7 Boredom Busters To Keep Your Kids Busy During the Holidays

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While many children continue to enjoy their new toys, others are already uttering the dreaded “I’m bored.”If you’re hearing moaning at your house then these fun activities might keep your little ones busy and entertained between now and back-to-school.

7 Boredom Busters To Keep Your Kids Busy During the Holidays

  1. Make a wrapping paper collage.  Invite your kids to create a work of art using your discarded wrapping paper, bows and ribbons.
  2. Hold a scavenger hunt.  Take your tots outside and ask them to find a Santa Claus, some inflatable reindeer, a poinsettia, coloured lights, a pine cone, a bird and some animal tracks in the neighbourhood.
  3. Take a walk on the wild side at Jericho Beach Park. Beavers, geese, rabbits and ducks will keep your kids entertained as you stroll around the pond and on the beach.  Watching the ducks land on ice is a lot of fun.
  4. Invite your kids to cook supper.  Your little chefs can plan the menu, buy the ingredients locally and cook the meal.  If it tastes awful, you can always pick up some delicious take-out when the kids have gone to bed from one of Kitsilano’s great restaurants.
  5. Donate old toys. Ask your brood to sort through their toy-boxes and donate unused ones to a local consignment store.
  6. Run an indoor obstacle course. Let your kids burn off energy with an obstacle course made with cushions, chairs, laundry baskets, skipping ropes, blankets and anything else you can find in your home.
  7. Perform a play.  Your young thespians (and their friends, if you need a larger cast) can spend the day rehearsing, making posters and writing programs for an evening performance of their favourite story.

Do you have any other boredom busting ideas? Share your ideas in the comments box below.

 

Last modified: January 6, 2014

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