft ball inside it from different points in the room.

  • Watch a movie.

  • Read a book.

  • Play dress up. Try a new hairstyle or make up.

  • Play with playdough.

  • Build a cool car with legos.

From https://thesavvysparrow.com/bored-jar-ideas/

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