The key to not hearing the dreaded ‘b’ word is engaging their minds and bodies in something new. Open their eyes and imaginations to different hobbies, events, experiences and ideas. Sounds like a lot of planning, expense and time, you think? Think again. There are dozens of ways to give your children experiences they wouldn't otherwise have for very little expense and minimal planning.
Elementary aged children
Children younger than 6 or 7 very rarely get bored. They’re too busy exploring the world around them, getting into this and that and discovering how everything works. But once they get into school, they quickly acquire a ‘taste’ for the familiarity of the daily routine of school. So when that routine is disrupted for more than a few days, they don’t always quite know what to do with themselves. That’s where I come in.
With 4 children of my own, I know the chaos that can take over your home if the boredom bug hits. So I’ll share with you just a few things I found helpful over the years to keep boredom at bay: