Keep­ing busy to beat bore­dom

THE trick to fun- filled school hol­i­days is keep­ing busy. What will you do dur­ing the spring break? We have put to­gether some ideas to keep you busy.

The Chronicle - - LIFE | SCHOOL HOLIDAYS -

Bore­dom Busters Do you think you’ll be able to get through th­ese hol­i­days with­out us­ing the ‘b’ word? Of course you can. There are loads of things you can do to be en­ter­tained but some­times you need in­spi­ra­tion.

Here are a cou­ple of tips. I’m bored jar

Jody Allen, founder of Stay at Home Mum, has come up with a great idea to avoid the "I’m bored" sce­nario – the ‘I’m bored’ jar.

What you will need: 20 pad­dle pop sticks; small glass jar or cup; rib­bon to make it pretty (op­tional); Sharpie pen or sim­i­lar

With your friends and fam­ily brain­storm a list of 20 ac­tiv­i­ties that you would like to do dur­ing the hol­i­days.

Write your ideas on the end of each pad­dle pop stick and place them word-side down in the jar.

As soon as you say those ‘in­fa­mous’ words… ‘I’m Bored’, take one and com­plete the task.

Jody has come up with a few sug­ges­tions.

★ Read a book

★ Make some play dough

★ Watch a movie

★ Play a board game

★ Make a book­mark

★ Make a pet rock

★ Bake some bis­cuits

For more ideas go to: www.stay­ath­ome­

Dar­ing dice

Make two square boxes. Th­ese are your dice.

On one die, write a dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­ity on each side, such as do a cart­wheel or walk 10 steps back­wards. On the other die, write men­tal chal­lenges, like list the cap­i­tal cities in Aus­tralia or spell your name back­wards.

Each per­son rolls the dice and does the two chal­lenges at the same time, like walk­ing back­wards while spell­ing your name back­wards.

It’s harder than you think and a great laugh.

*There’s heaps of tem­plates for cubes on­line.

SLIME TIME: Elly awe­some pro­vides some in­spi­ra­tion in her book ‘How to Feel Awe­some Ev­ery Day’. This sam­ple page above is one of the many great ideas. Supplied by: Pen­guin Ran­dom House Aus­tralia

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