Boy-friendly boredom busters

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Boy-friendy Boredom Busters

During the Summer, we tend to hear “I’m bored” a little too often.While it’s tempting to let my boys veg out and watch their favorite movies, or play video games so that I can get a little break, I don’t want to depend on those things to keep them entertained. I’m planning quite a few electronic-free days each week this Summer, so here’s a round-up of some activities that made it onto our list. Many of them use materials you already have around the house.

We have approximately five million Hot Wheels cars, so this DIY Cardboard Jump Box from Frugal Fun for Boys is right up our alley!


Did you ever think you could combine Nerf guns and Minecraft? Well, Housing a Forest thought it would be a great idea and came up with these awesome Minecraft Nerf gun targets. Maybe they can keep my boys from shooting each other for a little while!


Check out this fun Monsters University Party Game from Mommy Testers! It’s made mostly of foam and uses figurines you might already have if you have a Monsters fan. And it’s not just for parties, you can use it every day!

DIY Monsters University party game

Another fun (but a little more messy) project is Painting on and with Hot Wheels Cars from the blog Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.  With boys at different ages and stages I think this would be one that would please all of them!


Looks like those cars need a good cleaning. How about this fun Fizzy Foaming Car Wash from Fun At Home With Kids? You probably have everything you need for it in your pantry and kitchen!

car wash

I love East Coast Mommy’s idea of inviting friends over for a Pirate Play Date. Who doesn’t love pirates? You can really get creative with some fun snacks and keep the kids busy with an exciting treasure hunt! Just be careful no one gets hurt while sword fighting.


Get in some more target practice with this Nerf gun Shooting Range from Busy Kids = Happy Mom. You probably have a stack of plastic cups lying around, and you can even add some Lego guys or other mini action figures to your towers!



If you have dinosaur fans, you can have a fun afternoon making fossils like in this post from Familylicious. And when you’re done you can bury them in the sand box and let the kids dig them up!


When you’re looking for a fun way to tell the kids you’re going somewhere cool, do it with Magic Ink!  Sandy Toes and Popsicles show us how easy it is.


And don’t forget about some of the great boredom busters and crafts we have here at The Rockin’ Boys Club!
Make A Soap Cloud
Duct Tape Magic Wallet
…and bust some boredom by letting your LEGO lover enter our weekly LEGO Challenge for a chance to win a gift card!


  1. Thanks for including our nerf guns. Pinning now! ;)

  2. Jaime “FSPDT” JJ says

    Thanks so much for sharing our hot wheel painting!

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