Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer "I'm Bored" Jar

This is our Summer "I'm Bored" jar.  Everyone has seen these floating all over Pinterest.  I thought I would make one for my 11 year old daughter, Elyse.  Elyse enjoys being active and crafty and always wants to know what the plans are for the day.

Since Ryan and Jake are perfectly content playing cars all day, the sticks in this jar were made especially for Elyse with things I thought she would enjoy.

In addition to this jar, I have also made 5 "Family Date" envelopes for things a little more fun and that require us to get out of the house.  I'll post those as soon as we start opening.  I had originally made 6 because Elyse wanted to come out for 6-7 weeks but had to eliminate the 6th date and combine the activities elsewhere since she is only out here for 5 weeks this summer.

Elyse may choose one stick per day and we will do the activity in the stick.  If any materials are needed for the activity, they have already been purchased.

1. Water Paint
2. Bake Brownies
3. Root beer Floats
4. Bake Cupcakes
5. Make Homemade Lipgloss
6. DIY Canvases
7. Sidewalk Paint
8. Shower Liner Village Mat
9. Design new hairstyles and take funny pictures of them all.
10. Hoola Hoop Contest in Wii Fit
11. Go the the Library
12. Water Balloon Fight
13. Go to the Splash pad
14. Picnic at the Park
15. Perform a Dance (make one up to a song)
16. Make Rice Krispy Treats
17. Wash the Cars
18. Play 3 Different Board Games
19. Complete a Puzzle
20. Make Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
21. Make Homemade Bookmarks
22. Make a T-shirt with Puffy Paint
23. DDR on Wii
24. Decorate Driveway with Sidewalk Chalk

There are 24 sticks and 5 family date envelopes.  Plus in June is Ryan's 3rd birthday/Father's Day, Ryan's birthday party, and we're also going camping. So that takes care of at least one activity for the 34 days Elyse will be here.

The calendar in my phone is filled with all the story times and free kids events.  Ryan has gym class on Tuesday nights, sports class on Saturday mornings, and we have a pool right down the street to go swimming any day we want.

Happy Summer to meee!