This post is coming from desperation to NOT turn on the tv or computer at the drop of a hat. We have limited Hannah's tv time to 30 minutes a day. (If your child watches more than that, there is NO judgment here. Us, as a family, are going through a season of wanting to limit tv time and do more engaging things with each other) Maybe she will watch it but maybe she won't it just depends on what we have going on that day. She loves "The Electric Company" and watches that at 5pm. But I don't want to just turn on the tv because she loves it. She would watch tv ALL day long. Seriously.
So, what are some things to do with your kids when you don't know what to do with them.....or they are bored and they don't know what to do. This is my small list:
1. Read books
2. Draw pictures
3. Play dress-up
7. Make someone a card
12. Organize Photos
14. Help a neighbor with raking leaves, shoveling snow, serving a meal, etc.
17. Crafts related to the current holiday
Even though we are not in Summer, currently, this website lists 200 things to do with your bored kids.