30 Activities for the School Holidays & the Boredom Jar

At the start of the school holidays we decided to create a boredom Jar. The whole idea of the jar was to write down ideas of activities my daughter could do in the home (or outside in the garden) during the holidays if and when she began to feel bored.

So we gathered together, a jar, some coloured paper, felt tips and scissors. Then we got to work writing the ideas onto paper.

Sylvia wanted to make a little “HOW TO” movie, which we did on my Iphone and then uploaded to our you tube page.

So it was not easy thinking of all the ideas. In fact, I have to admit, Sylvia ran out of patience and after writing just a few, but we persevered and I helped her. We enjoyed the task and in the end came up with some fab suggestions.

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It really is an easy idea and we have all ready used the Jar about twice a day since making it.

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You don’t even have to use coloured paper or felts and if your child is too young you could create the jar for them. Maybe even draw pictures of the activities instead of a list, if your child is too small to read. For a seven year old it was great writing practice.

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A basic and simple activity which has started to make the holidays more fun all ready. Below is an infographic I created of 30 Activities to do in the Holidays. I hope you like it and your welcome to pin it to Pinterest.

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Angela x

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How To Make A Holiday Boredom Jar

10 Comments

  1. Great idea. I have a visual timetable and activity cards. It helps Mario to have some structure in the Holidays or his autistic brain gets a bit full. I like this idea as it would help to vary his play. Thanks for sharing!
    #positivelyposted

    1. Thanks Catie! I get the autism thing. We have plenty of autistic family members and keeping them busy is work at times but enjoyable and brings much happiness. Thanks for linking up! I wanted to link to #FlashbackFriday but have been too unwell today to do much online. Angela x

    1. Yes! We had a lot lot more but it would have taken a long time to add all our ideas to the infographic. Sharing these activities is a great idea as it helps save brain drain and having to come up with ideas on our own! Angela x

  2. Such a good idea! Love the letter writing one – we are far from family so I like getting the kids to draw / write to grandparents #snotallaboutyou

    1. Your most welcome MacKenzie. Sometimes I have no ideas and suddenly I get a creative idea and boom! It;s so strange. I’m glad you enjoyed this post! Angela xx

  3. This is a really good idea!! Knowing my child though she would do the whole jar in a day. All I get all day is, what shall i do now, what shall i do next aaaggggghhhh just play!!!

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