Today I wanted to talk boredom busters for kids. As I write this, the nation continues to be shut away in their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic. With that said, now more than ever do we need a list of boredom busters for kids we can call upon. That’s why I’ve teamed up with MAGconnexx – THE must-have magnetic build blocks which enhance and develop the brain through play – to put together this list of boredom busters for kids below. These are all things we’ve been doing to keep boredom at bay of late which you can keep coming back to when you are all out of ideas!
Did you know that magnetic shapes have been proven to improve children’s inventiveness? With MAGconnexx, children can make numerous 2D & 3D shapes quickly, which can then be transformed into exciting 3D geometric structures. When building blocks by hand, this will naturally develop their motor skills, and enhance your child’s understanding of 3D configuration.
Perfect for both boys and girls, our daughter has spent hours playing and making different magnetic shapes with her MAGconnexx set. I’ve really loved seeing how she has been using her imagination, critical thinking and creative skills to make lots of different objects including rockets, castles, fish, cars, and a whole host of other things that she has been busy creating!
Every morning she has been racing down to create with her MAGconnexx and during her “golden time” aka free time there has been no mention of bored because she has been busy dreaming up and creating new creations. The pleasure the set has been giving her has been endless so far!
30 brilliant boredom busters for kids
1. Make as many different magnetic shapes with MAGconnexx as you can
2. Build a den
3. Hold a hula hooping challenge
4. Write a story/diary
5. Act out a play
6. Play a board game
7. Set up an obstacle course
8. Go on a house scavenger hunt
9. Play hide and seek
10. Slime play
11. Kinetic sand play
12. Play Twister
15. Have a dance party
16. Play an Alexa game
17. Play a card game
18. Have an indoor snowball fight with rolled-up socks
19. Write/draw a comic strip
20. Write and perform a song
21. Play balloon keepy-uppy with wooden spoons
22. Have a Play-Doh sculpting competition
23. Having a staring competition
24. Have a tea party/indoor picnic
25. Try some origami
26. Pillow fight!
27. Plant or sprout some seeds – or have a go at growing mushrooms using a starter kit
28. Do a workout altogether
29. Play charades
30. Make paper airplanes
You could even take all of the above items and write them on separate pieces of paper and pop them all in a “Bored Jar” which your children can pick an activity out from when they feel boredom creeping in.
So there you go, our list of 30 boredom busters for kids. Which of these would make your list of boredom busters for kids, and what else would you add to the list? You can leave your suggestions in a comment below!
Where to buy
MAGconnexx is available to buy at Amazon for £18.99 for a limited time only here (RRP £24.99).
We have one MAGconnexx set to give away to one lucky reader, providing hours of entertainment for your children.