LD: "I'm Bored Jar"

The other day I was checking out Lettering Delights facebook page,
and I came across this:



School's almost out, and are you already worried about what your kid's are going to do this summer? Do you fear being nagged to death by the three little words, "I'm bored, Mom!" Making a go-to jar filled with activities to keep your kids busy it a great way to get yourself and your kids through the summer. Now the great thing about this, is the activities can be anything from doing chores, or something fun like building a fort using blankets and the couch. As soon as you hear those magic words, send your kids to the jar to pull out their next activity!


Directions:
Simply use any extra jar lying around the house. Decorate it and make it fun and enticing for the kids. We used the No Place Like Home SVG's, because what kid doesn't like snails? ;) Then we tied some fun coordinating ribbon under the lid. Print your activities onto a piece of paper and cut apart into strips. Fold and place them into your jar. 

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What a great idea!
 I just had to make myself one too....

So I grabbed a jar,
paper,
glue,
and tape.
And got crafting!

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Here's my jar before.
It's one that I acquired while over in Pennsylvania visiting 'Chocolate World".
{One of the coolest places ever!}


I used my Silhouette to cut out the cute trim pieces and the words.
{i'm sorry i don't remember the font! i will definitely keep track from now on!}
Doesn't it look good?
I like it because it matches my living room,
and it's going to sit right on my entry way table!

Here are just a few of the "boredom ideas" that went inside.



Lettering Delights also listed a WHOLE bunch of ideas to help out:

Activity Ideas:
Pull Weeds
Dust furniture
Dust base boards
Make Cookies with Mom
Play Hide and Seek
Play a board Game
Ride your bike or scooter
Help Mom with Dinner
Play dress up
Build a Fort
Play a video game
Do 1 chore of Mom's choice
Go for a walk
Dance
Go to the park
Clean your room
Vacuum
Read some books
Make a lemonade stand
Do an art project or craft with Mom
Run through the sprinklers
Make a sock puppet
Go swimming
Invite a friend over
Have a picnic
Play with Bubbles
Play with sidewalk chalk
Water the garden
Clean the bathroom
Take out the Garbage
Help with the dishes
Watch a movie with treats or popcorn
Do a puzzle
Make an obstacle coarse
Create a junk model

And here's what I added:

Take Tank for a walk
Vacuum
Draw
Organize the downstairs closet
Paint nails
Sweep carport
Go exercise
Go for a run
Call a family member
Sew something
Go shooting
Go on a hike
Go to the temple
Bake a treat
Write a short story
Read a book
Start a new craft project
Take a scenic drive
Go camping
Have a bonfire
Play a card game


Even though the Mr. and I don't have any kiddos of our own,
this jar will definitely be fun for us!

1 comment

  1. I just love the idea of having a bored jar without any kiddos in the picture!

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