July Is Anti-Boredom Month: 5 Activities to Combat Boredom
by Kathryn Anderson
It is now July: the kids have been out of school for a few weeks already, and the excitement of summer vacation is decreasing with every waking moment. Perhaps the kids spend their days sleeping until noon and watching television. Or maybe they’re slightly more productive, and play outside all day with their friends. Regardless of your child’s summer routine, your top priority is to avoid the painstaking sentence: “I’m booored.” Here are some ways to keep your kids busy during Anti-Boredom Month:
- Backyard Camping
Embrace your family’s adventurous side by setting up a tent in your backyard. Invite friends, roast marshmallows, and tell scary stories for a fun outdoor activity.
Spark creativity by setting up some crafts. You can create a unique and inexpensive masterpiece by using pre-owned materials such as recycled paper, magazines, or boxes. Pinterest has plenty of ideas on how to turn typical household items into crafts.
Take a field trip to the book store and choose out some books for you and the kids. You can even borrow books from the library to avoid future home-clutter. Reading is a productive activity that will keep your kids’ minds sharp and keep them busy for an extended amount of time.
Cleaning may not be the most fun activity, but it is certainly not boring. Have your kids clean their rooms, organize their closets, and purge old school supplies. Gather old clothes, toys, and supplies to set up a Garage Sale! The Garage Sale itself can be a fun activity; moreover, you can use your earnings to go to the movies or to a nice family dinner.
- Family Night
Bring out your old board games such as Monopoly, Life, and Scrabble and have a family game night. You could also have your kids perform by playing an instrument or acting out an original script.