Brilliant Idea: I'm Bored Jar

When her kids lament that they have nothing to do, my friend Yen has a genius response. “We made an ‘I’m Bored’ jar,” she says. “We came up with activity ideas together and wrote them on slips of paper. Now the jar sits on our bookcase, so they can pick it up whenever they like.”

Here are a few of the slips:

  • Build a pillow pile and jump
  • Call Grandma or Grandpa
  • Draw an object you see
  • Find ten blue things around the house
  • Kick a ball in the hallway

Brilliant, right?

P.S. Yen’s rainbow bookcase, and funny bedtime routines.

(Photo by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo)