icon-find icon-search icon-print icon-share icon-close icon-play chevron-down icon-chevron-right icon-chevron-left chevron-small-left chevron-small-right icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-mail icon-youtube icon-pinterest icon-google_plus icon-instagram icon-linkedin icon-arrow-right icon-arrow-left icon-download cross minus plus icon-map icon-list

Summer Boredom Busters

“I’m bored!”

“There’s nothing to do.”

Those are common phrases parents hear from their children during the summer months.

We gathered a few boredom buster ideas from our New Horizon Academy teachers and thought you would enjoy this clever way of helping your child avoid summer boredom. It also serves as a creative and fun way to have family fun during the summer months.


Boredom Buster Jars

Supplies Needed:

  • Craft sticks
  • Permanent marker
  • Washi tape, markers, or paint
  • Jar or container to hold your “Boredom Buster” ideas


  1. Brainstorm activity ideas or use our list of ideas below. Create a balance of activities children can do independently with little materials and supervision and some that you do together.
  2. Write each activity on a craft stick with a permanent marker.
  3. If so desired, color-code activities with washi tape, markers, or paint (That way you can direct your child to an activity that you are able to implement!)

How to Implement:

  1. When your child is bored, or you are looking for a fun activity to engage in as a family, have your child select a craft stick from the Boredom Buster Jar.
  2. Read the activity on the craft stick and begin the activity.



Boredom Buster Ideas

Kids Cuisine: Cooking Activities

Kids Crafts

Kids Fitness: Outdoor Activities

Kids Fitness: Indoor Activities

  • Play Spin a Move Game.
  • Get moving with our Roll and Move Game.
  • Do animal yoga.
  • Have a dance party.
  • Play with bubbles.
  • Act out a story.
  • Host a family talent show.
  • Play indoor hopscotch.
  • Play Island Hopping. Throw pillows and cushions on the floor. Hop from one to another.

Kids STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics Activities

1 Comment

Join the conversation * Required

Find School
Contact Us