20 Boredom Busters For Boys

It is Day 3 of One For the Boys ~ Boredom Busters.  
We have gotten creative with some fun projects and guest posts intended to keep our boys busy during the cold winter months!  Be sure to follow along!

Dragonfly Designs

Today I’ve rounded up some of my favorite activities to do with boys.  Please add your ideas in the comments section ~ I would love to share them on Facebook.

1.  Recycled Activities 
Keep them busy with cardboard boxes, egg cartons and milk containers.
2.  Paper Airplanes
My boys have been thrilled to color a piece of paper and have us fold it into a paper airplane for them.  
Have older children fold their own and see which flies better.
3.  Alphabet Rocks
Have children sort them by color, letter or shape.  Practice spelling their name.

Match lower and upper case letters.  Practice the alphabet.  Play Go Fish.

5.  Crazy Forts 
Use this fun fort building system to create igloos and rocket ships with just a sheet.  I scored mine at a Thrift Store for $7.99.
6.  Movie Night In from Homemaking Fun
We often have popcorn and movie marathon nights.
Build a tent in the living room, roast smores over a candle and gaze at the stars.
8.  Blanket Fort from Capital B

Use what you have {tables, chairs, blankets} to build blanket forts.

Create a fun space to encourage quiet reading and imaginative play.
10.  Soft Swords
Have them duke it out with these soft and not so dangerous swords.
11.  Angry Birds Bowling from 733
Get creative with some cans or bottles and a ball.
12.  Tape Race Track

Apply painters tape to everything in the house and have the boys drive around.

13.  Cooking With Kids
Cook with them.  Get messy.
Create a fabric marble maze to build fine motor skills.
15.  Hot Wheels Wall Tracks
My guys LOVE this system!  It keeps them busy for hours and it doesn’t take up floor space.
16.  Cheerio Bird Feeders

Build bird feeders to hang outside then “spy” on the birds from inside.

Create an indoor scavenger hunt.  Use photos for younger children.
18.  Marble Maze
This is another toy that my boys love.  Found at a Thrift Store for $5.99.
19.  Card and Board Games
Introduce a family game night.  Make it more frequent during the winter.  I Spy are simple, portable card games that my kids enjoy.

Set up an art day.  Start with Puffy Paint bunnies!

What are some of the things that you do to keep your guys busy?

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