Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Boredom Box

It's school holidays .. and while so far the kids have been pretty good there is still the odd occassion where you ask what they want to do and get the standard answer of "I don't know". So I decided to do something about that!! I came up with The Boredom Box idea. Now how it works is you give the box a big shake and the kids pick out a chip. On each of the 50 chips that are in the box is an activity that the kids can do. Things like bike riding, puzzles, blocks, trampoline, movies etc etc. On the top of the box is a spinner. Now depending on what they pull out of the box they might have to spin the arrow on the spinner e.g. they pull the ice cream chip out of the box. On the Spinner it says HOME GMA YOU OUT so if the arrow lands on GMA we go have ice cream with Grandma, or OUT we go have ice cream somewhere out etc.



I used poker chips a wooden treasure chest box and lots of Mod Podge for this project! And I am totally stoked at how it turned out!!






Now I know Riley is just dying to try this one out tomorrow!!!

5 comments:

Jennie said...

this is sooo awesome!!! very clever!!

PaisleyJade said...

This is amazing! Such a cool idea - and you've done it so well.

Fay said...

Wow, thats a fantastic idea!

Widge said...

Awesome!

Jamey said...

Where did you get this idea from? So cool!!!