No More — “Mom, I’m Bored!”

My kids love to say, “I’m bored” to me like I should do something about it. Huh?

My kids are officially on vacation – and I’m just waiting for the bored cries to start.

“There’s nothing to do.”

“I’m bored!”

But, this time I’m ready. I’ve made this handy-dandy “What Should I Do?” list of things to do.   Even my four year old can “read” it since I’ve added a picture to each action.

I’m totally ready.

“Look at the list. Pick something to do.”  It’s foolproof, right?

If your kids are older than mine, you might want to modify the list – or just have your kids help you write up a list. Decorate on the computer on on a piece of paper.

Let me know how it goes.  I’ll do the same.

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    • admin says

      Thanks, Christiana – I hope it helps! :) I like your idea of laminating. Do you use the self-laminating pages?

  1. says

    I wish I’d had this when my kids were little. They are teens now but maybe it will still work. Pictures of the grass being mowed, dinner being made, rooms getting cleaned….I like it!

  2. says

    Excellent!!!! Great post!

    Also, thank you for your kind words regarding my, er, upcoming event. All the positive spins I can get the better!


  3. says

    Expand this idea and use it to help children find something different to do while you are doing an adult project, making an important phone call or paper work. They always seem to want your attention at these moments. The use of pictures help the little ones make choices until you are done with your project/papers/calls.


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