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Quarantine Boredom Busters

“I’m bored!” “There’s nothing to do.” “I hate this — it stinks!”

If you are a parent, you might have heard your child say at least one of these phrases over these past couple months of seclusion. Perhaps you may have noticed more whining, irritability or arguments lately. These extended periods of isolation can have even the best parents shaking their heads in frustration. Are looking for a way to manage these endless hours at home? Here are some ideas to help make your time together more enjoyable.

  1. Create a scavenger hunt around the house

  2. Bake a treat together

  3. Have book lovers? Play Reading Bingo!

  4. Join a dance party!

  5. Bring out the board games

  6. Play charades or use clay to sculpt the given words

  7. Write a skit or act out a story and video it to share with your relatives or friends

  8. Make a blanket fort and enjoy a snack inside

  9. Take a virtual field trip to a museum, historic site or interesting place

  10. Invite a group of friends to play a virtual game

  11. Hold a “Silly Olympics” complete with homemade trophies

  12. Take a walk, and play I Spy

As you can see this list is only a small list of things you can do as boredom busters. The key thing to remember is not to take yourself too seriously. Relax, laugh and enjoy being a kid again! The goal is to create some fun memories together.


If you still find yourself needing some help with parenting issues, we have plenty of free parenting resources and informative videos that we can send your way and discuss with you. Parenting can be challenging at times, but we are here for support!

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