The three most dreaded words in the English language? “MOM, I’M BORED!” Seriously. Hearing this drives me absolutely insane. It’s not like I don’t take my kids to fun waterparks, museums, movies, ice cream shops, berry farms…well, if you follow my Instagram account you know that we are ALWAYS doing SOMETHING. But by the time August rolls around, I’m spent. I’m done with the pool, exhausted from vacations, and just want a moment to drink my coffee while it is still hot. You too? Then let me share my little secret with you: a summer boredom bag.
You see, the genius of the summer boredom bag is that it contains things that kids can do totally independently. Yes, that’s right, INDEPENDENTLY (depending on age, obviously. Your six month old and chalk paint aren’t a good mix).
Additionally, these items are fairly simple and straightforward, and don’t cost very much. They are blissfully screen free and will make boredom a thing of the past…as long as you rotate items in and out of the bag. So what’s in my bag?
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I know, I know…I have thought of some pretty amazing ways to keep my kiddos entertained. But since I love my readers, I am also giving away a LAND OF NOD “Get Reel” Kids Fishing Game! All you have to do is comment on this post with your favorite way to keep your kids busy this summer. Entries accepted through Sunday, August 13th at midnight CST. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email for mailing address.
You still have some time to cross off some Summer Bucket List items, by the way. Need some inspiration? Here ya go!