The Ultimate No Spend or Low Spend Bored Jar list

In addition to our fabulous summer bucket list and activity list, we have a Bored Jar that I made last summer and that Cass has updated using lolly sticks.  So here is our ultimate bored jar list, over 110 ideas to keep the children occupied and busy this summer.

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Bored jar list

  1. Let’s play – Read a book
  2. Go on your DS for 30 minutes
  3. Research the Romans on the computer
  4. Let’s cook – Biscuits
  5. Let’s cook – make pizza
  6. Tidy your room
  7. Pick a flower and paint a picture of it
  8. Go swimming
  9. Call on a friend
  10. Do the washing up
  11. Make music
  12. Go to the library
  13. Make rocky road or fridge cake
  14. Hopscotch
  15. Make an obstacle course
  16. Groom the dog
  17. Colour in a book
  18. Clean your bedroom
  19. Learn how to skip
  20. Help pair socks
  21. Draw round your brother
  22. Write 5 things you love about each member of your family
  23. Play with Lego
  24. Do a jigsaw
  25. Paint rocks
  26. Scoot round the block
  27. Make fingerprint animals
  28. Feed the ducks
  29. Put up the play tent
  30. Play with the toy cars
  31. No electronics for the rest of the Day
  32. Make cards
  33. Have a bath
  34. Write a story starting with “David had to find out where Rocky had gone…………………”
  35. Draw a map of our house
  36. Find out how many bones are in the human body
  37. Have a shower
  38. Draw a robot and label all his parts
  39. Pretend you are a knight
  40. Sort the laundry
  41. Make paper aeroplanes
  42. Have a tea party with your friends
  43. Empty the dishwasher
  44. Jump up and down 20 times
  45. Let’s cook – cupcakes
  46. Let’s cook – you choose
  47. Put on a DVD
  48. Go out on your Bike
  49. Get the paint out
  50. Go to a park
  51. Water the plants
  52. Make homemade bubbles
  53. Have an ice-cream
  54. Make hot chocolate
  55. Vacuum the stairs
  56. Craft with Mum
  57. Set the table
  58. 1 chore of Mums choice
  59. Draw a comic
  60. Play with Playmobil
  61. 30 minutes on the Wii
  62. Make Jelly 
  63. Feed the ducks
  64. Make a bird feeder
  65. Build a den
  66. Science time
  67. Draw a picture of our house from the outside
  68. Time for a Science Experiment
  69. Make a rain water collector
  70. Climb a tree
  71. Make wooden spoon people
  72. Spend 30 minutes on Moshi Monsters
  73. Let’s cook – muffins
  74. Make’/fly a kite
  75. Let’s cook – Make popcorn
  76. Go out on your Scooter
  77. Board game
  78. Roll down a hill
  79. Go to the beach
  80. Sort out your shoes
  81. Borrow the camera
  82. Find five toys to give away
  83. Go for a walk
  84. Sweep the ground floor
  85. Do some stitching
  86. 30 mins with Mum
  87. Wash the car
  88. Football match upstairs
  89. 30 Minutes on the Xbox
  90. Go to a Museum
  91. Make a volcano
  92. Plan dinner, write a menu, help cook and serve
  93. Have a race
  94. Wash the pots
  95. Plan a bean in a jar
  96. Make finger puppets
  97. Find shapes, animals and objects in clouds
  98. Write a poem
  99. Watch Phineas and Ferb
  100. Pretend you are a cowboy
  101. Make a family tree
  102. Empty the dishwasher
  103. Make a treasure map
  104. Make a paper plate monster mask
  105. Pretend you are a pirate
  106. Learn how to use the washing machine
  107. Go to soft play
  108. Steam mop the bathrooms
  109. Steam mop the kitchen
  110. Make a paper boat
  111. Take dog for a walk
  112. Write to your penpal
  113. Make a card
  114. Prepare dinner
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6 Responses

Karen Bell | 07.17.13

Wow, what a great list. I am definitely going to have to use some of these :)

Kim Carberry | 07.17.13

Great list!! What a great idea the Bored Jar is! May have to give it a try :)

Venus | 07.17.13

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HelpfulMum | 07.17.13

I love this idea! I think we will definitely try it at home.

Purplemum | 07.17.13

This list is fab, you have done all the hard work and now I can print it off and summer is sorted, thanks.

No excuse to be bored at all ;-)

We use our lolly stick one all the time now – I’m going to add some of these to it too x x

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