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The Ultimate List of Things for Tweens & Teens to Do When They’re Bored – 200+ Ideas & Printable

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on things for kids to do when they’re bored. It included a mammoth printable with over 200 ideas and suggestions for younger kids – maybe ages 4-10? – to do when they are bored. On it were lots of things including play hopscotch and experiment with seeds and make crayons in the sun. A few readers emailed me after that post to ask for a similar one for older kids – 10 and up – because, as a group, they are not usually interested in playing with Barbies or doing simple … Read more

The Ultimate List of Things for Kids to Do When They’re Bored – 200+ Ideas & Printable

Simple and easy things for kids, teens, and adults to do when they're bored. Options for girls and boys, mostly at home but some traveling away from home. Would be good alone, with friends, or with a boyfriend or girlfriend or husband. Perfect for a summer night by yourself or a winter afternoon as a couple or anytime of the year! Some can be done on a rainy day and some with no money. Way more than 100 creative, fun, and cool ideas here.

My dear children are with me just about 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Because we are homeschoolers, they don’t go off to school, and because I work full-time from home, I don’t leave for an office. We live and work and learn in the same space and, while I do shut myself in my home office from time to time (especially for important conference calls), I generally know what they’re doing throughout the day. So, when they get bored I often know about it. I personally think being bored is really good for kids. It … Read more

The Ultimate List of Staycation Ideas for Winter Family Fun

Ultimate staycation guide to winter family fun - Great for kids, teends, families, adults, and couples - Both indoor, at home, and outdoor activities. Good ideas for things to do on a date. Best cheap ideas for free and pay.

When gas prices were really high, I used to hear the word staycation all the time. Now that they’re lower, I haven’t been hearing it as much, but the idea is still the same – to schedule a vacation in your hometown instead of going somewhere else. Before our 2017 Disney cruise was over, we had already put down a deposit on our next Disney cruise, this one in May 2019. It doesn’t give us much time to save up the money though as our final payment is due in just twelve months, and we’ve had to tighten our budget quite a … Read more

The Science of Slime – It’s Way More Than Polymers

Borax slime is fun for kids, and these activities will have your kids learning while they play. This post lists out 10+ different science topics - everything from polymers to non-Newtonian fluids - that will teach kids lots of great science concepts through play! Includes a recipe.

Grace, my 10-year-old, is obsessed with slime. So much so that she received a gallon of Elmer’s glue (it’s very economical) and a large box of Borax for her birthday on June 2, and she is about 3/4 of the way through the glue already. She makes slime every single day. We are year-round homeschoolers, and I was planning for July and August last weekend. Grace saw me going over lessons and coming up with activities, and she asked if we could study slime. Why have I never thought of that before? Grace is a very reluctant learner. She hates … Read more

Be Prepared for A Big Day – Start With Milk

When you’re living fully, you have a lot of big days. Losing a tooth makes it a big day. A day full of sledding, snowman building, and snowball fighting is a big day. Disney on Ice makes it a big day. An Easter egg hunt makes it a big day. Going to Chuck E. Cheese’s makes it a big day. Every day has the potential to be a big day, so my girls start each one with milk. Or milp, as Allie says. Grace likes to drink her milk in a cup – usually 2 big cupfuls alongside a waffle or granola bar. Allie … Read more

6 Free Activities to Do with Your Family

free summer fun

Summer is almost 1/3 over. Where has the time gone? I feel like it’s the first week of June, definitely not the last. On the other hand, we have crossed off almost half of our Summer To Do List already. It’s been a busy and fun month. I was talking to someone recently about all the fun stuff we do, and I realized that she had no idea of all of the free options there are for families in the summertime. Here are a few things we take advantage of: Free movies at the theater – All of the major movie theaters … Read more