If you are like me, you can NEVER have too many ideas for boredom busters with the kids.
But not all boredom busters are created equal, which is why I only share ideas with you that A) Work; and B) Have staying power. I mean, what good is a boredom buster if it doesn’t keep the kids busy for more than 30 seconds?
Also, a boredom buster gets bonus points for having a hyperbole in its name. Such as…. oh, let’s say, “EXTREME.”
Now, I wouldn’t normally suggest something as mundane as a workbook. (Ugh, doesn’t the sound of that word just make you want to cringe????) However, my son is unusual in that he loves workbooks of all kinds! (Weirdo.) He especially loves worksheets that involve numbers. Since he also likes connect the dot activities I found the perfect combination.
He adores Extreme Dot to Dots (links to books are affiliate links) books that his grandparents gave him.
I love them because they keep him EXTREMEly busy. After all, connecting 1500 dots takes time. They are also a sneaky way to get kids practicing those all important fine motor skills, as well as counting. I’ve also found they are terrific to tote along to restaurants!
The dot to dot books come in several themes like dinosaurs, animals, mythical creatures, even world landmarks. You can see all of them here.
Notice how he is studiously avoiding using the correction grip on his pencil. Ugh.
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