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Boredom Busters

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When stress is high, structure is so important for our children.  Many children will be spending lots of screen time over the next few weeks on learning activities, so I have created these screen-free creative activities for your children to do at home.

You can have your children decorate the label and tape or glue it onto a paper bag or jar/cup.  If you use a paper bag, you can also have them decorate the bag.

These activities can be used in many different ways. Most of them can be completed with no supplies, or using common household objects. You might want to read through the cards before you place them in the bag or jar, to make sure they include things that are feasible for your child to do. There are also blank cards to write your own activities on.


If you create a structured schedule for your time off from school, you might consider designating a screen-free part of the day. During this time you can encourage your children to pull a card from their activity jar or bag to complete.  You can also tell your children that if they tell you they are bored, they will then go to the activity jar or bag and pull out a card to do. Here are some examples of the pages which you can download for free.

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You can download this resource for free, which includes 20 pages by subscribing below to access my Free Resource Library.  If you found this resource useful, please tag me on social media @wholechildcounseling  I would love to see the creativity your kids come up with!

Here is the schedule and structure of what my own children's days will look like with some tips for creating your own schedule. Jessica McHale Photography shared this example:

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Khan Academy has put out this helpful schedule for students, which is also differentiated by grade level:


  • Preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade

  • 3-5th grade

  • 6-9th grade

  • 10-12th grade 

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