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10 Printable Activities for Kids {Boredom Busters}

Here are 10 free printable activities for kids as quick boredom busters without leaving the house!  I’ve included a variety of printables such as creative activity lists, paper dolls for boys and girls, fun educational activities, printable games, and even darling Lemonade Stand printables. Hopefully, these activities will engage your child’s imagination and be entertaining boredom busters or just something cool to do together!

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Let’s get started with some fabulous printables shall we!  Here are my top 10 printable activities for kids that would make perfect boredom busters if you’re in a pinch for something fun and quick.

Activities for Kids

free Summer Fun List

1.  Print out this free Summer Fun List and post it somewhere everyone will see it.  This is an especially good list if you have toddler age children, as lots of other lists are geared towards kids who are a few years older.

More Printable Activity Lists:

  • Phineas and Ferb 104 Days of Summer Calendar – You can fill our this fun Phineas and Ferb calendar with fun events for summer vacation, including suggestions like making a puppet of yourself or inventing a fruit smoothie or make up a song.  See what your and the kids can come up with and make this summer memorable.

Printable Worksheets

Free File Folder Games

2.  Free File Folder Games – Check out these free, printable file folder games for preschool thru 2nd grade. These educational games are great for homeschooling, waiting rooms, long trips, rainy days and in the classroom.

Free Paper Dolls

Fairy Tale Paper Doll printable

3. Fairy Tale Paper Doll Printable – Print out these little boy and girl paper dolls and instantly transform them into Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and The Frog Price.  There is also a darling Slumber Party version to add to your wardrobe collection.

More Free Printable Paper Dolls:

Imaginary Play

Summer lemonade stand

4.  Cute printable labels and stickers for your own Summer lemonade stand.  Available in original yellow or pink lemonade.

More Imaginary Play Printables:

Printable Board GamesDon't Eat Pete Game

5.  Don’t Eat Pete Game – This game is so simple your older children can play it with your preschooler! It’s simple to make and even easier to play. The sky’s the limit with Don’t Eat Pete! Use cereal, dinner or lunch food, as well as any kind of candy to play.  I’ve made several themed version that you can print, laminate, attach a bag of M&M’s to make for neighbor gifts or party favors.

Free Themed Printable Games:

Printable Activity Packs

Printable Car Games

6.  Printable Car Games – Print these free printable games on cardstock and laminate and keep in the glove box.  That way, whether you are on a long road trip or just running errands around town, you will have something on hand to keep the kids from getting bored in the car.

More Printable Activity Packs:

Reading Activities


Summer Reading Kit for Kids

7.  Summer Reading Kit for Kids – A kit filled with goodies to help your kids fall in love with reading!  There are two cute printable options, one for girls and one for boys.

Educational Games

Alphabet Flashcards {printable alphabet letters} -

8.  Alphabet Flashcards {printable alphabet letters} – These adorable alphabet flashcards will make learning letters fun.  They can also work overtime in a frame on your nursery wall.  The link to print them all out is at the bottom of that post – look for the HERE. It’s kind of hard to see.

Free Bingo Cards & Memory Games

Shop With Me Bingo {Printable Bingo Cards for Kids} 9.  Shop With Me Bingo {Printable Bingo Cards for Kids} – Keep your kids busy while you are at the grocery store with this fun printable shopping bingo game.  There is also an I Spy version for preschool age children.  Print, laminate, and enjoy a shopping trip free of fits. Free Bingo Cards and Memory Games to Print:

Activities for Older Kids

How to make Angry Birds Balloon Animals 10.  How to make Angry Birds Balloon Animals – Are you or someone you know a fan of the popular iPhone Game Angry Birds? Maybe your thinking of putting together an Angry Birds Birthday Party Theme.  Or, just give these to the kiddos and let them put them together and play Angry Birds – Balloon Version.

Activities for Older Kids:

32 things to make using a cardboard box

Bonus:  This isn’t a printable activity but it’s free!  If you have some extra card board boxes around the house you’ll be blown away by these 32 things to make using a cardboard box.  They are DIY activities, games, and imagination building props to encourage your child to play for hours.

I hope these will bring lots of laughter and fun into your home.  Huge hugs to Jen while she’s on vacay and I hope she’s having the time of her life.  {I can’t wait to see you again my fab friend!}

xoxo, Laurie  {Tip Junkie: Printables, Decorate, Homemade, Party, Christmas in July and on Facebook}

One comment

  1. Rebecca

    The grocery bingo game is going to be a life saver. Thanks!

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