Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Bored Jar"

Summer Bored Jar

Can you feel it? Summer is here, bringing with it sunny days at the pool, backyard barbeques, family vacations, and so much more. While summer is an exciting time, it often brings long days, bored kids, and stressed parents.

 I’m sure every parent has heard “I’m bored” more than once during the long weeks of summer. And how many times have you made suggestion after suggestion only to hear your kids reject every idea?  While it is tempting to allow hours of TV or video game time to keep them entertained, I think we can all agree it’s not healthy day after day. So when I came across the bored jar idea the other day on Pinterest, I couldn’t wait to share it with friends and clients.

Before summer rolls around, take time to sit down with your kids to create an activity jar. Do some brainstorming and come up with several activity ideas to fill the jar. Write the ideas on strips of paper, popsicle sticks, or anything else, and place them in the jar. Anytime you hear the dreaded, “I’m bored,” remind your kids to select an idea from the jar. It is a simple, easy project that just might help you avoid unnecessary stress and headaches throughout the weeks of summer.

Need some help with activity ideas? Here are a few helpful links:






Here’s to a fun, relaxing, activity-filled summer! Enjoy!


Hailey Innes, MS, LPC-Intern

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