Keep summer boredom at bay with the “Mom I’m Bored” Jar!
By about the second week of summer, moms all over the world have one thing in common-
we are all sick and tired of the phrase, “Mom, I’m bored!”
My friend told me that every time her son said he was bored, she would give him a baby wipe and pick a room of the house and have him dust all the baseboards in that room! It didn’t take him too long to find something else to do and stop telling his mom he was bored! I decided I needed to come up with something of my own to keep my kids busy, and that is when I created this “Mom I’m Bored” Jar:
They might get “Make cookies with Mom”, or they might get “Pull weeds.”
They could get “Play in the sprinklers”, or they could get “Do a chore of Mom’s choice!”
I made the boredom busters into a printable so you all can download the activities I used and make your own jar!
The “Mom I’m Bored” Jar
- 1 jar
- printable label and activities (download below)
- Download and print the printable and then cut them out.
- Tape the label to the front of the jar and place the activities inside the jar.
Here are the activities I used.
Click the link below to purchase the printable and save it to your computer.
And that’s it!
The perfect Summer Boredom Buster!
(This idea originally published on Somewhat Simple in June of 2010.)