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Boredom Busters

When the kids are stuck indoor and don't want to play on the computer or their favourite console games and there's nothing on the television - or you just want to have some good old fashioned fun then check out the sites below where we've listed tons of stuff that the whole family can get involved in.

We've not forgotten those good old fashioned outdoor games and activities either
check our Family Activities and Games for Outdoors and Sunny Days

THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY

  • Activity Village - Kids Crafts - things to do and make
  • Activity Village - Family Recipes - recipes for baking and recipes for slime, playdough and bubbles. Why not try the fizzy sherbet recipe and make science fun?
  • All Free Crafts - lots to do and make
  • Art School Online - learn to draw desert, grassland, forest and ocean animals
  • Bored Kids Web site - recipes, things to do, places to go
  • Bordedombusters.co.uk- lots of ideas (inc. cleaning your room!!!)
  • Calendars - get the kids to make the calendars - fabulous choice
  • CBeebies I Can Cook - make the yummy recipes seen on screen
  • CBeebies Things To Do - more great ideas from the CBeebies gang
  • Colour by Numbers - print out and follow the numbers to create masterpieces
  • Connect the Dots - mainly for little 'uns, connect then colour
  • Cool Science - explore biology, science for cool kids
  • Door Knob Hangers - kids love these - huge choice
  • Download A Dinosaur - download the shape, colour and construct your dinosaur
  • Enchanted Learning - another US site stuffed full with ideas
  • Funroom - US postage only so you can't shop at this site but there are plenty of free craft ideas and recipes
  • Libraries- many libraries have special fun days or to check out the local info
  • Making Friends.Com - more american craft ideas for pre schoolers
  • Online Fuzzy Felt - a cyber update for the fuzzy classic
  • Paper Airplanes - Alex's Paper Airplanes - amazing how kids still love these
  • Paper Snowflakes - start practicing for the Christmas decorations
  • Show Me - listings of events and children's activities in museums and galleries around the country - find out what fun stuff is happening at a museum near you. The Show Me web site is updated weekly, and is linked to the National Curriculum so could help with homework as well!
  • Solar System Simulator - NASA lets you experience the wonder of a planetarium in your own home ... great for older kids
  • Toy Theatre - full instructions on how to make your own toy theatre
  • Try Science At Home - when you've chosen your experiment click the Try It Offline button for full instructions
  • UncleFred.com - learn to draw with Uncle Fred also free printables Make tents and host tea parties for toys
  • Get bandages or toilet rolls and let the grown-up be the patient
  • Visit the supermarket and stock up on cardboard boxes - make houses, castles, shops, great for mini slides (from the sofa), or to use as a punch bag
  • Let the kids loose with your old make-up/jewellery/clothes
  • Play hide and seek, scavenger hunt, I-spy (use colours for little 'uns)
  • Check out the local leisure centre/council offices