I'm bored. What Can I Do?

I get asked, "What can I do?" a lot, particularly from a certain eight-year-old I know.  My standard answer is, "Honey, it's not my job to entertain you, so you need to look around our great big house and find something to do."  She doesn't tend to like that response, but when I tell her she could memorize a poem, she seems to suddenly be able to come up with something to do on her own ;)

Just to help her out (and also to keep myself from feeling like a broken record), I printed and posted the following:

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY FREE TIME?


  • write letters

  • swim

  • trampoline

  • ride bikes

  • build with legos

  • set up a train/hot wheels/lincoln logs

  • draw using books from the drawing shelf in schoolroom

  • use stamps

  • ask grammy and pop pop if you can help them in any way

  • read

  • run laps around the circle

  • do a computer game (30 minute time limit)

  • craft

  • puzzles

  • organize the Tupperware

  • memorize a Bible verse

  • sidewalk chalk

  • play a board game

  • research a subject you want to learn more about.  Make a notebook page about it and illustrate it.

  • work in the garden

  • copy a poem and illustrate it

  • play softball

  • make an obstacle course

  • roller skate

  • play store

  • play house


WHAT CAN I HAVE FOR A SNACK?


  • whatever is in the snack jars

  • fruit

  • almonds

  • cheese sticks