Are you tired of hearing your kids say, “I’m bored?” If so, create this I’m Bored Jar to keep around to prevent or help bust boredom!
I’ll provide you with a free printable pack to help you get started.
As parents, nothing is more frustrating than hearing your kids say “I’m bored” during the summer break.
But what if there’s a way to keep them entertained and engaged without spending every waking moment planning activities or shelling out money for summer camps?
Enter the “I’m Bored” jar – a classic parenting hack that’s been around for ages and for good reason too!
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In this post, I’ll discuss why parents should create an “I’m Bored” jar for their kids this summer and the benefits of doing so.
I’ll also show you how you can print and use my free I’m Bored printable pack so that you can get started on your own jar, TODAY! Win!
Are you ready to say goodbye to summer boredom? Let’s dive in!
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The “I’m Bored” jar encourages creativity
When kids are looking for something to do, they often turn to their screens or rely on their parents for ideas.
The “I’m Bored” jar changes that by encouraging them to use their imagination and be creative.
By filling the jar with fun and unique prompts, kids can explore new ideas and activities on their own, without relying on anyone else’s guidance.
It’s a fun way to spend time together
As parents, we often find ourselves with little time to share with our kids.
By creating an “I’m Bored” jar, you can have fun coming up with ideas and filling the jar together.
It’s a great way to spend time discussing and exploring ways to keep busy, and it creates a sense of teamwork and accomplishment that will leave everyone feeling satisfied.
Summer camps and activities can be costly, and not every family has the resources to pay for them.
The “I’m Bored” jar is a cost-effective solution that requires nothing more than a jar, craft supplies, and some creativity.
By filling the jar with free or low-cost activities, you can provide your kids with endless entertainment without breaking the bank.
It helps kids develop independence
Summer is a great time for kids to learn new skills and become more independent.
By using the “I’m Bored” jar, kids can explore new activities and learn how to manage their time and resources.
It’s a fun way to instill responsibility and independence in kids that will help them in the long run.
It brings a sense of anticipation and surprise
Finally, the “I’m Bored” jar is a fun way to add some mystery and excitement to your child’s day.
By choosing one prompt at random, kids never know what they’re going to get, which can add an element of surprise to their day.
It also keeps them engaged since they’re curious about what they’re going to pick next.
The “I’m Bored” jar is a simple yet effective parenting hack that’s perfect for summer break.
By encouraging creativity, teamwork, independence, and providing endless options for entertainment, it’s no wonder that parents have been using this hack for ages.
So, are you ready to create your “I’m Bored” jar and say goodbye to summer boredom?
Get started today and watch as your kids discover new activities and skills!
FREE Printable “I’m Bored” Jar Pack
This pack includes 5 pages including premade 30 labels and 10 fill in the blank labels to write in your own ideas.
Here’s what you’ll need.
- plastic or glass jar
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- permanent Marker (for use on the blank labels)
- printer and color ink
- optional: laminator and laminator sheets (helps your labels last longer!)
Download and print the 5-page “I’m Bored” jar pack.
Cut out the main cover label and place in or secure to the outside of the jar.
Cut out the labels and place them in the jar. Fill out the blank labels if desired. You can have your kids come up with ideas for these labels.
When you kids come to you saying they are bored, have them reach in the jar and pick out a label to complete! Repeat as necessary.
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