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16 Printable Activities for Kids [Boredom Busters]

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Here are 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!

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

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Activities for Kids

build a monster printable kit

1.  Your kids will have a blast building a monster with this free printable kit from Somewhat Simple! She’s provided horns, arms, legs, eyes, bodies, and mouths so all you need to provide is scissors, glue, maybe some extra paper, and imagination!

make your own chore chart

2. These “I Spy” free printable game sheets for kids are a great boredom buster! Offered by The Pragmatic Parent, just download, print and play!

dinosaur match game

3. Here’s a fun printable dinosaur shape match game to help toddlers and preschoolers learn about shapes with some cheery dinos! Designed by The Artsty Craftsy Mom!

road trip in a box

4. You know how road trips can be torture? The Dating Divas have made taking road trips FUN! Their fun-filled Road Trip in a Box has EVERY car trip activity idea you need while traveling with kids! WOW!

plan a garden activity for kids

5. This Plan a Garden printable activity will help your kids plan their own garden! How great is that? Sunny Day Family make it easy AND fun!

I spy game sheets

6. Make your own age appropriate chore chart for your kiddo! You can use these age appropriate chore lists from The Trip Clip to create a chore chart that’s just right for your kids.

free printable birthday gameCreate a Board Game All About Your Family

Printable Worksheets

free Summer Fun List

7.  Print out this free Summer Fun List {sorry, it appears that the blog that hosts this printable is no longer online} 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:

  • Jen from Tater Tots and Jello created this Summer time Activities Bucket List. Print out these cute idea cards and draw one out each day.  Or print out the blank ones and fill them in yourself.
  • This Phineas and Ferb 104 Days of Summer Calendar found on Gluesticks Blog is fun – You can fill our this 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.

Free File Folder Games

8.  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. {sorry, it appears that this blog is no longer hosted online, but we still love the idea.}

Free Paper Dolls

Fairy Tale Paper Doll printable

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

More Free Printable Paper Dolls:

Imaginary Play

Summer lemonade stand

10.  Cute printable labels and stickers for your own Summer lemonade stand by The Shy Socialites.  Available in original yellow or pink lemonade.

More Imaginary Play Printables:

Printable Board GamesDon't Eat Pete Game

11.  This Don’t Eat Pete Game by Tip Junkie 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

12.  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. {sorry, it appears that this blog is no longer hosted online, but we still love the idea.}

Reading Activities

Summer Reading Kit for Kids

13.  Summer Reading Kit for Kids – A kit by Creative Mamma 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} -

14.  Alphabet Flashcards {printable alphabet letters} – These adorable alphabet flashcards by Homemade by Jill 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.

  • Toddler Activity Book – Print out this little book by Tip Junkie and enjoy a whole new world with your toddler. Perfect for ages 12 months to 4 years old.
  • Special Days Booklet – With fun themed days and activities to match by Tip Junkie, such as Green Day or Circle Day.  You’ll have so much fun gathering things around your home to make a special themed day for your kids.

Free Bingo Cards & Memory Games

Shop With Me Bingo {Printable Bingo Cards for Kids}15.  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 by Happy Go Lucky.  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 16.  How to make Angry Birds Balloon Animals – Are you or someone you know a fan of the popular iPhone Game Angry Birds? Maybe you’re 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 by The Party Animal.

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.

16 Printable Activities for Kids [Boredom Busters]

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