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Boredom Busters for Kids

These kids’ winter boredom busters will make your time during the cold months much easier.

We homeschool, so having lots of fun ways to engage the kids that aren’t electronic is key to survival.

I’ll break them into groups, so you can pick and choose or look into what fits your family best.


Some of our boys’ (9 and 7 as I write this) favorite games are the ones they come back to time and time again.

We have all kinds of family games laying around. However, the ones I added are those they can play together easily without adult help.

Everything in this post is linked to make your life easier!

  1. Chinese Checkers
  2. Stratego
  3. Chess Teacher Board
  4. Mastermind
  5. Ticket to Ride
  6. Jenga
  7. Sorry
  8. Trouble
  9. Clack
  10. Connect 4

STEM Boredom Busters

Our boys have really enjoyed these games that not only entertain, but also keep their brains working!

  1. Magnetic Sticks
  2. Magnetic Blocks
  3. Marble Run
  4. Gears Gears Gears!
  5. K’Nex
  6. Lego
  7. Plus Plus Blocks
  8. Zoom Tubes
  9. Lincoln Logs
  10. Gecko Bot


We like to keep bins like these clear ones so the kids can see their options.

Some of the best artsy things we’ve kept around the house that the boys keep coming back to are the following:

  1. Watercolor Easel
  2. Pearler Beads (you’ll need an iron)
  3. Sketch Pads
  4. Paper Airplane Books
  5. Paints + Brushes + Kraft Paper
  6. Kinetic Sand
  7. Mad Matter
  8. Scratch Paper
  9. Sand Art
  10. Paint By Sticker

Indoor Movement

Our kids are usually outside when the weather isn’t so cold they can’t stand it.

However, days like yesterday when it was 17 but felt like -6, they need some fun, physical movement indoors.

These are the ways we get the wiggles out at our house.

  1. Balance Board
  2. Hover Board
  3. Hippity Hop
  4. Hockey
  5. Fort Building
  6. BeyBlades
  7. Magnetic Darts
  8. Indoor Basketball
  9. Mini Trampoline
  10. Jump Rope

Good Reads

It’s always helpful to have some go-to books that the kids love so much they read over and over again.

Here’s a list of super affordable books that will keep your kids reading and rereading for years to come!

Final Thoughts on Boredom Busters

I hope these boredom busters for the kids will make your time together fun.

We have slowly built up these in our home over the years, especially during holidays and birthdays.

It’s been so very worth it!

More than 40 kids' winter boredom busters for you to pull out on those extra cold or rainy days or weeks to make your time together fun!

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