How to beat summer boredom in kids is a common theme in many homes. It is not that the children are ready for summer to be over but the reality of school starting is just a bit too far away and the novelty of the freedom from structure has worn off.
Yesterday, Kerry wrote about boredom and gave you many ideas of things to do to break the “I’m Bored” mentality. Today, I am going to give you one more creative idea: how to make a Bored Board.
Here are the supplies you need:
One large frame-I bought a 16×24 inch frame (with a hard back and no glass) on the clearance shelf at Marshalls for $7.
1 bottle of chalkboard paint (any color but darker is better)
paint brush or sponge brush
I painted the hard purple back of my frame but if you buy a frame with glass you can either paint the glass or take the glass out and paint the back of the frame (or cover the back of the frame with poster board and paint the poster board).
Paint one coat and let it dry completely. Decide if you need to paint a second coat.Once your board is dry, you can start writing your list and hang it in a place where the kids can see it and add to it as they come up with new ideas and erase the ones you have accomplished. Here are the chalkboard pens we use. They come is all colors and cost about $3.50.This style of “Bored Board” is just one idea that might be fun for you to try. The possibilities are endless and you can use anything from a piece of blank paper that you laminate, scrapbooking paper that you put in a frame with a glass covering (use white board pens on the glass) or even a simple bulletin board. The fun is in the designing and creating a special space to keep your “boredom buster” list.
Remember to check out the Boredom Buster Printables mentioned yesterday. Click HERE to view more details and purchase the pack.
What would be written on your “Bored Board”?