Now that summer is fast approaching my mind turns to fun activities we can do to fight the boredom once the summer doldrums set in. I’m trying to avoid anything to do with slime and glitter, while trying to keep the attention span of my tween girls.
I also like to add a bit of education in all of the activities we do, so you’ll notice a STEM theme running throughout most of these boredom busters.
Food Boredom Busters
We are slight obsessed with The Great British Baking Show at our house and love all the confections they make. We have a slight problem though: we can’t bake. This summer we are going to brave it and try making macarons.
This one may sound a little kid-ish but trust me, your son or daughter will want to play with this all afternoon. My girls loved the texture and squishing it between their fingers. This also goes for homemade playdough! Watching this gloopy mess come together turn into something to play with is a whole lot of fun.
Craft Boredom Busters
The girls and I love going to Goodwill or and Arc store to find some treasures. I’ve seen these kids of doilies there for less than a dollar. To make them into bowls to hold their treasures is a great idea.
Now that my girls have their ears pierced and gravitating toward all things bright and shiny, they need a place to put everything. These easy to make clay dishes are the perfect craft.
Beauty Boredom Busters
We love taking baths and sometimes fight over who gets to go first. We also love all things pretty smelling and Lush. We love this store and now can make our own bath bombs without paying a high price.