Mom, I’m Bored! 50 Fun Things for Kids To Do at Home

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Looking for some at-home fun? Look no further! Try some of these games and activities to keep your child occupied this summer.

  1. Practice reading and math skills with flash cards

  2. Have a nightly story time

  3. Practice handwriting and tracing with workbooks

  4. Look at the local newspaper

  5. Write in a journal each day

  1. Practice online yoga

  2. Go for a walk outside in a neighborhood or local park

  3. Practice meditation

  4. Learn a new dance, like the YMCA, Cha-Cha slide, or Cotton Eye Joe

  5. Play frisbee

  6. Call a friend or family member

  7. Draw pictures for a friend or family member and mail them

  8. Make thank you cards for healthcare workers and mail them

  9. Learn to cook a new recipe

  10. Learn photography

  1. Learn some words in a new language

  2. Paint a picture

  3. Listen to music or a podcast

  4. Do a puzzle

  5. Have fun with coloring books

  6. Play board games, like Uno, Scattergories, Headbands, Jenga, and Dominos

  7. Learn a new joke each day

  8. Watch a new movie

  9. Try an indoor scavenger hunt

  10. Build a Lego set

  11. Play charades

  12. Throw an indoor picnic

  13. Start making Christmas cards

  14. Make a scrapbook

  15. Learn to stargaze

  1. Build a birdhouse

  2. Decorate cookies

  3. Learn a magic trick

  4. Learn the lyrics to a new song

  5. Fly a kite

  6. Learn sign language

  7. Bake treats for neighbors

  8. Try karaoke

  9. Decorate a t-shirt

  10. Have fun with bubbles

  11. Practice tongue twisters

  12. Build paper airplanes

  13. Build a giant blanket fort

  14. Clean closets, cabinets, junk drawers, etc.

  15. Clean your room

  16. Organize toys, games, and books

  17. Organize the pantry

  18. Plant a flower and take care of it each day

  19. Start an herb garden

  20. Get a pet fish to take care of

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Lynn Crawford M.A. CCC-SLP is a practicing speech-language pathologist licensed in the state of New Jersey. She is a certified member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) who obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology at Stockton University and her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Kean University.

As a certified therapist, Lynn has extensive clinical experience treating medically fragile patients with cognitive-communication and swallowing difficulties in skilled nursing facilities and inpatient and outpatient settings. She evaluates and treats patients in English and Spanish and she is a certified VitalStim provider. Lynn is also an adjunct clinical supervisor at Monmouth University. She enjoys keeping up to date on the latest clinical research and prides herself on continuing to learn and grow as a therapist. Lynn’s proudest accomplishment is her strong record of community service and dedication to helping her patients grow and reach their greatest potential.