How To Homeschool My Child
Bored, Nothing to Do This Summer? Summer Activities for Kids

Bored, Nothing to Do This Summer? Summer Activities for Kids

“Mom, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do!”

I’m sure you never hear that in your house, right?

Summer Activities For Kids - Bored Nothing to Do
Have you ever read the book by Peter Spier, Bored, Nothing To Do? It’s about two brothers who are bored so their mom sends them outside to do “something”. Out in the garage, they build an airplane and fly it…

If you haven’t read the book, go to your library and grab a copy. Whether you’re 6, 16 or 86, you’ll enjoy it.

I think I’ll go read it again!  I love this book!

The airplane “project” results from boredom. There are two solutions to your kids’ boredom I want to share with you. I think both have positive outcomes for your children this summer and hope you will share these with your friends & family.

Last fall I read an article by our local librarian. She made the point that boredom in children produces creativity. Think about it. When your children are bored, they often find something to do on their own. It takes creativity to imagine and invent your own “project”.

Summer Activities For Kids - Bored Nothing to Do

Remember the two brothers in Spier’s book. They were bored and definitely used their creativity to build & fly an airplane.

Stimulating Resources

With this in mind, you need to provide stimulating resources for your children. Resources can be as simple as the sticks in the backyard or more involved like craft baskets or lego boxes. When they are bored, they can use those resources as they spark their own imagination to overcome boredom. Usually, kids will find something to do because they don’t want to be bored.

Allowing your children to overcome boredom with their own creative projects allows you to see your children’s real passions and interests.

Simple Reminders

Another solution to boredom is pointing out places your children could go to cure their boredom. If your son simply sits on the couch staring at the ceiling, remind him of the boxes of legos in his closet or the race track pieces under his bed. When your daughter lies on her bed with nothing to do, mention the basket of art supplies in the family room. You get the idea.

I realize busy moms don’t always have time to remember suggestions for your kids to encourage creativity. I have a list of 206 fun summer activities for kids that I share every year.

206 Fun Summer Activities for Kids - if your kids are bored, nothing to do...use this list from HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com

You can get a copy of “Bored, Nothing to Do This Summer? 206 Fun Summer Activities for Kids” by entering your email below.

How To Use The List

After you get this list, feel free to print it, cut them out and put each one in a jar. Let your kids choose one when they are “bored”. By the way, this list was sent to me over 10 years ago and I don’t know its origin.



Question:
How do you cure boredom at your home?You can leave a comment by clicking here.

What is Memorial Day {Activities for Kids}

What is Memorial Day {Activities for Kids}

I’ve included some links below to help your family discover & learn what is Memorial Day. You might also choose an event (like Iwo Jima, pic below) to research.  Learn what happened and how that event impacted our freedom.  See how that ties into our celebration of Memorial Day. Memorial Day History How To Mail… Continue Reading

Who Wins Your Arguments? {Marriage on Mondays}

Who Wins Your Arguments? {Marriage on Mondays}

God has been teaching me who He is & my need to depend on the Holy Spirit. It hasn’t been easy, but I see growth in walking in the Spirit…. Continue Reading

Bible Study Methods with Bible Journaling {Psalm 119}

Bible Study Methods with Bible Journaling {Psalm 119}

A couple months ago, I shared Bible journaling resources that I wanted to use as one of my Bible study methods. Since then, I began a simple Bible journaling exercise as I read through the Psalms. … Continue Reading

Summer Fun Bundle on Sale this Week {Marriage on Mondays}

Summer Fun Bundle on Sale this Week {Marriage on Mondays}

I found a fun, summer date night idea on Dating Divas called Couples Scattergories. At first, Steve thought it would be a bit “hokey”. In the end, we both had a good time & laughed together. … Continue Reading

Help! How to Teach Writing? {FREE workshop}

Help! How to Teach Writing? {FREE workshop}

Do you have to teach writing this year? Are you unsure how to teach writing? Wondering if you’ll teach writing correctly? Not sure how much writing your kids should be doing at different ages? That’s exactly what I’ll be covering next Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8-9:30pm your time zone Help! How Do I Teach Writing?… Continue Reading

Natural Solutions for Healthy Families

Natural Solutions for Healthy Families

Do you want to keep your kids healthy? Are you interested in healthy families ? Do you want to avoid going to the doctor for every bump, bruise or pain? Do you want to find a cost-effective way to give your medicine cabinet a makeover? Do you want to use more natural solutions to keep… Continue Reading

Teaching Writing – How to Teach Writing thru Modeling

Teaching Writing – How to Teach Writing thru Modeling

Are your kids reluctant to write? Is it difficult for your kids to put their ideas in writing? Let me share an “ah-ha” moment I had when I was homeschooling my kids. During our first year of homeschooling, I registered Ashley & Gentry for a writing workshop in Houston. They went kicking & screaming. You… Continue Reading

How To Make Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo {Monday Meals}

How To Make Tortillas for Cinco de Mayo {Monday Meals}

Cinco de Mayo is huge in Texas. In fact, I already have plan on Thursday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – independence from Mexico. Even if you’re not from Texas, why not enjoy some fun Mexican activities. Try the homemade tortillas below. Get ready to make your own homemade tortillas.  It’s fun & easy! This… Continue Reading

Cut Out the Busywork . . . try Notebooking

Cut Out the Busywork . . . try Notebooking

From guest blogger, Debra Reed http://HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com/notebooking-sale Before notebooking, our school days were chocked full of a variety of learning activities and curricula, but the learning was so dry and dull. By the end of the day, and I mean the-END-of-the-day, the kids were wiped out and so was I. Do you have days like these?… Continue Reading