Yesterday, I spent about an hour making up a super simple Summer Boredom Jar for all the times Hazel whines, "I'm bored! What can we do now?" over the next three.long.months.of.no.school.....
Seriously, all I did was take an old jam jar (or maybe it was an olive jar, who knows?!) and tape a little sign on it, then using different colored pens and craft sticks, I wrote assorted things to do that were cheap and easy, and most importantly, things I was willing to do if the stick got pulled!
Here is a list of the things I wrote, if you are inclined to do something similar!
sew with yarn (we've been practicing needle and yarn sewing because H really wants to use a machine soon)
play with bubbles
doodle pray in color
pack up and go to the zoo (we have a membership)
make jewelry with mom
nature scavenger hunt around the neighborhood
go to the beach
go on a hike
play with sidewalk chalk
make a giant board game with masking tape outside
go get french fries at red robin and eat them on the patio
weed with mom
make watermelon juice
pack up and go to the childrens museum (we have a membership)
make a blanket fort
colors scavenger hunt
make a car race track in the dirt and have a rally
bake mud pies in the play kitchen
set up a tent in the yard
make dot garland and decorate
paint with the easel outside
have a snack and reading picnic
There you go! I'll let you know how it works out!!