105 Summer Boredom Busters

105 Creative Summer Boredom Busters for Kids Beat the Break Blues!


Banish Boredom with 105 Summer Boredom Busters

As summer progresses, parents tackle the challenge of keeping kids entertained amid cries of “Mom! I'm bored!” Explore 105 summer boredom busters for lasting memories. From outdoor adventures to indoor fun, engage kids all season for endless summer enjoyment!

Summer Fun Activities for Kids Summer Activities for Bored Kids

Summer Boredom Busters

  1. Play kick the can
  2. Write and story, draw pictures to go with it, Use construction paper to make a book with your story and drawings.
  3. Make cookies
  4. Take a bath in the middle of the day.
  5. Paint your nails
  6. Play with a cardboard box
  7. Go for a walk/hike
  8. Make play-doh
  9. Play with a box (make a boat, car, beauty shop or Dr's office)
  10. Send a letter by “snail mail”
  11. Have a make-over.
  12. Take a nighttime walk in your pajamas.
  13. Make paper bag puppets.
  14. Play ball
  15. Get dirty and make some mud pies.
  16. Start a journal.
  17. Finger paint with shaving cream.
  18. Go bird watching
  19. Have a lemonade stand.
  20. Make paper airplanes.
  21. Have a spa night.
  22. Wash the Car.
  23. Make a fort inside.
  24. Sort rocks
  25. Roll in the grass.
  26. Make a fort outside.
  27. Make homemade pizza.
  28. Take pictures and make a scrapbook
  29. Catch bugs.
  30. Organize little toys in an egg carton.
  31. Play a board game
  32. Play Simon Says.
  33. Play school.
  34. Visit a local landmark.
  35. Blow bubbles.
  36. Make a leaf rubbing picture.
  37. ?Bake cookies.
  38. Color in a coloring book.
  39. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  40. Make a paper plate craft.
  41. Drum on pans and bowls.
  42. Stamp with potatoes.
  43. Make a pet rock
  44. Play I spy with my little eye…..something blue, green, squishy, or huge.
  45. Make a clubhouse under a tree.
  46. Catch fireflies.
  47. Help with daily chores.
  48. Make a picture with noodles and dried beans.
  49. Make people out of pine cones.
  50. Paint with colored spaghetti noodles
  51. Make a play.
  52. Water balloon fight.
  53. Have an outdoor movie night.
  54. Play dress-up with mom/dad's clothes and jewelry.
  55. Go on a treasure hunt.
  56. Write your name as an art.
  57. Re-arrange your room.
  58. Make sock puppets.
  59. Rake leaves and jump in them.
  60. Paint with Q-tips.
  61. Play Frisbee.
  62. Find shapes in the clouds.
  63. Play in the puddles after a rain.
  64. Make pirate hats.
  65. Climb a tree.
  66. Play checkers.
  67. See how high you can make a block tower.
  68. Make homemade cards and send them out just to say Hi.
  69. Pretend to be a prince or princess.
  70. Count cars as they drive by.
  71. Make a bracelet.
  72. Make a necklace out of noodles, cereal and string.
  73. Watch t.v. standing on your head.
  74. Make up a new dance.
  75. Make a bird house.
  76. Act out your favorite book or story.
  77. Make a bird feeder with a pine cone, peanut butter and bird seed.
  78. Wash the dog.
  79. Play flashlight tag.
  80. Have a magic show.
  81. Practice cutting magazines with scissors.
  82. Make a craft with a toilet paper tube.
  83. Create an ocean in a bottle.
  84. Have a puppet show.
  85. Paint a wooden fence or wall with ?water and a paint brush
  86. Go to the park
  87. Make a craft with pop-cycle sticks.
  88. Feed ducks at the park.
  89. Create a new song.
  90. Go fishing.
  91. Dig for treasure in rice or sand.
  92. Jump rope.
  93. Play with sidewalk chalk.
  94. Play hopscotch.
  95. Help with the garden.
  96. Make a craft with a paper towel tube.
  97. Make a snack and eat it.
  98. Build a sand castle village.
  99. Paint with cotton balls.
  100. Make an obstacle course.
  101. Make a fairy garden.
  102. Have a play date.
  103. Play with dominoes.
  104. Take the dog for a walk.
  105. Write a poem.

Crafting a boredom buster jar or utilizing popsicle sticks with written activity ideas can rescue summer days. Kids can select a surprise activity, injecting excitement into their routine. Engaging them in creating and decorating the sticks is an entertaining activity, ensuring hours of engagement. Discover these and more summer boredom busters to maintain the fun all season!


105 Summer Boredom Busters

Do you have any great boredom busters that are a favorite go to for your family?

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4 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Betsy Barnes

    There are a lot of fun things on this list, wish I would have had it when my son was little. I would have challenged him to see if he could do them all, he’d never be bored, lol 🙂

  2. So many awesome ideas!!! I keep saying I want to plant a fairy garden. They are just too cute!!

  3. Awesome list of ideas! I need to print them out and get the boys started on a few.

  4. There are so many things on this list that were mainstays when I was a kid. With technology playing such a big part in their lives I find that kids don’t do classic activities like jumping rope and playing with a frisbee. This is a great list:)

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