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The Easiest Way to Cure Child Boredom {+FREE Printable!}

Sometimes I feel like a circus clown, having to come up with creative ways to entertain my children when they are bored.

Yet, that goes against everything I believe as a parent, and disagree that children need to be entertained constantly. I’ve always viewed my role as parent as a shepherd,one who guides children towards creative play, but not the sole provider of household fun.

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I remember as a child creating my own fun as we roamed the neighborhood and came up with creative play all on our own, without help from mom.

But times have changed and as a special needs mom, I need to have a variety of boredom busters at my fingertips as I try to tame the short attention span of my daughter. {Seriously, sometimes she’ll only do an activity for 60 seconds!!}

The Easiest Way to Cure Child Boredom Faith Along the Way

An easy solution for child boredom is to create a Jar of Fun, filled with activities to cure child boredom. Kids will love to draw a card and then complete the activity they chose.  The boredom monster will be tamed and kept at bay, for a few minutes at least!

Grab a Mason Jar or any container, the free printable below, and you’re set to create your own Jar of Fun and beat the boredom blues!

FREE Cards for the Jar of Fun I Faith Along the Way

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I’ve included a blank page of the activity cards for you to tailor the fun for your family and to add new activities as needed.

Running short on activity ideas.  Visit this collection of 101 activity ideas and have fun!

Blank Cards for the Jar of Fun I Faith Along the Way

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There’s still a lot of summer left, so go out there and thrive!

How do you help your children beat those boredom blues?

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

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6 Comments

    1. Oh yes! It’s nice to have some ideas handy when they are bored!

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