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I’m Bored Jar Printable

“I’m Bored”, we’ve all heard it before, I was sick of it so I stopped everything I was doing, sat down and designed THIS. My kids will never be bored again!

If you have been following my blog or subscribe to my newsletter, you will have seen that we are currently trying to sell our house. This means showings, always keeping our house clean, and being ten times more organized than normal. The shift from our normal existence in the land of “lived in chaos” has been challenging for the kids and as I have packed up most of their toys (it’s summer! They should be playing outside ;)) I heard the inevitable “I’m Bored” for the very last time!

I'm Bored Jar Printable

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I stopped everything I was doing, called everyone to gather my supplies (pen, scissors, glue, a jar, etc.) and made an impromptu “I’m Bored” jar. I like to call it the “Russian Roulette of Boredom.” Half the entries are chores, half the entries are imaginative inspiration such as play hide and seek, make up a song and preform it, make a fort, or write a card for someone, etc. Then I figured I may as well put it together as a printable for other people to use too! And voila, the “I’m Bored” jar was born, complete with a cute little poem I wrote for the occasion. Simply fill in your name and email and you should receive the free printable within an hour! Please do not share this download link with anyone, if you want to share this, you can pin it above or use the handy share buttons at the bottom!

The results have been phenomenal. The kids want to do it because it feels like a game, I no longer hear “I’m bored”, and when they do get a chore (which is often) they do it laughing all the while, finishing it fast so they can try again. SUCCESS!


What are you going to use your blank papers for? Chores or activities? Comment below!

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!