Beat the boredom blues and turn those frowns upside down with over 1,000 easy, fun, cost-effective play ideas for toddlers to school-aged kids. There's something for everyone--even parents--in this tried and tested one-stop book from NY Times bestselling author, Jean Oram.
"A lifesaver for parents and educators." --Kenneth, reader.
Get the kids busy and out of your hair all while helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in our busy, complicated world.
Want to be the new favorite in the family? Check out some of the fun inside 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas:
+ 101 tricky, goofy challenges for kids
+ 36 Travel games PLUS 24 more word games that can be played in the car
+ Arts and crafts (and holiday crafts, too)
+ Classic games from your childhood such as Hot Potato & Red Rover
+ Outside play ideas
+ Playground games
+ Mad scientist safe & easy experiments--including Flubber!
+ Birthday party games
+ Easy arts & crafts for all ages
+ Improv games--Human Gumby!
+ Family day trip ideas
+ Group games
+ Rainy day activities--rain painting!
+ And more play, play, play!
Now includes 26 BONUS activities for a grand total of 1,027 activities to keep your kids happy, and playing.
The brain learns by playing and play is children's work. Build smart, happy, healthy children... let's play!
A Tricky Challenge to Get You Started:
Coin Catching à la Elbow!
Put your right hand on your right shoulder. Point your elbow out in front of you. Lay a penny on the flat part of your arm just above your elbow. Without moving your arm, turn your hand so the palm of your hand is facing up. Very quickly move your elbow down and try to catch the penny with your right hand as it falls.
The record for caught pennies when I was a kid was a stack of 14. How many can you catch?
Want more fun? Try licking your elbow. Balance a spoon on your nose. Make a paper snowflake. Make an edible ice-cream cone Christmas tree. There's so much more inside! Grab 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas --and have your best sleepover, birthday party, road tip, babysitting experience, snowy day, or play time ever!