Boredom Buster Jar


  • Acrylic Paint Pens
  • Large Popsicle sticks
  • Jar to keep your boredom sticks in
  • Permanent pen to write your boredom buster (I used a thin-line permanent marker)


Paint one end of your stick. Do this part of the activity with your kiddos so they can have fun creating too! They can make stripes, themed sticks, plain colors and so much more!

My favorites are the popsicle, the watermelon and the mermaid!

On the other end of your stick write down your boredom busters!

Have your kids help you come up with a list of “fun” activities. Then add a few of your own like organizing your room, doing a chore or walking the dog.

Boredom Buster Ideas

  • Build a fort
  • Play hide and seek outside
  • Play sardines
  • Practice an instrument
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Play a board game
  • Write your grandparents (or a friend) a letter
  • Make a card for your teacher
  • Prepare yourself a snack
  • Organize your room
  • Do a chore of Mommy’s choice
  • Wash the car
  • Paint your nails/Paint a picture
  • Get some exercise/Play Just Dance
  • Do a scavenger hunt outside for seasonal items (Fall leaves, pinecones, etc, etc)
  • Give Mommy a neck rub (because OF COURSE!)

Place them in a jar where your kids and when your kids start whining……”MOOOOOMMM, I’m Bored!” You can send them to the jar to pick a stick. Just tell them ahead of time that the stick they pick is the activity that they WILL be doing!

This is a great solution for quaratine days or for cold winter days as well! Keep your kiddos busy with solutions they themselves suggested.

Have fun creating!

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