Sunday, 25 March 2012

20 Boredom Busters for Rainy Days, Sick Days and Duvet Days

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So last week while I was loaded up on antibiotics and on bed rest orders, there were a couple of days when I was just too ill to play much. Without any energy to put together something superfun we had to get creative in our playtimes. Here's 20 Boredom Busters for all those times you need some fun without too much input...

Boredom Busters for Toddlers

1. Crayon bowling
4. Make stickers by drawing on self-adhesive labels

Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

6. Collaborative colouring - you start a picture, then hand them the pen to complete

Boredom Busters for Preschoolers

7. Build a Marble Run
8. Make Junk Models
9. Draw a Tabletop Road

Rainy Day Activities for Preschool

10. Play Magnet Fishing
11. Build a tower of books

Pretend Cooking for Preschool

14. Shadow fight
15. Fill a room with Balloons

Preschool Rainy Day Activities

16. Giftwrap an old box
17. Make TP Roll Models
18. Make a sensory bag
19. Turn out the lights and play in the dark
20. Check out our Boredom Busters Pinboard for more inspiration


  1. I always need ideas for boredom busters! Thanks!

  2. Another great round up! Man, you are on fire. You should get sick more often ;)

    1. Ha, thanks Crystal. I was worried they look like lazy blogging, but actually writing a round-up takes longer than a regular post!

  3. we always need this when it gets reeeealy hot in the summer!

  4. Just dropping by to thank you for sharing this with Tuesday Tots!

  5. Shadow fights - brilliant! (BTW your pics for draw a tabletop road post don't seem to be showing). Thanks for sharing this great list with the Weekly Kids Co-op.

  6. Some great ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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