9 Boredom Busters for Spring Break



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Spring break usually involves battling the “I’m bored” refrain to some degree, but this year—with no ability to travel and no camps running for kids—it’s going to be a little extra tricky. Do yourself a favour and pick up a few new boredom busters, for the week ahead and for the summer months just around the corner.

Grey climbing rope with box and multicoloured anchors
Arts and crafts kit
Box featuring green and orange bug playground toy
Black and neon yellow bouncy ball
Colourful tye-dye kit
Multicoloured yarn water balloons
Neon yellow and black climber
Neon yellow ring frisbee

For your outdoor artist: Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Unicorn Horns

Why we love it: Swirly chalk in the shape of unicorn horns? Yes, please! Draw a multicoloured tic-tac-toe or hopscotch game and pay with your kiddos, for extra fun. $5, mastermindtoys.com

For kids with boundless energy: Slackers 8' Ninja Rope

Why we love it: If your kids are literally climbing the walls (or anything else indoors), send them outside and let them go wild. This simple rope climber can be used alone or connected to a larger ninja climbing course. $35, sportchek.ca

For your crafty kiddo: Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library

Why we love it: With this many art supplies in one case, they’ll be busy for hours (or at least long enough for you to enjoy a cup of coffee). You’re welcome. $50, chapters.indigo.ca

For your aspiring scientist: Smart Lab Bug Playground

Why we love it: If your little one is always asking to keep bugs as pets, this is sure to keep them busy over spring break. And just look at that super cute slide! $23, mastermindtoys.com

For kids who want to touch the sky: Waboba Moon Ball

Why we love it: This bright, bouncy moon ball that looks like it could come from outer space has gravity-defying features and is perfect for enjoying with siblings on a sunny day at the park. $10, sportchek.ca

For your trendy tween: Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

Why we love it: Who knew that tie-dye would make a comeback (again)? It's really having a moment, and all you need to get in on it is a white t-shirt (or any light coloured fabric item, really), this kit and a kid who wants to make their own groovy mark. chapters.indigo.ca, $20

For eco-friendly water fun: Refillery Market Reusable Water Balloons

Why we love them: Stay cool the earth-friendly way with these soft, colourful water balloons (or sponges, really -- they're made from super-absorbent yarn and you just dunk 'em!) that can be used over and over again. Made from recycled textiles, they’re less waste, less mess and all fun. #3/each, refillerymarket.ca

For kids who always ask to go to the park: Eezy Peezy Jungle Gym

Why we love it: One benefit of a later spring break this year is (fingers crossed!) nicer weather, and this outdoor climber is genius for the backyard. Park schmark. It's a little more of an investment but you'll enjoy it for years. $220, mastermindtoys.com

For your sporty brood: Aerobie Pro Flying Ring

Why we love it: This is an oldie but a goodie. Aerobie has been around for ages and with good reason -- it can fly up to 100 feet, is affordable and can make for hours of fun (think distance contests, ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf and more!). Just be sure you have a way to retrieve it from the roof or a tree occasionally. $15, canadiantire.ca
For your outdoor artist: Crayola Sidewalk Chalk Unicorn Horns
For kids with boundless energy: Slackers 8' Ninja Rope
For your crafty kiddo: Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library
For your aspiring scientist: Smart Lab Bug Playground
For kids who want to touch the sky: Waboba Moon Ball
For your trendy tween: Jacquard Tie Dye Kit
For eco-friendly water fun: Refillery Market Reusable Water Balloons
For kids who always ask to go to the park: Eezy Peezy Jungle Gym
For your sporty brood: Aerobie Pro Flying Ring

Looking for other ways to keep kids busy? Try a snack-tivity session in the kitchen or these cute rock art crafts!

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