50 Responses to “I’m Bored” – Scout Parenting

If you’re a parent, then you probably hear the phrase, “I’m bored,” at least three times a week. Have you run out of responses? No problem – we’ve compiled 50 canned responses for the next time you hear how bored your children are.

  1. Listen to music.
  2. Clean your room.
  3. Draw a picture.
  4. Make a list of your favorite foods.
  5. Organize your closet.
  6. Take the dog on a walk.
  7. Have a picnic.
  8. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk.
  9. Look at old pictures.
  10. Have a lemonade stand/bake sale.
  11. Do your homework.
  12. Take pictures.
  13. Watch a movie.
  14. Learn some new magic tricks.
  15. Play board games.
  16. Make up a card game.
  17. Play hide-and-seek.
  18. Find some toys to get rid of.
  19. Write a story.
  20. Put on a play.
  21. Go to the neighbor’s house.
  22. Pull weeds from the garden.
  23. Have a fashion show.
  24. Go swimming.
  25. Watch YouTube videos and learn a new skill.
  26. Teach the dog a new trick.
  27. Play soccer.
  28. Draw your favorite movie character.
  29. Have a staring contest.
  30. Make a time capsule.
  31. Make jewelry out of things you can only find outside.
  32. Make slime.
  33. Make an army out of play-dough.
  34. Find a new book to read.
  35. Play hopscotch.
  36. Learn a new language.
  37. Make up a new language.
  38. Give your friends a makeover.
  39. Learn how to french braid.
  40. Pull a friendly prank on a family member.
  41. Sing your least-favorite songs, and change them until you like them.
  42. Write poetry.
  43. Write a letter to someone you love.
  44. Create a new recipe.
  45. Tie-dye some old clothing.
  46. Help Mom clean the house.
  47. Go outside and go bird-watching.
  48. Play fetch with the dog.
  49. Climb trees.
  50. Take a nap.