[Guest Post]: Boredom Busters Ahoy!

[Guest Post]: Boredom Busters Ahoy!

We all have moments where our kids are bored and we've run out of ideas to amuse them!  We asked Teresa from Sherbet Creations to help us out with some easy boredom busters for kids - here are her ideas to get you started.

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It’s that time of the day. You know the one. It’s play-time and your child spends the entire time pulling out every toy possible, but shows absolutely no interest in playing with them. I used to think to myself – what is my son even doing and is he even learning?

Before I had kids and I was an ‘expert’, I used to tell anyone who would listen that all the activities that I plan for my kids will be educational, and they will always be learning etc. Ha ha, little did I know that the learning was on me.

Now I have a 2-year-old son and the amount of times he has demanded to watch Thomas the tank engine for the 8th time in one day and I have given in; well I can’t even count how many times.

But there is hope for us all. It is possible to find activities that are different, will inspire both you and your child and has the added educational bonus that we all love.

Here are some activity ideas to help get you started….

 

Child with Camera

 

  • Have your child/ren be cameramen for the day!

Creating memories is one thing but having them filmed and saved forever is another. Ask your kids if they want a turn BEHIND the camera and to take some video shots throughout the day. Some examples are whilst eating breakfast, taking the family pet for a walk or helping mummy or daddy cook dinner.

 

All these snippets throughout the day will create memories but will be especially interesting as it will be from the kid’s perspective.

 

The educational benefits to this activity include emotional belonging, dramatic skills, social and language development, creative and cognitive development.

 

Child Magic Show

 

  • Create a magic show

This idea is inspired by the hilarious mum Elle from Whatsupmoms on YouTube.
Watch this video for some great ideas for some easy magic tricks to be performed by the little magicians in the house.

 

The educational benefits to this activity include cognitive skills, social wellbeing, language and emotional skills.

 

Child chalk drawing

 

  • Create a chalk obstacle course

Some chalk and a driveway (or concrete) are the only two things you will basically need for this obstacle course. Make a start point and work your way around the area by drawing different activities in squares or circles. Include many different tasks such as dancing, jumping, hopping, turning around, jumping on one foot, clapping, going backwards etc.

 

The educational benefits to this activity include coordination skills, gross motor skills and social skills.

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There you have some easy, fun ideas for activities with your kids - do you have anything else you could add?  Tell us in the comments below!

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Sherbet Creations love inspiring and nurturing family bonding times. We are releasing our new gifting range very soon to encourage learning through play for children whilst helping those in need. Every gift package that we sell, we donate a portion to The Bear Cottage, one of Australia’s only children’s hospices. So, while you are either getting busy with your kids after purchasing a product from our gifting range or if you have purchased a gift for some family or friends, you can feel even better knowing that you’re helping another parent’s sick child while they’re in hospital.

We’d love for you to check us out on our website, Facebook or Instagram.

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For another easy activity to do with your kids, see our range of natural, organic baking mixes!

Adventure Snacks Healthy Baking Mixes




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