Bored Jar: if a kid complains of boredom they have to pick a slip & do the activity, good or bad. It might be going for ice cream, it might be cleaning their room. -- great idea!

Baba's 'I'm Bored' Jar, 101 activities for the jar

For my boys.

Another idea for teaching kids to pick up their stuff.

After the kiddos are done their regular chores they can pick a "work for hire" job to get money. GREAT IDEA!

Activity tower: kids feel they can "help" with cooking! great idea!

Dinner time family discussion prompts. love the idea. Use fun and silly questions for a good time. love it.

Pick-a-Stick Chores

Toy Ransom Card - mom picks up a toy that has been left out, child must do a chore to get it back.

Shaving cream filled balloons. I am not going to lie this looks like a blast.....haha

Letter walk: walk around the neighborhood looking for letters on signs, and then fold down tab on the plate. This would make a great car activity too!

Has the "I'm bored" whining started yet?? Here are 50 outdoor summer activities for your kids to check off! A bike obstacle course, a water balloon pinata and glow in the dark bowling sound like tons of fun to me!

18 Evening Activities that keep kids busy playing while we do something else

For all my mommy friends - Very cool website with activities for children birth to five. BONUS: organized by age!!!

Mom Im Bored Jar

This is great! Harley tells me she is bored all of the time!

Going to make these when my kids get older.

This could work when the kids are a bit older. They get to put so many glass or other things like rocks in the jar for making good decisions. Once the jar is full, they get to pick a treat of some sort - like going to a special place.

"Spy training" and other fun indoor activities sure to please even the most picky of kids

i am bored jar-perfect for alexis!

I might call it a "Mom, I'm Bored" jar and fill it both with jobs and fun stuff. If the kid complains of being bored, they have to draw one from the jar.