Are you used to hearing the phrase 'I'm bored' over Christmas? How about 'Mum, can we do something?' whilst you are busy with a million other jobs. Sounds familiar, right? Don't panic! A children's Christmas boredom jar is the answer you've been looking for! Join us as we share our tips to setting up your own Christmas I'm Bored Jar for your family and share 30 fun activity ideas to include.
Tips to make your own Christmas Boredom Jar for Children.
Christmas boredom jar cards offer the perfect antidote to the phrase "Im Bored" and give kids some direction, activities or tasks to complete. I find it is best to set one very simple rule for your jar - you have to complete the card before drawing another one! This forces kids to focus, engage fully and complete a task - staving off the dreaded 'I'm Bored' phrase for a few more hours.
All you'll need to make your own Christmas I'm Bored Jar is, you guessed it - a large jar, or pot, or bowl, or Santa hat. Cut colored card into small rectangles and on each card write down an activity. Fold them in half and mix them all up in the jar ready for drawing. A mixture of activities and household chores work really well in our experience as, if all the cards are not favorable, there is a fun element of jeopardy when drawing a card.
30 Free Ideas For Your Own Christmas Boredom Jar
- Learn how Christmas is enjoyed in a country you have never visited.
- Draw your family tree.
- Write a letter to someone special.
- Design a magic key for Santa Claus.
- Find ten stars.
- Pick some toys to donate.
- For each letter of the alphabet write down a word associated with Christmas.
- Make some Christmas table decorations.
- Paint a picture of a Christmas scene.
- Start a gratitude jar.
- Design a word search.
- Read a Christmas story.
- Give yourself a holiday makeover.
- Find an decorate pine cones for the Christmas tree.
- Make paper snowflakes.
- Build a gingerbread house out of cardboard.
- Design a Christmas board game.
- Design a special Christmas drink.
- Start a food donation box.
- Bake some cookies.
- Make a Christmas joke book.
- Fold and tidy your clothes away.
- Volunteer to help someone with a chore.
- Write a Christmas story set in space.
- Make Christmas thank you cards.
- Hoover the house.
- One chore of parents choice.
- Invent a secret code.
- Creative a festive bug hotel.
- Learn a magic trick.
I hope you'll have heaps of fun making your own Christmas Boredom Jar this holiday season - please make sure to share your stories in the comments below and pin the image below so you can come back to this list for next year :)