December 27, 2012 by meximo70
In this electronic age, of short attention spans and ADHD diagnosis’, I know it can be hard to keep that child engaged and unbored throughout their Christmas break. I know it’s only a week and a couple days, but to parents it may seem like weeks; especially if you have to listen to “i’m bored, i’m bored, i’m bored, i’m bored” several times a day after you spent your entire paycheck on christmas gifts for them.
SO i dug deep into my memories and thought about things me and my brothers and sisters did to pass the time when we got “bored” with our christmas gifts:
-Take that shovel and earn a little extra ching shoveling driveways for the neighbors.
-Theme movie night. Pick a theme, get as many movies that have to do with that theme you can possibly watch, get some munchies and friends and have a marathon night.
-Hot Chocolate stand. Hey, you had lemonade stands in the summer, why not hot chocolate stand for winter?
-Ice/snow sculptures. Pile up a bunch of snow, throw some water on it, let it freeze, and then start chipping away your work of art.
-Hiking. You can make snowshoes out of old tennis rackets or you can try your hand at crafting your own out of something else. strap them to your boots and head for the woods.
There are so many other things you can do to drive away those boredom blues, the key is to use your creativity.