38 Boredom Busters for Kids! {Spring Break}


Activities for children which are fun things to do during spring break.  These boredom busters include crafts, games, printables for kids, outdoor and indoor activities, as well as educational activities. No need for your kids to be bored during Spring break.  Go through this list of fun things to do that are guaranteed to keep them busy the whole week through.

Spring break is around the corner and it’’s time to start planning some fun boredom busters and crafts to do together!  Therefore, I created a mega list of kid crafts, activities, and boredom busters all complete with pictures tutorials.  Happy playing!

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Activities for Children

1.  Cork Necklace DIY {Kids Craft} ~ Here is a fun craft for your little girly girl and you to create together! This cork necklace is not only a fun craft activity to make, but also a stylish little necklace for her to wear! Simple to make, cute to wear, fun time spent together!

2.  Stargazing with Kids ~ Keep little fingers busy while practicing fine motor skills with this easy craft Constellation Cards. Kids will love to sew their own projects.

3.  How to Make Rainbow Crystals ~ A fun and simple activity that only requires two ingredients, rock salt and food coloring.  Layer in a jar for easy gift giving.

4.  Cardboard Washing Machine ~ How fun is the pretend washing machine?  Your child can work right along side of you.  {wink} (The post is not in English, but with the pictured step by step tutorial you can make your own.)

5. Homemade Bubbles ~ Check out this homemade bubble recipe! Who knew that you could make bubble using things you probably currently have in your kitchen! Your little one will love helping to make them as well as play with the final product!

6.  DIY Rubber Slime ~ Kids will love being scientists for a day and making their own batch of rubber slime.  Only 3 ingredients required, Elmer’s glue, liquid starch and food coloring.

7.  Tin Can Stilts {DIY Toys} ~ How fun do these homemade stilts look? Easy and inexpensive to make using unwanted tin food cans. A great way to up-cycle! Your kids will not only have a blast using the stilts but they could also help make them!  

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Spring Break Painting and Art

8.  Cork Stamped Flowers ~ Make stamps from wine corks for beautiful flowers.  You can use an x-acto knife to carve any desired shape too.

9. Paper Plate Fish Craft {Kids Craft Projects} ~ This art project is easy to set up for and super fun for your kids to make! Goes perfectly with the book “Ten Little Fish.” An educational yet fun activity perfect for preschool aged children!

10.  Rainbow Color Mixing Activity ~  Creating the colours of the rainbow is enough to brighten up any snow day, Spring Break day or holiday from school!

11.  Mess-Free Abstract Art {Artwork} ~ Here is a great idea for adults, but also for kids! Instead of giving them a tray of paints that tend to end up other places than just the canvas, just put blobs of paint right onto the canvas! This method teaches the concept of abstract art all while hopefully keeping the mess to a minimum!

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Fun Things To Do Outside 

12.  DIY Butterfly Net ~ Learn how to make a butterfly net using an embroidery hoop, ribbons and netting. You child will be chasing butterflies in no time!

13.  Nature Scavenger Hunt for Kids ~ This game is great learning tool for the kids that helps them interact with their surroundings. They’ll have a ball searching high and low for all the goodies on their list! There are 20 items total to find on the list, including special items of a certain color, shape and texture.

14.  Outdoor Activity Jar ~ With Spring break now in full effect for most families, these activity rocks are perfection! Not only a fun idea jar but also one for chores and workouts! 

15.  Make Your Own Dinosaur {School age} ~ This fun school age project involves making your own dinosaur “fossils” with small toys and Plaster of Paris. Once your fossils are made and dry, bury them in the backyard for the kids to find, excavate and break apart. This is a great project to get kids outdoors having fun.

16. Homemade Chalk Spray ~ Using a mixture of tempura paint, cornstarch, dishwashing liquid and hot water you can have fun with chalk in a spray bottle.

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Spring Crafts for Children

17.  Play Doh Bird Feeders {Craft Projects} ~ Check out this super cute way to use old play doh lids! Your kids will have a blast making these little bird feeders as well as watching the birds come to eat! A great craft project for a variety of ages to enjoy!

18.  Soda Bottle Fairy Garden House ~ Since Spring is the time to start planting, why not create a fairy garden?  Learn how to make a fab fairy house from a recycled soda bottle.

19.  Eggshell Seed Starters ~ Spring is officially here which means it’s time to start planting.  Instead of purchasing the seed starters from the store try making your own with eggshells.  They’re perfect for labeling and also as a fertilizer.  {{smiling}}

20.  How to Make Hairy Friends ~ Here is a great tutorial on how to make potted hairy friends with pictured instructions.  

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Printable Activities for Kids

21.  DIY Magnetic Paper Dolls {Sewing & Fabric Projects} ~ Looking for a fun project to create with or for your kiddos? This is a great tutorial on how to make magnetic paper dolls or whatever characters your kids are in to! Then how-to sew a simple cover to keep it altogether when the kids aren’’t playing with it.

22.  25 Ways to Use Magnetic Letters at Home {free printable} ~ Preschool and Kindergarten readiness has never been more easy than using magnetic letters to help with letter and word recognition.  Use this free printable 25 Ways to Use Magnetic Letters at Home guide to help your children learn with magnetic letters.   Some of the fun activities include making food words, alphabet train, rhyming pairs, letter in the circle, magazine match and more!

23.  Dry Erase Learning Mats ~ Here is a fun way for your preschooler to learn! After laminating these awesome printables, all you’ll need are some dry erase markers. Hours of educational fun that can be used over and over!

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Imaginary Play & Dress Up

24.  Superhero Mask ~ This superhero mask is reversible! So cute on your little superguy. Also, matching personalized superhero cape.

25.  Magician Cuffs ~ I just fell in love with these cuffs when I saw them and thought they’d make the perfect cuffs for a magician.  Wouldn’t it be cute to make a cape with these cuffs for a magician costume?

26.  No-Choke Superhero Cape ~ This is an easy, fun project that any little super hero would love!

27.  King ~ This pattern for a Wise Man crown is fabulous because you can use it to make a crown for royalty and really, who doesn’t want to be a king or prince?  I love that you can absolutely customize the shapes and colors.  {{score}}

28.  Princess Play Apron ~ Sweet little aprons that are easy to get on/off, completely washable, and perfect to play in! We made Snow White ones and are working on a tutorial for other princesses too!

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Kid Activities using Craft Supplies

29. Flower Pipe Cleaner Rings ~ Twist up some fun with these flower rings. Now your little princess can make her own rings!

30. Pipe Cleaner Sewing ~ A fun introductory to sewing using pipe cleaners and plastic canvas.

31.  Duct Tape Wallet {tutorial} ~ This easy duct tape wallet is the perfect kids wallet because the pattern is simple. It’s a fun craft for both boys and girls. Mix up patterns and colors for a customized wallet!

32.  Yarn Dolls {Easy Craft} ~ Yarn dolls are a simple and easy craft, perfect for using up that tiny bit of yarn left over from a project that isn’t really enough to be knit up into something else. This project is great for young children, allowing them to be creative without a big expense. Plus, wouldn’t these little dolls be so adorable dressed in outfits from the hobby store?

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Developmental Activities 

33.  Five Activities for Your 15 Month Old {Sensory Activities} ~ This post gives you five different activities to do with your fifteen-month old son or daughter! Each meant to be both fun and a means to clam the tornado that most fifteen months are! All the activities use things you probably already have around the house. Fun, educational and inexpensive play!

34.  DIY Sensory Water Bottle ~ Make a fun little sensory toy for your baby or toddler. It’s perfect DIY for little hands and your children will love to shake it up and see all the shiny stuff inside move around! *Don’t worry we will be using superglue to attach the cap to make it safe for little ones! 

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Free Games and Puzzles

35.  Felt Flashcards and Memory Game {Activities for Kids} ~ Any mom can tell you that the traditional number and letter card stock flashcards for kids last about 2 days before they are torn and dirty.  But these felt flashcards will hold up to a lot more kid interaction and are also a lot cuter.  Make a second set and use them for matching games.  They even have grommets so they can be stored on a key ring and prevent one of the numbers from getting lost.

36.  Ultimate Lego Table {Games and Puzzles} ~ This is not just any lego table it is the ultimate lego table for serious lego lovers! {wink} Made from a simple kids table, lego base plates and gorilla glue! Add a few storage accessories and you have a perfect table to let your kids go wild playing on and a place to store all the pieces once their done!

37.  Build a Robot Preschool Game ~ Looking for a fun and educational game for your preschooler?  This simple “Roll a Robot” game is the perfect fit!

38.  Robot Memory Game DIY {Memory Games} ~ Here is a great memory game DIY project that is so simple! All you do is download a free font, type out the robot characters, print and cut! Easy peasy! Bonus if your little guy or gal loves robots!


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