Legacy Toys Top 100 Boredom Busters

"I'm bored!"
The two little words that you may here a little more often in the coming weeks. Boredom, believe it or not, can actually be a positive thing, rather than a negative one. Some experts say boredom is essential for kids because it leads to increased creativity and helps your child to grow in important ways.

If your child is bored they are forced to come up with their own ways to entertain themselves, it gives them the opportunity to look inside and think about their own interests and passions.
It's important to remember that a child saying that they are bored doesn't really mean that they have run out of things to do, It means that what they see in front of them isn't stimulating or interesting. It may also be a sign that they just need some adult attention.
We have come up with a top 100 list of fun ideas for you to do as a family or to suggest to your kids when they are "bored." Some with links to items we carry right in our stores. 
  1. Scavenger Hunt
    1. Collect Bugs

      1. Study a spider web

      2. Obstacle Course

      3. 3-legged races

        1. Wash the dog

          1. Stargazing

          2. Play silly pranks on brothers or sisters
          3. Plant a garden for spring
            1. Camp out in the living room or basement

              1. Build a bird house or feeder

                1. Make a paper hat

                  1. Make a paper boat and see if it floats

                    1. Decorate an old or new T-shirt

                      1. Send postcards to family, friends or seniors

                        1. Finger painting

                          1. Make your own Play-doh

                            1. Make a necklace out of beads or pasta

                            2. Make clay charms
                              1. Have a fashion show

                                1. Bubbles are always fun

                                  1. Hula Hoops

                                    1. Jump Ropes

                                      1. Rearrange your bedroom

                                        1. Have a PJ Party

                                          1. Find shapes and animals in the clouds

                                            1. Create a play

                                              1. Make up a story

                                                1. Make decorations, curate a playlist, and throw a family dance party.

                                                  1. Practice tongue twisters

                                                    1. Learn to juggle

                                                      1. Create a house of cards

                                                        1. Have paper airplane races

                                                          1. Hopscotch out of masking tape

                                                            1. Freeze Tag

                                                              1. Hide and Seek

                                                                1. Red Light Green Light

                                                                  1. Make sock puppets

                                                                    1. Domino trains

                                                                      1. Shaving Cream & food coloring

                                                                        1. Create a musical instrument out of recyclables

                                                                          1. Make a box town out of old boxes

                                                                            1. Play cats in the cradle 

                                                                              1. Have a picnic on the living room floor

                                                                                1. Learn clapping games like Miss Mary Mack

                                                                                  1. Play cards - War, uno, skip-bo 

                                                                                    1. Board Game Night

                                                                                      1. Look at old pictures

                                                                                      2. Watch old home movies
                                                                                      3. Make soap
                                                                                        1. Build a blanket fort

                                                                                          1. Tell scary stories in the dark

                                                                                            1. Go for a hike

                                                                                            2. Build a fort outside 
                                                                                              1. Learn sign language

                                                                                                1. Build with toothpicks or popsicle stix 

                                                                                                  1. Walk the dog

                                                                                                    1. Bake some treats for your neighbors

                                                                                                      1. Play chess or checkers

                                                                                                        1. Play charades

                                                                                                          1. Have a bubble gum-blowing contest

                                                                                                            1. Try a new cookie or cake recipe. Bonus idea: Set up a camera or smart phone and film a cooking show!

                                                                                                            2. Make a mancala counting game with an egg carton.
                                                                                                            3. Design and go on an indoor treasure hunt.
                                                                                                            4. Make ice cream in a bag.
                                                                                                            5. Dress up in your best clothes and have a fancy dinner.
                                                                                                            6. Make friendship bracelets.
                                                                                                            7. Make rock candy
                                                                                                            8. Create your own bingo cards and have a bingo tournament.
                                                                                                            9. Practice origami, or the art of paper folding.
                                                                                                            10. Play indoor volleyball or soccer with balloons.
                                                                                                            11. Make your own popsicles.
                                                                                                            12. Have a tea party.
                                                                                                            13. Play “The Floor is Lava.”
                                                                                                            14. Snuggle on the couch and read your favorite books.
                                                                                                            15. Have a pillow fight.
                                                                                                            16. Paint with Kool-Aid
                                                                                                            17. Make a scrapbook.
                                                                                                            18. Do a puzzle.
                                                                                                            19. Create creatures out of pipe cleaners.
                                                                                                            20. Play hangman or tic-tac-toe.
                                                                                                            21. Make a time capsule! One day your kids can use it to tell their kids all about this craziness.
                                                                                                            22. Build a couch cushion cave
                                                                                                            23. Throw a birthday party for your favorite stuffy 
                                                                                                            24. Rice play table
                                                                                                            25. Rock Painting 
                                                                                                            26. Cookie decorating
                                                                                                            27. Create your own TV show
                                                                                                            28. Go for a bike ride
                                                                                                            29. Create a gratitude or vision board
                                                                                                            30. Create Slime
                                                                                                            31. Write a letter to a soldier 
                                                                                                            32. Make homemade mini pizzas 
                                                                                                            33. Make milkshakes.
                                                                                                            34. Learn magic tricks.
                                                                                                            35. Throw a unicorn party
                                                                                                            36. Play house
                                                                                                            37. Building contest with Legos
                                                                                                            38. Create a Lego Movie
                                                                                                            39. Grow your own crystals