Summer Boredom Busters

Summer Boredom Busters

I love summer time! No schedule, no homework, our days are spent at the pool, our weeks are spent traveling… having my kids home is usually so nice. But we all have those days when it seems like we have exhausted all our resources to find something fun for the kids to do! Here is a list of summer boredom busters that will help you manage those times and get through summer without a hitch!

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1. Make a daily Summer Schedule that will guarantee some kind of fun activity each and ever weekday.

2. Put together a “Mom, I’m bored” Jar with simple activities (and chores!) for the kids

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3. Wacky Saks- Balloons filled with Play Dough- are fun for kids AND adults!

4. Homemade Gak will entertain for an entire afternoon! via Make It And Love It

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5. Homemade Play Dough is fun to make and fun to play with. via Made by Jill

6. Make some Glitter Slime! via A Pumpkin and a Princess

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7. Keep it simple, yet festive with a game of Tic Tac Toe. via Reasons to Skip the Housework

8. Story Stones are a great way to encourage imaginative play in the form of story telling! via While he was Napping

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9. Make a Personalized Memory Game. via Somewhere in the Middle

10. Little kids will love to make Straw Bead Jewelry! via What does she do all day

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For more of our favorite summer ideas right here on Somewhat Simple, CLICK HERE.

Have a happy summer!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in June 2010. It was updated in June 2015

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    Hey! I LOVE the schedule you made!! THAT is exactly what I need!!! Thank you so much for sharing and for all the great ideas!! I just featured you on my blog. :)

  2. Tracy says

    Thank you for the ideas. After reading a few diffrent blogs it opened my creative side of how to entertain my kids. Here is another ideas you can add. When I was young we wouod always play “pig” with all of the neighbors. I decided to play this with my son as an indoor activity and he loved it. We placed a laundry basket on the couch and used the balls you buy for little kids that are rubbery and filled with air. You take turns trying to make a basket and if you make a basket the other person has to make the basket in the same spot the same way you threw the ball if they make it then its the next persons turn if they miss the shot then they get a letter. The first one to spell pig loses the game. If you miss a shot and its not one that you have to copy it is simply the other persons turn and you do not get a letter. My son is learning sight words so we spelled sight words instead. My daughter is only 2 and she had her own ball and thought it was fun to just try and make baskets she tried some of the silly baskets we did to. And when the weather is nice again we can play it outside with the basketball hoop too.

  3. Amy K. says

    I printed out your schedule above last summer & my kids & I had such a blast with it!! It was great for all of us to have some idea of what was coming up. We made a list of ideas for each day at the beginning of the summer so we could refer to it for inspiration. Some weeks we did all 5 days, some weeks we did none, and mostly it was somewhere in between. To keep my older son writing over the summer, I started a blog for him & he posted about each of our activities. We ‘followed the schedule’ over spring break too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Melissa says

    Thank you so much for this post and for your fancy schedule idea! I am at a loss for what to do with my kids all summer and I stumbled across your schedule on pinterest. Can’t wait to use it!