The other day my daughter was complaining that she was bored. No, wait, BORED – all in capitals. Hmm…must be pretty bad if she put it that way, right? She even wrote an e-mail to Grandma
explaining complaining how bored she was.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I think grandmas are a certain kind of genius all in themselves. And this grandma came through wonderfully. She wrote an e-mail with the following instructions:
“Here is an idea for you.
Get a piece of paper and on each line write a letter. Starting with A until you get to Z. You can make two columns if you wish on the paper. Then you start with the letter A and write an activity that you can do with that letter. Do the same thing for each letter. For instance for the letter q you can put quilt. For the letter p you can put paint. When you are done you will have a list of 26 activities that you can do when you think you are bored. I want to see your list when you are all done.”
Boredom busted. All my children had to get in on it because it looked like so much fun. I won’t bore you with seven different lists though and just show you one instead.
Some letters were harder to think of things to do but they persevered until they had all letters present and accounted for.
What can your child come up with for their own boredom buster list?