Kids. Their energy is none short of admirable until it they run out of things to do with it! But it’s inevitable. After completing all of the homework and all of the chores, more often than not kids will still be teeming with energy. This article will help you turn this common issue into an everyday asset, and answer this burning question: what are some things kids can do when they get bored? Read on if you could use these tips.
1. Create something
While you may think that children like destroying things more than creating them, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether it is scrapbooking, a kite, or a simple drawing, creation is a great way to keep those busy little minds(and hands)occupied.
2. Take up a new instrument
If you can stomach the noise for a few hours, having a kid take up a new instrument could be a great way to ensure minimum boredom for the young person in your life. Learning how to play an instrument is fun, ever-changing, and provides youth with a challenge. It doesn’t hurt that involvement in music has been proven to contribute positively to a child’s cognitive development.
3. Explore Photography
Today almost everyone has a cell phone with a camera. So naturally, there is much more opportunity to cultivate photography skills. This is no different for kids! Find out the child’s favorite interests are and encourage him or her to start an Instagram or twitter account devoted to it. This way, the child will be encouraged to take more innovative pictures each and every day.
4. Meet the great outdoors
Fresh air, anyone? In our technology centered world, it can be very easy to lose sight of the beautiful environment awaiting right outside of the door. Encourage kids to go for walks or scavenger hunts outside when they run out of things to do.
5. Extra culinary activities
Kids absolutely love to eat; why not include them on the process? Invite a kid to come up with exciting snack ideas to eat on the weekend or after school, and compile a recipe book over time that you can always resort to when regular old means get dull. Encourage innovative snack names too like Saturday Sorbet!
6. Take a dance class
Movement makes the world go ’round, and dance classes make the heart sing with joy. If there is one thing we know for sure that kids like to do, it’s move. Encourage a kid to try out organized movement for a change.
7. Write a poem and perform it
Kids love performing, but even more so if they know they have something awesome to share. Invite kids to create a unique poem about their day, an experience, or anything else of importance. The kicker is, you will then invite the kid to perform the poem in front of you or other family members.
Who’s bored now?