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The “Boredom Buster Jar” Say Goodbye to Summer Boredom

The “Boredom Buster Jar”

Summer has officially begun and I don’t know about you but we’re about 75% “Lord of the Flies” in my house.  My Mary Poppins aspirations at the beginning of the summer have gone up in bippity boppity boo smoke.  We have crafted until we can glue no more and we are already are “movied” out.

I caught myself the other day echoing my mother yelling, “If you say you are bored one more time!”  So I came up with a “boredom buster” of sorts. So far it has been effective.  Even with the older kids, who at this point I’m wondering if they are half-vampire,  the amount of time they would just prefer to stay in their rooms and avoid sunlight and on their devices.

The Boredom Buster Jar took me probably 5 minutes to assemble and I tried to think of “choices” not punishments to try to persuade them to entertain themselves for more than 3 seconds.

I chose some as you’ll see that may benefit me 😉 But mostly enrich them in some way. You can personalize them to suit you and your family!

The "Boredom Buster Jar"~Say Goodbye to Summer Boredom

The "Boredom Buster Jar"~Say Goodbye to Summer Boredom

the Boredom Buster Jar-how to beat summer boredom

The "Boredom Buster Jar"~Say Goodbye to Summer Boredom

TaDah!…Every Time you hear an “I’m bored” they blindly pull a note with a chore, or “read a book” or whatever you creatively thought up! This has dramatically cut down on the whining in my house! I hope it helps you too!

The "Boredom Buster Jar"~Say Goodbye to Summer Boredom

I’d love to hear if you have any other summer boredom buster ideas, leave them in comments!

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  1. This is fab; what sort of things have you been putting in there?xx

    • MVP Reply

      HI! I have enrichment activities like reading, prodigy, duolingo 30 minute sessions. And fun for me Dust, Vacuum, Water plants and other chores. You gotta mix it up 😉

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