Well, children expressing boredom is a normal part of life. They feel uninspired and sense having “nothing to do” even when being surrounded by seemingly endless entertaining opportunities.
Don’t feel discouraged if you hear your child communicate they are bored. Listen to their feelings. The opportunity can become a moment of inspiration to be creative, explore new interests, and ignite innovative ways to relieve the boredom.
Creative Ways to Relieve Childhood Boredom:
- Go on an alphabet scavenger hunt
- Draw or paint
- Write a short story
- Design a structure with recycled materials
- Play a board game
- Act out a skit
- Play hide and seek
- Read or listen to a book
- Help bake a desert
- Build a fort
- Learn a dance routine
- Make an obstacle course
- Play freeze dance
- Paint kindness rocks
- Do a puzzle
- Put together a still life with home objects and draw it
- Sing karaoke
- Play a card game
- Film a music video
*Helpful Tip—Print out a list of fun at-home activities to hang on your fridge to spark inspiration during periods of boredom.
Resource: Stay-At-Home Care Package by Big Life Journal