Unlock Your Imagination: More than 250 Boredom Busters Hardcover – 4 September 2018
Whether it's a rainy day or a sunny afternoon, you'll find plenty to make, play, and do. There’s something in it for everyone. A good balance of creative and outdoor activities in one huge illustrated guide with board games included.
With everything from writing a story to creating your own obstacle course or making paper airplanes to recycling, you'll be hard-pressed to find a child who can't find something to enjoy in this kids book. Packed with fun facts and rainy (or not so rainy) day activities, it's the perfect boredom buster for screen-free, on-the-go entertainment, nurturing children’s natural curiosity and imagination.
While there are activities that might require purchasing some craft supplies, plenty only requires your imagination or things that you can find around the house or garden. What's great is that it's designed to encourage children to put their own spin on anything they try in some way or another.
What sets this educational book apart is the box at the back with everything you need to play checkers, chess, and snakes-and-ladders. The playing pieces are made from card, and you get to build the dice yourself.
Some activities require an adult to join in on the fun, but overall, it gives a lot of freedom and gender-neutral fun. Get creative and even dramatic to build confidence and bust boredom in many different ways.
Never Be Bored Again!
This book contains more than 250 awesome things for you to make and do. Put down your electronic device and unleash the power of your brain with challenges, crafts, creative learning, and oh-so-many cool games for kids.
Put on a play - write the script, make props, and more. Play some of the cool road trip games like I-Spy and storytelling. Perform magic tricks, write a song, discover all the different games you can play with a frisbee. The list goes on!
With so many fun activities for kids to try, here is a small taste of what you'll get up to:
- Write a story
- Make a bee hotel
- Create an obstacle course
- Learn some super cool illusions
- Invent a board game of your own design
- And much, much more!
Never be bored again!
This book contains more than 250 awesome things for you to make and do.
Put down your electronic device and unleash the power of your brain—with games, challenges, crafts, and creative learning.
Build a mini golf course, set a treasure hunt, or learn how to become a spy.
It's time to unlock your imagination!
Birds are everywhere! If you'd like to see some a little closer than usual, try leaving food out for them. This snazzy bird feeder is a colorful way to feed your feathered friends.
You will need:
- A milk or juice carton
- Cardboard and paint for decoration
- Bird seed
Different types of food will attract different birds. If you don't have any bird seed, you could try leaving out some fruits, nuts, or even worms!
Create this Plate Penguin from our Recycled Animals project! Each craft features something you might usually throw away.
Use glue to stick the flaps down once you've folded them. These folds will be the penguin's wings and head.
Stick googly eyes onto your penguin's face. Cut its beak and feet from orange paper, then stick them on.
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- Language : English
- Hardcover : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1465473858
- ISBN-13 : 978-1465473851
- Reading age : 6 - 9 years
- Best Sellers Rank: 32,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I would recommend this for an enforced period without TV or gadgets, and I remember many of them from my own childhood, from simple colouring in, forming clubs with membership cards, magic tricks, paper chains, making comics (I still have a magazine myself and a friend made over 50 years ago!). Some of them are brilliant like making pompoms and pompom creatures, growing cress, bubble painting, and glow in the dark slime. I think girls will love the fortune teller, which we all learned to make at school, and boys might be persuaded to try the obstacle course.
Good luck in prising them away from the TV, gadgets, and computer games.
The book isn't cheap but even if it occupies a few non-screen hours every day over the holidays, it's worth its weight in gold.
It is quite a hefty weight, having the first half full of fun ideas, games and crafts. The back half is a built in card container of board games where you also get to construct your dice and boards.
There is an index to make it easier to look up a project and find it quickly.
The ideas look attractive. Some I recognise from childhood but most I do not.
There is how to make your own Snowglobe with a glass jar and glitter, how to make paper planes, set up a homemade lemonade stall. Simple instructions on how to play chess. And much much more, including playground games for a number of kids to play together.
There is no gender separation and there are so many idea that I would expect there to be something for all. At least one thing.
This does include instructions for slime though that seems to be everywhere anyway.
I am keen to show this to my grandchildren and encourage them to spend more time making things and less time on their screens. I find that most kids will do other things if you have the ideas and and interact with them. This book saves me racking my depleted memory cells for inspirations.