Boredom Busters

I just checked the forecast and it looks like we’re getting a lot of rain this weekend. What a bummer. We usually spend quite a bit of time at the pool on the weekends. The kids love it and it’s a way to beat the heat while still spending time outside.

However, it’s always a good idea to have a back up plan and some fun activities up your sleeve on days you can’t make it outdoors. Here are a few boredom busters we might be trying this weekend.

Though we can’t make it to the pool, we can still use that pool noodle…for a marble race.

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Every young spy needs special training to hone their skills. Get them in tip top shape with a spy obstacle course.

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The kids played a version of this game last week. My son called himself “The Ping Pong Bandit”. All you need are balloons, paper plates, and some popsicle or paint stir sticks.

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Create various colored boxes and ask your kid to hunt the house for items to go in each colored box.

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I didn’t do it often but I distincly remember the fun I had playing in the rain when I was a kid. Pool or no pool, I’m thinkin’ we might be playing in the water afterall…

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For more boredom buster ideas check out my Boredom Buster Pin Board on Pinterest.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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6 Responses to Boredom Busters
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    July 8, 2012 |

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  6. Balloon Artist
    September 23, 2012 |

    This is a great post! I really enjoyed watching the pictures of the childrens

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