Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

Rainy day blues? Cabin fever? Are you going stir crazy? You might be stuck inside but that will not stop you from having fun! It’s time to have fun with your kids with these amazing indoor activities. Our mission is to defeat boredom, lets chase away the boredom blues with these exciting activities you can do indoors that spur creativity and imagination.  

  1. Make Slime!

Glossy Slime, cloud slime, butter slime, clear slime; the possibilities are endless! Slime allows you to be creative, as you can use your imagination to customise and personalise your slime. This is the perfect educational activity and sensory play for the young ones! Try adding various slime accessories, such as glitter, charms, foam beads and clay to your base slimes. Don’t be surprised when hours go by when playing with the ooey gooey goodness!

Here is an amazing recipe to get you started!
Ingredients
200ml of White Glue
A couple of pumps of lotion
50 – 100ml of borax solution
Bowl (to mix, duh)
Spoon
1-2 drops of food colouring
Container (to store the slime)
Decorations and slime add-ons
Method:
First, pour glue into the bowl (the more glue you use the more slime you get!)
Next add 1-2 pumps of lotion into the glue, this helps the slime become softer and stretchier.
Add 1-2 drops of food colouring, or until you get your desired slime colour.
Try adding decorations and slime addons into the slime mixture.
Next, add your borax solution and pour it into the bowl slowly and drop by drop. Keep adding the solution until it starts to pull away from the bowl.
Finally, take the slime out of the bowl and start to knead it with your hands. You’ll find it’s a bit sticky at first, but the more you knead it, the less sticky it will become and start to become like slime.
Now you have slime, slime away! 
  1. Build a fort 101

Grab your friends and begin creating your fort empire! Building a fort is a great way to beat boredom and unleash your imagination. Building a fort can provide hours of endless fun and entertainment, with only a few household items like, chairs, blankets, pillows, snacks and a few of your favourite things you can create the ultimate fortress in your very own home!

Here are a few essential things you might need to build the ultimate fort!https://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/5-steps-to-building-your-own-epic-blanket-fort

  1. Pom Pom Racetracks

https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/pom-pom-racing-make-an-indoor-racetrack

This simple but insanely fun activity will sure bust those boredom blues. Make an indoor racetrack on the floor using tape and see who can blow a pom pom (or cotton ball) using a straw, around the track the fastest. Make the racetrack harder by adding various zig zags and indents with the tape to ensure an element of challenge. The first to make it around the track and back to the start/finish line is the winner!

Click here for a more detailed procedure on how to make your own Pom pom racetrack!

https://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-and-experiments/pom-pom-racing-make-an-indoor-racetrack

  1. DIY Flight School

Let your imagination fly with this DIY target game, put your paper making skills to the test and get the highest score! Grab a friend and battle it out to see who can make the better paper plane and gain higher points.

Cut holes in a piece of poster board and assign a point value to each, try cutting smaller holes and assigning bigger point value to make it more challenging. Prop up with bookends, then send paper airplanes soaring!

Here is a link on how to make a winning paper airplane! https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/g3754/how-to-fold-a-paper-airplane/

  1. Make 'Fireworks'!

  https://www.icanteachmychild.com/fireworks-in-a-jar/

Unleash your inner scientist and make indoor fireworks to light up a boring day inside! Add some colour into your day buy using a few household items such as, water, oil and food colouring.

To get started you will need a clear and tall container (you could use a bottle or a vase). Fill the container about 2/3 full of warm water but keep some room at the top. Add a ½ and inch of oil on top of the water.

Now you just need to drop liquid food colouring (1-2 drops) on top of the oils. Try experimenting with different colours!

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We hope that these activities can brighten up your day and keep you entertained at home! 

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