Pomphlett Primary School Horizone MAT

Pomphlett Primary School

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Help me - I'm bored!

Help me – I’m bored!

Here are 100 ideas that I’ve magpied and made-up to help you when you’ve run out of ideas.  Let me know if you have any more good ideas that I can share with the class.

  1. Do some gardening.
  2. Bake cookies for the neighbours - or your family.
  3. Explore nature and go geocaching.
  4. Act out your favourite book.
  5. Make lanyard key chains.
  6. Research an interactive museum you’d like to visit.
  7. Play in a local park or the garden.
  8. Build an indoor tent or fort.
  9. Play Frisbee.
  10. Research a book that you’d like to have from the local library.
  11. Turn on the radio and dance.
  12. Play Simon Says - an oldie, but a goldie.
  13. Dress up in last year's Halloween costumes and have a have a costume parade.
  14. Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
  15. Create something out of Papier-mâché.
  16. Make homemade play dough.
  17. Follow a no-bake recipe.
  18. Play DIY bowling: paint or decorate some two-litre bottles as make-shift bowling pins and use a football instead of a bowling ball.
  19. Plan a scavenger hunt.
  20. Make some jewellery.
  21. Host a picnic lunch -- indoors or outdoors.
  22. Learn how to tie-dye T-shirts.
  23. Pull out the dressing up box, put on funny clothes and have a photo shoot.
  24. Head outside for bird watching.
  25. Create a time capsule.
  26. Write a letter to a friend or family member and post it.
  27. Play balloon volleyball.
  28. Have a sack race.
  29. Arrange a Jenga tournament.
  30. Camp in the garden.
  31. Make up a secret handshake.
  32. Count how many times you can spin in a circle without getting dizzy.
  33. Make fruit kebabs.
  34. Create a stall.
  35. Draw murals with pavement chalk.
  36. Play leap frog with small rugs and towels strategically placed throughout the playroom or living room.
  37. Construct an indoor obstacle course.
  38. Choreograph a dance routine.
  39. Host a movie night. Plan for it by drawing tickets, making popcorn and setting up the room like a cinema.
  40. Make fizzy bath bombs.
  41. Make sock puppets -- then put on a show.
  42. Play cards.
  43. Make a friendship bracelet.
  44. Exercise those painting skills.
  45. Pull out Twister.
  46. See if you can name all the British counties.
  47. Take silly pictures with a camera.
  48. Make up your own version of Catchphrase.
  49. Host an at-home sports day, complete with tug of war, egg and spoon race and team colours.
  50. Explore small areas of nature with a magnifying glass.
  51. Experiment with science. Make a papier-mâché volcano and mix baking soda and vinegar for an explosive reaction!
  52. Learn a new card game.
  53. Host a tea party.
  54. Partake in brainteasers, such as Sudoku, crossword puzzles and word searches.
  55. Set up a game of table tennis.
  56. Ask an adult to teach you to hula hoop.
  57. Get out the skipping rope.
  58. Go on a walk and take pictures of your favourite things around the area.
  59. Break out the pots and pans and practise drumming skills.
  60. Rearrange your bedroom.
  61. Find and write to a pen pal.
  62. Blow bubbles out of the window and see where they fly.
  63. Design and make unusual sandwiches.
  64. Set up a platter of new foods.
  65. Sew a pillow. Just grab some fabric, scissors, stuffing and a needle and thread.
  66. Play Hot Potato -- use anything from a bean bag to a bar of soap.
  67. Explore the world with Google Maps -- find your home, your school, favourite spots, etc.
  68. Name that tune.
  69. Ask "what do you want to be when you grow up?" and then plan your day around that career. What would a fireman wear? What would a teacher do?
  70. Build an outdoor fort with tarpaulin and bungee rope around trees.
  71. Make up a secret language.
  72. Phone a friend. Better yet, use Skype or FaceTime.
  73. Set up a make-your-own-sundae stall.
  74. Host a watercolour night where everyone paints their favourite (fill-in-the-blank).
  75. Count and roll loose change lying around the house.
  76. Construct a family tree.
  77. Roller blade.
  78. Create a miniature garden.
  79. Run through the sprinklers or a hose.
  80. Give the family pet a bath.
  81. Reminisce about your favourite family holiday and draw pictures of everything you did to make a book.
  82. Search for four-leaf clovers.
  83. Learn magic tricks.
  84. Run relay races.
  85. Make up a fun song about the family.
  86. Write a letter to someone special (Grandma, Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy, your child's favourite athlete, etc.) then mail it.
  87. Research popular constellations. At night, head outdoors to spot nature’s bountiful creations.
  88. Publish a pretend newspaper. Give a copy to your neighbours.
  89. Learn origami.
  90. Organise a virtual play date with a friend.
  91. Try to replicate a famous painting.
  92. Learn the alphabet in sign language.
  93. Learn Morse code.
  94. Pick flowers (from your own garden, of course) and create a flower arrangement for the dining room table.
  95. Practise cartwheels, somersaults and handstands in the garden.
  96. Memorise all the British Kings and Queens.
  97. Practise your best table manners by pretending to go out to a fancy restaurant (at your own kitchen table).
  98. Construct a sun dial.
  99. Write a haiku poem.
  100. Make an eye-spy scavenger hunt (something shiny and blue, something round that makes noise, something clear, etc.)