Aren't you SO SICK of hearing that phrase? (Or do you just have perfect children that like to "self-entertain" themselves? If so, I'm so jealous!) Summer vacation is such a fun time of year . . . for about the first 2 weeks . . . am I right? After that, you are either constantly bombarded with the "broken record" sound of "I'm Bored" or in my case (with 5 boys ages 2-9), the never-ending cycle of "create a disaster, get in trouble, and while mom's cleaning up that disaster, go create another one."
If that sounds like your house, I think I have found a solution! Meet the I'm Bored Box:
Inside the box, are the "I'm Bored Dice" which have tasks on one dice (such as Play a game, Put together a puzzle, Make and fly paper airplanes, Put on a puppet show, Make 10 playdough sculptures, Create a work of art, etc.) and activities on the other dice (such as Do 10 push-ups, Do 10 jumping jacks, Read 1 chapter in a book, build a fort, Learn something new, Run up and down the stairs 10 times, etc.).
Every time my kids start to open their mouth to declare they are bored, I hand them the bin and it keeps them occupied for HOURS! The love rolling the dice and completing the tasks and activities over and over again. (And the fact that I require them to also do the activity before rolling the dice again wears them out--an added bonus for nap-time! Yippee!)
I am listing these with several options on the website:
I'm Bored Dice--VINYL ONLY (includes the vinyl for (2) 2-inch blocks
I'm Bored Box--VINYL ONLY (includes the vinyl for (2) 2-inch blocks and vinyl for labeling your bin.
I'm Bored Dice KIT (includes the vinyl for (2) 2-inch blocks and the blocks)
I'm Bored Box KIT (includes the vinyl for the blocks, the blocks, and the vinyl for the bin--not the bin though. Sorry!)
Check it out! It will SAVE. YOUR. SUMMER. Grin.