School holidays start next week for most Victorian schools. I have found that if we are going to be spending time at home, it is handy to have some “I’m bored list of things to do” up somewhere prominent for the younger kids. One child in particular finds it harder to find things to do, but will happily look at a list and once he gets started on something can occupy himself for great lengths of time.
We have recently given our “I’m bored “list of things to do” a refresh and you can download a copy for your kids by clicking on the lists below.
The lists are very generic and while swayed a little more to the boy side of things, all of the activities could be done by either girls or boys. The aim with the lists is not necessarily to prescribe a certain activity but to give the kids ideas to work from and get them to use their own creativity to prevent their boredom.
For our kids, I try to give them plenty of time that is not scheduled during the school holidays so they do actually have time to be a little bored. I don’t won’t them to be dependant upon having organised activities all day long to entertain them.