Summer Vacation Boredom Busters

Welcome to the first installment of the Boredom Buster posts. Each week I’ll post recipes, activities, crafts and more to help keep boredom away. With this being the first week of vacation for most kids hopefully they won’t be too bored yet. Have fun with these activities and let me know how they turn out.

Bedroom Signs Craft

Kids can make there own signs for their rooms. This activity is so much fun you may end up with signs all around the house.

What you’ll need:

8 ½ by 11 thin card board

Construction paper or scrap booking paper

Glue stick

Markers or Paints

Scissors

Hole Punch

Yarn

Optional: Glitter, pom poms, beads, ect

How to:

Glue construction paper / scrap booking paper to card board.

Cut card board to desired size or funky shape.

With markers or paints write your name or draw a picture on your sign.

Decorate with glitter, pom poms or what ever fun stuff you have around the house.

Once your sign is complete and dried, using the hole punch, make two holes toward the top.

Using the yarn, cut a length about a foot long, and attach at each end to the holes.

Hang your sign on the door knob or use a non permanent hook attached to the center of your door.

Note: You can make these signs for other rooms in your house, tree house, fort, anywhere you can think of.

Hay stack cookies

2 cups (12oz) chocolate chips

2 cups butterscotch chips (or peanut butter if no allergies)

½ tsp. vanilla

3 cups chow mien noodles

1 cup chopped walnuts or peanuts

Cooking sheet lined with wax paper

To make:

  1. Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips or peanut butter. Can melt in the microwave. Put in a microwave safe container. Melt in 30 seconds intervals, stirring after each one.
  2. Mix in vanilla, stir well.
  3. Add noodle and nuts, mix until well coated.
  4. Drop in teaspoon size balls on to wax paper.
  5. Place in refrigerator to set.

 

Super Bubble Science Experiment

What you’ll need:

Liquid Dish Soap (avoid ultra dish soap)

Distilled Water (tap water also works fine)

2 clean containers with lids

Light Corn Syrup

Measuring Cup

Mixing Spoon

Pipe cleaner or plastic pipet (cut off closed end to make blower)

Tape and a marker

What to do:

Measure six cups of water into one container, then pour 1 cup of dish soap into the water and slowly stir in until the soap is mixed in. Try not to let the solution foam or bubble while you stir.

Once the soap and water are mixed, go outside to test it. Dip your bubble blower into the solution and let the extra drip off. Blow to make bubbles. Did you get a lot of bubbles? How big are they? How long did they last before popping?

Have an adult help pour half of the bubble solution into the other container. Put a piece of tape on the outside of the new container. Label Supper Bubbles.

Measure ¼ cup of corn syrup and add it to the Super Bubble solution container. Stir the solution until mixed together.

Go outside and blow the Super Bubble solution bubbles. Are these bubbles different from the plain water and soap ones? Are they bigger or smaller? Do they last longer or pop faster? Can you blow a really big bubble?

To make even better bubbles, put the lid on the container and let your super bubble solution sit over night. Add corn syrup to the other bottle to make those super bubble too.

Bubble Game

How long can you keep your bubble afloat before it pops? This is a fun game to play with your friends and family.

Here are the fun holidays for this week:

11th – Corn on the Cob Day

13th – Queen’s Official Birthday (England)

14th – Family History Day

Flag Day

16th – Fudge Day

World Juggling Day

17th – Fathers Day

Stewarts Root Beer Day

Have a great week.

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