Having the kids home with nothing to do can be a real challenge, especially if you still have work to do! These boredom buster activities for kids are a life saver!
If you’re kids are going stir crazy, and driving you a little crazy in the process, it’s time to mix things up! Sometimes it’s necessary to think outside the box, or better yet, hop on pinterest and find something fun and interesting!
These 20+ creative ideas here that are sure to bust that boredom in no time!
Boredom Buster Activities for Kids:
Upcycle an old DVD case into a fun felt board. Perfect for travel, or while hanging out at home.
Here’s an easy and fun art project for kids of any age! All you need for tape resist art: markers, paper, and masking tape.
Have kids make their own bubbles then play with them! Here are 7 different recipes for homemade bubbles:
A scavenger hunt is a great way to turn a boring old walk around the neighborhood into a fun and easy game! Print out this FREE neighborhood scavenger hunt to get your kids out of the house when they’ve got cabin fever.
Have a kid who loves playing dress up? Turn your old make-up containers into these fun Play Makeup Sets.
These rubber band balls are the perfect boredom buster for kids!
Kids can make these easy, fleece, no-sew scarf themselves with just a little help from mom or dad.
Rainbow toast is a great activity that will make breakfast so much more fun! Use easy household ingredients to make breakfast a delight!
This easy edible finger paint is a great boredom buster for kids! Make this tasty paint using 2 basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand!
Make this simple homemade play dough with a few pantry staples.
Get the kids outside and crafting for free with wild flowers and greens! Use foraged materials to make cards and seasonal prints for friends and family.
This hands-on math activity is perfect for kids who love cars! Learn number concepts with this fun hot wheels math activity!
Did you know there is more to crochet than just arts and crafts? Help your kids enjoy this surprising STEAM activity with a simple guide for teaching kids crochet.
Mad Libs are a fun activity for kids of all ages. Practice writing and language skills – and enjoy a few giggles too.
These pretty tie-dyed flowers use simple household materials and are so much fun for kids to make!
Make easy and colorful art with shaving cream!
This no-fail play dough can be scented or unscented, depending on your preference and what you already have at home.
This DIY Button Embroidery Cards tutorial is so easy, and the simple embroidery pattern is seriously perfect for a beginner emboider-er. Needles are involved, so this one requires a little adult supervision.
Making slime is so much fun for kids and adults. It’s soothing, relaxing and just fun to swish. Learn how to make this bright, colorful neon slime!
Try this easy process art idea for kids! Make colorful, geometric connect-the-dot watercolor paintings.
This easy and educational colour-mixing activity is fun, easy to set-up, and best of all, mess-free! Mom win!
Whether it’s a rainy day or if you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids, this rainbow edible necklace craft is so easy and fun to make.
These fun and creative boredom busters will quiet that chorus of “I’m bored” in no time!
So scour the house for a few supplies and let your kiddo’s get creative!