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My son’s first day of school was today, but I know many of you still have at least a few more weeks left of summer. We hit the dreaded “I’m bored” phase early into summer break. In Arizona, unless you are swimming it is too hot to be outside. We spent many days painting (indoors) at As You Wish and one of our first projects was a Bored Jar. We filled it with popsicle sticks that had kid friendly activities written on them. When we were having a particularly boring day, I let my kids pick from the jar. It was a fun way to minimize screen time and get my kids playing in a creative way. I think I’ll continue using the bored jar on weekends and with my toddler during the week!
Jar (painted at As You Wish)
10-20 popsicle sticks
Black permanent marker
Step 1: Go to As You Wish Pottery and paint a “bored jar”. Liz, a fabulous artist at As You Wish, painted this one!
Step 2: Wrap 1/4 of the popsicle sticks in different colors washi tape.
Step 3: Come up with a list of “bored jar” activities together and write the activities on the popsicle sticks in permanent marker. Some examples include: make popsicles, play with chalk, make bubble wands, paint at As You Wish, etc.
Step 4: Place the sticks in the “bored jar”. When your kids either say that they are bored or you want to do a fun summer activity together, pull out a stick and do what it says.
Don’t forget to check out all the upcoming painting classes that As You Wish is offering! What activity will you add to your bored jar?