anathemad: (GSW- for the children)
Two years ago I got together a fallback list of things to do with the kids when they cry boredom. Since they have grown, and resources have changed I am updating the list. There are surprisingly little changes to be made, but always room to grow, so add your suggestions in the comments!

1. Lightsabers
2. Freeze tag
3. Board games
4. Soccer
5. Movie
6. Cook something
7. Pillow fort
8. Finger painting
9. Legos
10. Listen to music
11. Nerf wars
12. Wii
13. Scooters
14. Bikes
15. Learn about birds
16. Read books
17. Rocket blaster
18. Bowling
19. Garden
20. Puzzles
21. Dinosaur toys
22. Pool
23. Remote control cars/dino/etc.
24. Camping
25. Fireworks (seeing not playing with)
26. Zoo (go to Bronx Zoo on a Wed. when there is free admission or perhaps the Bergen Cty Zoological Society)
27. Baseball
28. Picnic
29. Hopscotch
30. Glider
31. Building blocks
32. Dress up
33. Library
34. Parks
35. Make ice cream
36. Action figures
37. Make t-shirts
38. Card games
39. Real tea party
40. Play music
41. Rock tumbler
42. Play with balls
43. Volcano
44. Watch a local Baseball game
45. Play Doh/clay
46. Make puppets
47. Painting
48. Crafts

(x-posted to my blog)
anathemad: (GSW- for the children)
There may well be nothing more that I hate more than hearing children say they are bored. There is a variety of reasons, from the beauty of stillness, to the fact that this proves just how damn ungrateful they are for the life they live where they have time TO be bored. Hey look, you are not working in a field, scrubbing floors, chopping wood, hunting something, in a war, running for you life, whatever. And yet as I child I did it too. Most do that have the opportunity to, as soon as they learn the word. And I have had it.

So the other day we wrote a list. It started small, and grew to 50 items before we stopped for lunch. We may add more things if they get "bored" with this list too. But for the curious, this is the spring/summer activity list my 4/7 year old came up with

In case you are not BORED enough to read it )
anathemad: (GSW- for the children)
There may well be nothing more that I hate more than hearing children say they are bored. There is a variety of reasons, from the beauty of stillness, to the fact that this proves just how damn ungrateful they are for the life they live where they have time TO be bored. Hey look, you are not working in a field, scrubbing floors, chopping wood, hunting something, in a war, running for you life, whatever. And yet as I child I did it too. Most do that have the opportunity to, as soon as they learn the word. And I have had it.

So the other day we wrote a list. It started small, and grew to 50 items before we stopped for lunch. We may add more things if they get "bored" with this list too. But for the curious, this is the spring/summer activity list my 4/7 year old came up with

In case you are not BORED enough to read it )

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