Boredom Buster Jar: Summer Edition | Hyde Park Moms

Have you heard of a boredom buster jar? Perfect for these last few days of summer! Get your Jar ready! Let the little ones help you decorate and come up with ideas.


  • Popsicle sticks or peices of paper
  • markers or pens
  • 1 mason jar


  1. Plan dinner, write a menu, help cook and serve
  2. Make a family tree
  3. Learn how to use the washing machine
  4. Write to a penpal
  5. Tie-die some t-shirts
  6. Make a card for someone and mail it to them
  7. Find shapes, animals and objects in clouds
  8. Wash the car
  9. Make a paper plate crown
  10. Read some books
  11. Sweep the floor
  12. Play balloon hockey
  13. Go for a walk
  14. Play a board game
  15. Make’/fly a kite
  16. Do a fun science experiment (ideas here)
  17. Draw a picture of the house from the outside
  18. Make a bird feeder
  19. Draw a comic
  20. Make a stop motion animation video
  21. Vacuum the stairs
  22. Water the plants
  23. Make homemade bubbles
  24. Get the paint out
  25. Make and play with felt boards
  26. Go out on your Bike
  27. Make paper airplanes
  28. Write and draw your own book
  29. Have a tea party with your friends
  30. Bury a treasure outside and draw a map to find it
  31. Take a bubble bath
  32. Paint rocks
  33. Do a puzzle
  34. Write 5 things you love about each member of your family
  35. Make color changing squirt chalk

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