I discovered this idea via the blog “The Diary of a Frugal Family“(one of my favourite blogs!). This is a great idea to keep your little ones (and big ones!) occupied.
I bought some coloured lolly sticks from Dunhelm Mill as they were only £1. You can also get them from Hobbycraft but they retail at £2.
Rather than print off my list and add them to each coloured lolly stick, I’ve numbered each of the sticks and then printed out the list below. This means I can change it at will and don’t have to keep making new sticks.
It also means that I can make a list for myself, especially for those things that I never seem to be motivated to get around too! lol.
I plan to put together a list for a “Summer bored Sticks Jar” too, so look out for that around May time.
Do you have any suggestions that I can add into this post?
Ideas for your Winter Bored Sticks Jar
1. Make Gloop with buttons
2. Get the plastic balls and the tent out
3. Make cookies
4. Do some painting
5. Do some glueing and sticking
6. Make some birthday cards
7. Feed the ducks
8. Find some puddles and splash in them
9. Build a tent or den
10. Have a picnic with pretend food
11. Have an indoor picnic with real food
12. Draw something
13. Read a book
14. Make a gift for someone
15. Go to the park
16. Go to the beach
17. Make a musical instrument/play on some musical instruments
18. Find something in your house that starts with every letter of the alphabet
19. Learn ten words in a different language (this is probably more for me than Miss NHM at this stage! lol)
20. Play with or make play doh
21. Let Daddy choose something to do
22. Let Mummy choose something to do
23. Play a board game ( I taught Miss NHM how to play Jenga recently and it was hillarious. She also loves dice)
24. Dance to some music
25. Make cupcakes or fairy cakes
26. Do a craft project or google one to make with empty plastic bottles, toilet roll holders, old christmas cards
27. Make coloured spaghetti
28. Do some dried food cooking
29. Watch a film
30. Make some DIY coloured sand
31. Make a village from any toys that you have
32. Make a memory board
33. Make a scrapbook of a recent event or holiday
34. Visit a castle. The nearest one to Basingstoke is Odiham Castle, near Hook.
36. Go out for dinner somewhere. Check out these posts HERE for a list of baby and Children friendly restaurants in Basingstoke.
37. Listen to an Audio Book
38. Go Swimming. Check out the post HERE for details of local swimming pools
30. Visit your local Library.
40. Do a fitness video together as a family. (We did this recently, and it was hilarious!)