Boredom buster jar

There’s no such thing as ‘I’m bored’ when you’ve got a Boredom Busters jar.  This colourful jar is full of ideas that kids can do (mostly on their own) whenever ‘boredom’ strikes – also a great little jar for warding off screen time.

What you need:

  • A4 plain white paper
  • coloured paper
  • glass jar
  • glue
  • scissors

Boredom buster jar

Find a reasonably large sized glass or plastic jar such as an old past sauce jar and soak off the labels, or alternatively, purchase a plain glass jar from a discount store.

Using the templates provided below, download and print out the suggested activities.

Cut out the jar label and lid label and attach to the jar with glue.

Using coloured paper, measure double the size of each activity box and cut out individual squares.

Fold the coloured paper in half

Cut out each of the individual activies and stick them onto coloured paper backing.

Place all the activities in the activity jar, ready for your child to select.

Activity jar printable

Boredom

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