Look, I know I’m not a thought leader in the kid’s activities world. I’ll admit I felt a little weird at first about writing anything about creative activities for kids because I’m the worst at coming up with ideas. I overthink and put things off and end up feeling super guilty about not being Martha Stewart.
See, I didn’t have a super crafty mom. When I was a bored kid, I had two options: Go Play or Watch TV. Maybe it was the 80’s or maybe it was because my mom worked and her idea of a kids craft was a grilled cheese.
What I’m trying to say is that no arts and crafts genes were passed my way. I see my friend’s Instagram pics of what they’re doing with their kids and after I wipe all of the crumbs off my shirt and rewash that load of laundry I keep forgetting, I think-Why Can’t I Do That?
Maybe you find yourself in a similar situation?
Sometimes it seems like other moms have it all together and you can barely get through the day.
Look, here’s the truth.
Nobody has it all together and if they say they do they are lying.
So there’s that.
And about the crafty gene.
It turns out; EVERYONE HAS IT. Time Magazine told me so! No, really, we are all crafty in our own ways. If you’ve ever gotten dinner together in a pinch that was crazy!:)
But if you need inspiration-&-we all do-I’ve collected these activities for you!
Obviously, you can use it any time you darn well please, but it may come in especially handy for the two-word days when the not so crafty-time-crunched moms like us-freak out. You know, snow days, rainy days, Satur-days, Sun-days, spring break, summer break…
There’s. So. Much. Free. Time.
Here’s the line-up. These boredom busters are organized by activity:
Arts & Crafts
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
& Older Kid Stuff Your Kids Won’t Roll Their Eyes At (Maybe:))
& all of them are pretty easy to pull off.
Ultimate Kids Activities Cheat Sheet! 75 Creative Activities for Kids
CREATIVE & FUN ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITIES
CREATIVE & FUN ACTIVITIES WITH TOILET PAPER ROLLS
CREATIVE & FUN ACTIVITIES WITH TOILET PAPER ROLLS (OLDER KIDS)
CREATIVE & FUN ACTIVITIES WITH BUBBLE WRAP
CREATIVE & FUN SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
CREATIVE & FUN ACTIVITIES WITH LEGO
CREATIVE & FUN DIY GAMES
CREATIVE & FUN DIY ACTIVITIES (OLDER KIDS)
Ok! There is no way your kids can be bored now! Hopefully some of these activities worked for your family. Let me know which ones did and which ones did not. I’m seriously considering YouTubing our family’s crafty moments-which will probably be more like a funniest home video type thing since we are more than a bit crazy here, so PLEASE give me your input!!!!!
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