“Only boring people get bored.”
“If you’re bored, then find something to do.
The toilets always need cleaning.”
It’s a training tool.
My goal is to teach my kids to learn to fight boredom with a creative activity.
They also learn to set and accomplish goals. (SSH! Don’t tell them it’s really about building character. They think it’s about fun.)
The lists also show hidden desires and aspirations my kids might not have shared with me. It shows their heart in writing. Then I have the wonderful opportunity to help make some of those little dreams come true.
The Summer List is about pure fun and adventure for the kids.
To me, the Summer List keeps me from hearing,
Today Jon made a pan of Special K Bars. ‘Cuz it was on his Summer List, ya’ know.
Looking for another cute idea for the rascals?
Make the “Mom I’m Bored Jar ” created by Steph from Somewhat Simple.
She participated in Skip To My Lou’s summer Craft Camp series for kids.
30 days, 30 bloggers, 30 crafts.
Family Fun has a wonderful website and newsletters delivered to your inbox. They have a great feature called How-To Videos.
Do you have any ideas or have blogged about something that would keep kids from boredom? Please leave a comment.
We all need ammunition for the wonderful months ahead.
Steph @ somewhatsimple says
Thanks for featuring me! I am glad you liked the idea!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog!To answer your question my porch furniture is real wicker..but even if its not the real stuff you can still spray paint it..check out the spray paint made just for plastic..I use it all the time & its great! But I have spray painted plastic with regular spray paint..just make sure to prime it really good!And I love the summer list..I believe Im gonna try that!
This is a great idea, Mindy!I have had a rule that they can't say that dreaded phrase without incurring a job! But I do think it starts with us. If we are busy, interested and interesting it rubs off.My boys might take up that packet of gum challenge! Ow…aching jaws!
made our lists today! thanks for the reminder. We usually do a family list together, but I like this AND it was fun to see your kiddos!
Great idea. Karis would love this!
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This is excellent! I wish I had kids so I could do this. Maybe I will make a list myself, although I am never really bored. 😉