31: Boredom Busters

31: Boredom Busters

Ahh, summertime! We love the freedom of summer, but not always the lack of structure. Too many unscheduled hours can cause us and our families to just grab a device and zone out to fill our time. Or maybe you are careful about limiting screen time, but you are starting to run out of ideas to keep your kids busy and it’s only the second week of June.

Creative Mama [Episode 31] is here to help! I’ve created a printable of over 100 free-or-cheap ideas to keep your kids hands and minds occupied WITHOUT screens. Grab the PDF from the link below, and listen to the show to hear specific tips for a handful of the suggestions listed. Links to some of our favorite playtime products are also included below for your convenience.

As always, I'd love to connect with you through my website or Instagram, or you can send an email to abbi@zasinzebra.com


People, Places & Things in This Episode:

Episode 30: Step Away from the Phone

“Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World” by Cal Newport

Episode 9: 101 Things in 1001 Days

FREE Printable: Boredom Busters

Episode 27: How to Read Aloud

Episode 7: Nasty Café & Other Screen-Free Imagination Games

Episode 25: Time in a Bottle

Tenzi, a great dice game for 1-6 people

The best wand for HUGE bubbles; easy for kids to use, too!

Perler Beads: you’ll need pegboards and beads

This Bingo set includes everything you need to play. Our family plays 10-cent or 25-cent rounds to add a little extra excitement to winning!

This tie-dye kit has enough supplies (not including the shirts) for up to 5 people

One of the most-fun card games we've found: Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

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32: How to Shake Things Up

32: How to Shake Things Up

30: Step Away from the Phone

30: Step Away from the Phone