The Boredom Box is simply a box full of ideas for your kid to do to keep them from being bored. On each piece of paper I wrote two activity ideas, one for a nice day and one for a rainy day. I used a shoebox and let Alan decorate it with markers and stickers. Together Alan and I wrote "Boredom Box" on the top. I think it looks pretty nice.
When Alan is bored from now on, I told him to come get me. I will go get the box and he can draw a piece of paper out of it. Whatever is on there and depending on the weather, we will do that activity. Afterwards, the paper goes back in and is shaken up. This will always give him something interesting to do.
Some activity ideas we put in Alan's box:
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Water Balloon Fight
Water Gun Fight
Hide and Seek
Read a Book
So far Alan has asked to use it (by himself, mind you) four times today! We did a scavenger hunt, pillow fight, played make believe and did a craft. We made a cool pop-up card for Uncle Kalvin! Alan cannot wait to see Uncle Kalvin again and give him his card. I know that Uncle Kalvin will love it so much, Alan customized it (including but not limited to: psychedelic colored cars, a drawing of Alan and Uncle Kalvin, a talking snake and tall TALL buildings) just for him! :) Alan has been really ebjoying the whole new concept so far. He loves the thing and thinks its so cool! He wanted to do all the activities today lol! Silly sweet guy! I love him so much!