We long time I’m Bored Jar users and I wouldn’t be without one. With the summer holidays coming now is the perfect time to put together yours and we have an amazing selection of summer activities that are perfect for your bored jars.
Make a Bored Jar
You can really use any jar or container that you have in the house. I used a kilner jar that we had in the kitchen and cut out some paper to make a label and also a tag to make it all pretty!
Print this year’s summer activity list (with over 150 activities)
Click to download this year’s Ultimate bored jar in PDF format
Previous years Activity lists
So rather than hunt down all my previous posts, I wanted to share with the previous lists, just click on the image and you will be taken to the post.
Great Summer Activities from around the Web
- I adore this post from Science Sports with 50 summer science activities
- 50 Creative activities for Babies from Fun at home with kids
- 50 Thrifty ideas for the summer holidays from Family Budgeting
- 80 Low cost or no cost summer activities from A Thrifty Mum
- 50 family fun activities for less than a fiver by me!
- Printable summer checklist by East Coast Mommy
- Summer fun activity calender by Life, Craft Eat
- 100 Ideas for your summer bucket list Creative family fun
- 50 Summer activities for kids by Itsy Bitsy Fun
- 101 summer activities for kids by 7 on a shoestring
- 32 scavenger hunts to do with kids by Hands on as we grow
- 200 Ideas for your summer bucket list Creative family fun
- 50 Simple kids outdoor activities No time for flash cards
- 50 Activities for the summer from Kids Activity Blog
- 80 ideas for your bored jar from Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family
- Printable summer bucket list by Building blocks and Acorns
- 70 summer fun family day ideas by Family days tried and tested
We printed our activities this year on vivid card 220 gsm.
WOW JEN WHAT A LIST! AND THANKS FOR INCLUDING ME
Thank you so much for this idea. I’m definitely going to make one for the girls xx
Great idea and thanks for sharing the pdf and pulling together all the other links x
I think I may be coming back to this post many times in the coming weeks!
I LOVE this! Definitely going to make one of these for mine.
OMG this is great thanks so much for sharing. *goes off to make jars* x
wow what a huge list of great ideas!
Absolutely amazing just love this idea .
Oh I really, really need to do this this year – looming summer holidays always fill me slightly with dread. Thanks for including all the activity PDFs. Such a great idea x
Such great idea thanks for sharing all these printables!
This is a really good idea and will definitely cure any boredom.
Such a useful share. Glad I stumbled across this
This is so useful! I’ve pinned it for later. Looking forward to making one. My three-year-old has just learned the phrase: “I’m bored!”
What a wonderful idea! I need to do a Bored Jar for my son! We definitely need one here 🙂
Bloody hell! how do people come up with all of those ideas? Think I need a Bored Jar. I do however have a Jar Of Jubilation, into which I put notes of the things that have made me happy – it’s great to read the contents at the end of the year.
We have a bucket list for our Summer hols but I’ll know where to come if we run out of ideas!
Some brilliant ideas! My two are too young for the ‘I’m bored’ moans but I’m sure next summer will be very different, going to pin this for then!
Thanks so much for including Science Sparks. x
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This is a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing the links too. I’ll be having a browse later
Make a giant jar, put every list in and be never bored again!
LOVE this post. A bored jar sounds like such a good idea – it’ll certainly come in handy for me as my children get older. There are some brilliant ideas here.
Some great ideas here Jen, thank you! We made one of these yesterday. It was hilarious – they totally abused it and were writing things like “go to McDonalds” or “go shopping” or “go to the cafe for hot chocolate and cake” so that they could declare they were bored just to rummage in the jar…I was like, err, no, that’s not really the point of the exercise. I will have to work bloody hard this summer to make sure they are never bored, so we don’t have to open the jar! x
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The jar looks really good. Not only a cheap way to keep the kids entertained as you can get them involved with making but a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.
Love the idea of a bored jar, some really good ideas aswell.
Excellent idea – our kids are already jar trained – since we use a jar of buttons/beads for reinforcing positive behaviour (good thing = bead in jar = 5p come end of the week!). I love raiding Pinterest for ideas, so can use that to print out my jar contents. #parentingpinitparty
I just think this is such a simple yet brilliant idea. I’ve found that sometimes just trying to ‘think up an activity’ can be hard work (I run out of ideas!!) – I like the fact that the kids would feel that they are in control at times too!
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This is such a great post. It would take me weeks and weeks and weeks to work through half of these fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve included this post in my top 5 from this week 😀
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great ideas as always 😉
Thanks for linking up with the Parenting Pin it Party this week x x
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I love these bored jars. So simple but fun at the same time.
I’ll have to try these with the kids this summer although I do believe kids should be bored once in a while
Wow, that is some list – now no-one will be bored at all
So interesting and simple! Thank you for this helpful tips!