Summer 2022 Busy Bag for Kids

“Mom, I’m bored!” “Mom, the Wi-Fi isn’t working!!” (This legit just happened to us the other day, modem and router died at the same time and it was practically the end of the world as we knew it, lol!) “Mom is it cool if we surf down the stair on sleeping bags?”  For those moments during Summer Break when you need to bust their boredom, when the Wi-Fi goes out, or when their imaginations highjack all common sense, busy bags to the rescue! So, what exactly are Busy Bags?

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LEGO + Stationery= Boredom Buster

Summer break means road trips, long days outdoors, swimming, family vacation, running through the sprinkler, grilling, flip flops, Slip N Slide, popsicles, sidewalk chalk, chasing fireflies, s’mores, etc. And let’s be honest, it wouldn’t be summer break without the occasional vocal complaint, “I’m bored”. So I am on the hunt for fun toys, trinkets, educational items, etc. to help them combat their boredom (more info coming soon…two words, Busy Bags!) and I came across LEGO Stationary!


Santoki, LLC introduced LEGO Stationery! #LEGOStationery

This one-of-a-kind product consists of an assortment of buildable school supplies that use LEGO elements and all work together as a system.


The collection includes a colorful assortment of pencils, erasers, pens, markers, journals, organizers and buildable rulers. What’s so cool about the product is that kiddos can build on the products and create something while learning!


These look so cool, I can’t reisist, and I think my kiddos will totally have their boredom busted by this! I will keep y’all posted and share my thoughts once it arrives.


FYI- If anyone happens to be attending LEGO KidsFest in Louisville, you’ll also be able to try them out at the show: Santoki has an activity area devoted to playing and coloring with the product line.

LEGO Stationery is available at Barnes & Noble, LEGOLAND California Resort, Legoland Florida Resort, all LEGO Discovery Centers, Amazon, and Boxed Lunch!

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101 Kid- Approved Boredom Busters!

“I’m bored!” Said no mom, ever! Lol! 😂Meanwhile the kiddos have already blown through their Summer Busy Bag & are dropping the “b” word like it’s hot! Here’s 101 kid approved ideas to help bust their boredom. (Pics have links too, simply click on them)

1. Build a fort

2. Have a Rainbow Loom Marathon

3. Build a Lego world!

4. Get out the Slip N Slide

5. Make sidewalk fizzy paint

6. Have a puppet show with homemade sock puppets



7.  Make edible play dough

8.   Edible finger paint

9. Sign up and participate in the Summer Reading program at your local library


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10. Make your own art

11. Host an Art Show displaying said art

12. Have a lemonade stand

13. Make bathtub paint

14. Tactile tubs

15. Go on a Scavenger Hunt

16. Have fun with Science Experiments

17. Have a spa day

18. Have a Super Hero Day

19. Host a Movie Night…Make a treat wagon! Make cool tickets to pass out to friends

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20. Declare it a Minecraft Day

21. Host your own Cupcake Wars with play dough or real cupcakes!

22. Make your own obstacle course

23. Host a fashion show

24. Invade the recycling bin and create sweet sculptures!

25. Make some yummy summer treats


26. Write and illustrate a book

27. Host a dance party

28. Have a game day!

29. Make a card for a neighbor to brighten their day.

30. Learn about the solar system….


31. Make your own matching/memory game

32.   Make your own puzzle

33.  Put on a play

34. Record your own movie

35. Decorate bikes and wagons and have a parade!

36. Make a bird feeder

37. Go through pictures & souvenirs and make a scrapbook

38. Host a neighborhood bake sale

39. Make super hero capes and face masks!


40. Have a day at the beach inside! Build a sand castle inside with this Watermelon Moon Sand!

41.  Make instruments & have a performance on the lawn

42. Have a ball! Get a bunch of beach balls and have a blast….have kiddos each decorate their own balls with faces, etc.

43. Bubbles! Get the bubbles out and have a blast!

44. Run through the sprinkler

45. Have a water balloon fight!

46.  Paint with food!

47. Empty out your piggy bank and hit up the local candy store…Boyd’s!



48.  Paint Rocks

49. Make Rainbow bubble Snacks

50. Play Hot/cold- hide an object then other need to find it, person who hide says cold as they move away from the object and warm/hot the closer they get to the object

51.  Host a Chess tournament.

52.  Host a book club…have kiddos read book or have parents read to them then discuss the book. Imagine you were the characters in the book, what would you do? How would you feel? Have each child come up with a different question.

53.  Play charades!

54. Make pet treats and visit a local animal shelter to drop them off (call first to make certain they will accept them…if not, simply drop off donations, i.e. newspaper, paper towels, etc.)



55. Make Washi Tape bracelets

56. Get your hands on some cardboard boxes…don’t have any? Call local appliance store, big box store, etc. – here are 31 wild ideas!!

57.  Make silly putty

58.  Make slime

59. Make a Volcano!!

60. Freeze things in ice…always fun!

61.  Make snow, even in the middle of summer!

62.Invite friends over for a special treat, a Banana Bar!


63. Make a masterpiece out of items found in nature…sticks, twigs, grass, weeds, flowers, etc.

64. Visit local FREE establishments like Museums/Library

65. Have kiddos play archeologist…have parent burry objects in a sandbox, backyard, etc.  Help kiddos set up an archeological dig.

66. Make a Mason Jar aquarium….plus 15 additional fun things to do with a Mason Jar

67. Make your own soap! – Soap cupcakes with whipped frosting

68.  Chemical Free Jelly Soap

69. Go on Safari….place stuffed animals around the house & make this sweet Safari Vest!

70.  Walk on Coffee Can stilts

71. Host a carnival in your backyard!



72. Have fun with crossword puzzles, brain teasers, word search, etc.

73.  Make scented play dough! WHAT!? –

74. Let’s Talk Food! Have kiddos grab old magazines and make a poster board with all the food groups.

75. Grab your crayons and get coloring!! –

76.  Make Map Magnets, learn about geography-

77. Folding Fun- Make sweet Origami figures

78.  Make your own stamps & Stamp pads!



79. Make a self-portrait with magazine cutouts

80.  Make your own Magnet dolls

81. Play a game of good old fashioned Win, Lose, or Draw!

82.  Make Salt Dough– imprint cool objects, your feet, hands, etc.

83.  Glitter tattoo FUN

84.  What could you make with pennies?

85. Make a floor plan of your bedroom….make a couple more with different furniture layouts, find one you like and rearrange your room (with help from an adult)

86. Organize your books- non-fiction, fiction, etc.

87. Engineering & Architecture fun! Make a geodesic dome, bridge, and other fun structures with gumdrops and tooth picks!!

88.  Play some fun paper cup games!

89. I Spy

90. 20 Questions

91. Brain Quest!

92. Learn all about Teeth! Make some cool molars!!

93. Race remote controlled cars/helicopters.

94. Pool noodle games & crafts (pool not required)



95. Make homemade beads

96. Learn all the Presidents Names/terms 

97. Make Pom Pom Bunnies!! (My daughters loved this one!)

98. Crafts & Activities with Popsicle Sticks


99. Make Catapults  

100. Make Star Wars Toilet Roll Characters


101. Make a Bow & Arrows

Please add to the list….what are some of your kiddos favorite boredom busters?