Ultimate List of Fun for Kids: 150 Hands-On Activities, Crafts, Games and Ideas to Keep Kids Busy

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When you have kids you need ideas to keep them from getting bored.  We should know as we have five little ones. :)  So we asked some of our friends to share their best ideas on boredom busters – those ideas to give your kids when they need a little help to overcome those moments (or hours) of boredom.

We have compiled the ideas below with links right to the source (see the links below each of the images).  Plus don’t miss our Bored Busters “Bored” Game that we posted earlier this summer; maybe you can take some of your favorite ideas from here and add them to your own bored bag.

Are you ready?  Get set!  Stop the boredom!

1. Beach Blanket Tic Tac Toe Tutorial
2. Egg Carton Flower Prints
3. Balloon Bopperseasy Kids Fun
4. Duck Tape Art Portfolio
5. Hanging Door Flag
6. Toilet Paper Roll Aliens
7. Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial
8. How to Make No Sew Upcycled Fabric Bookmark
9. How to Make Your Own Chia Pet 2
10. Kids Craft Idea Make Fairy Garden Rocks
11. Outdoor Childrens Activity Make Fairy Bracelets
12. Marble Tubes Game
13. Craft Camp Day 4 Rhinestone Headbands
14. 20 Of The Best Water Balloon Games
15. Craft Camp Summer Straw Bead Necklace

1. Peanut Butter Playdough
2. DIY Watering Can
3. Kid Crafts Painting Rocks Using Crayons
4. Watercolor Tote Bag Paint Pens
5. Button Pipe Cleaner Caterpillars
6. Games Crafts Kids Boredom Busters Summer
7. Crafts With Kids Outdoor Spray Painting
8. Clothespin Catapult
9. Noahs Ark Spaghetti Craft
10. How to Make A Pinwheel Template
11. The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe
12. Owl Bucket Craft
13. Paper Crafts Round Up Three Crafts
14. Craft It Sit Upon Using Vinyl Tablecloth
15. T Shirt Rag Rug Using Hula Hoop from Family Fun Magazine

1. DIY Library Bag
2. Monsters University Cootie Catcher
3. Talk Bullying Kids Anti Bullying Craft
4. How Organize Summer
5. Best Boredom Busters Bored Game
6. Butterfly Pasta Canvas Art
7. Spray Chalk Kids Activity
8. Dinosaur Craft Paper Tube Craft
9. Make Ice Cream Bag
10. Magnet Dress Up A Huge Silhouette Blow Out Bundle
11. 60 Days Of Summer Fun
12. DIY Dinosaur Fossils
13. Create Outdoor Theater Summer Oshkoshsummer
14. Painting Shells With Kids
15. Salt Dough Flower Fingerprints

1. DIY Oriole Feeders
2. Plant A Truffula Tree With Me
3. Tissue Box Crafts For Kids
4. Puppet Theatre from A Cardboard Box
5. Our Water Wall
6. Chick Craft Loofah
7. Easy DIY Wrapped Bracelets
8. DIY Bubble Soap
9. Ice Balloon Balls
10. Kid Safe DIY Homemade Paint
11. Easy Kids Craft Make Cloud Dough
12. Diaper Box to A Treasure Chest Tutorial
13. Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders
14. Random But Cool How to Make Bouncy Balls from Common Household Items
15. Scratch And Sniff Jello Painting

1. Sun Catcher Vases
2. Toilet Paper Roll Band
3. Glow Dark Fireflies Jar Craft
4. Foam Block Pool Spelling
5. DIY Art
6. Melted Crayon Art Tutorial
7. Feature Friday Popsicle Bracelets
8. Kids Craft Recycled Tin Can Windsocks
9. Marshmallow Shooters
10. Spring Time Tic Tac Toe
11. Rock Candy Tutorial
12. Homemade Microwave Puffy Paint
13. Easy DIY Rainbow Paver Hopscotch
14. 80’s Inspired Splatter Painted Shirts
15. Upcycling Paper Beads

1. Camp Mom Oil Water Science For Kids
2. Simple Science Color Changing
3. Dreamcatchers
4. Streamer Rainbows
5. Design Dazzle Summer Camp Perler Bead
6. Easy DIY Homemade Moon Sand
7. Dinosaur Activity Pack Printable
8. Monster Activity Pack Printable
9. Kindergarten Cutting Activity
10. Spring Paper Chain
11. Creative Corks
12. I Spy Jars How to Make Them
13. Alphabet Balloon Pop
14. Chinese Lanterns Dragons
15. Tattoo Eggs

1. Melted Bead Sun Catcher Tutorial
2. Summer Boredom Buster DIY Slip N Slide
3. Rainbow Bubble Snakes
4. Ice Block Excavation Attempt
5. Water Balloon Target Practice
6. $1 Entertainment: Silly Spaghetti Sensory Bin
7. Exciting Train Themed Activities
8. Back to Basics Kick The Can
9. How to Make A Sponge Water Bomb
10. Last Minute Games With Paper Products
11. Ladybug Rocks For Your Garden
12. Paper Plate Kite
13. DIY Kiddie Car Wash
14. Painted Rock Garden Markers
15. Paper Plate Sand Dollars

1. Recycled CD Ladybugs
2. Paper Plate Fruit
3. Recycled Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner
4. Seashell Fish
5. Ladybug Craft Sun Visors
6. Sea Creature Sand Castle Cans
7. Paper Plate Frisbees
8. Styrofoam Cup Sea Crabs
9. Paper Plate Tropical Fish
10. Rock Bees
11. Pony Bead Fish
12. Easy Monster Stick Puppets
13. Kids 3D Art Canvas
14. How to Dye Yarn With Kool Aid
15. Make Fun Fourth July Flip Flops

1. Kool Aid Candy Dots
2. 101 Fun And Free Things to Do Outside With Your Kids
3. Outdoor Color Station
4. Glitter Finger Paint
5. Were Going On Water Balloon Hunt
6. Q Tips And Straws Fine Motor Skills
7. Easy Summer Craft Collage Flag
8. Shiny Starry Night Mirror Painting
9. Marshmallow Paint
10. Homemade Glow In The Dark Slime Recipe
11. Home Made Moon Sand Recipe
12. DIY PVC Water Fun
13. Pinterest Challenge Teepee No Not Toilet Paper
14. Garden Tea Party
15. Glow Dark Boredom Buster

1. Plastic Cup Boredom Buster
2. Racing Pom Pom Balls
3. DIY Marble Bowling Game
4. A Scavenger Hunt And Make
5. DIY Kaleidoscope Rice
6. Its Not A Glitter Wand
7. Minute Project Paperclip Bookmarks
8. Paper Plate Ring Toss Game
9. How to Marble With Nail Polish
10. Make Your Own Sponge Blocks
11. Paper Bag Puppet Kit
12. Edible Bingo Game Free Printables
13. Building With Marshmallows and Toothpicks
14. Quick Easy Pompom Play
15. Fall Crafts For Kids Cellophane Stained Glass

Do you have any other ideas?  We would love it if you would share below in the comments.  Even tell us which of these are your favorite.

See our Thrifty Kids Page for More Ideas HERE

See the Fun For Kids Pinterest Board HERE


  1. says

    This a wonderful list of activities and games for children! Whenever I babysit, I like to take the children to a local pottery painting studio, and we always have such a good time. Thanks so much for sharing!

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