4 screen-free boredom-busting activities
It's all too easy for children (and adults!) to be captivated by digital delights – but screen-free stimulation is a low-cost, high-impact solution to "boring" free time, and promotes face-to-face interaction, family time and imaginative play.
In this extract from 100 Screen-free Ways to Beat Boredom (£9.99, QED Publishing) we suggest a few creative new activities for your child to try. Click on each image to download a printable page of instructions and "ingredients" for your screen-free fun.
Make a marshmallow catapult
Who wouldn't want to fling marshmallows? You could try to get a mini-marshmallow straight into a waiting mouth!
Create your own fingerprint kit
Put your sleuthing skills to the test with a DIY detective kit.
Make a tornado in a bottle
A tornado you can hold in your hand? Yes, really!
Blow rainbow-coloured bubble clouds
Why blow normal bubbles when you could create a rainbow bubble cloud instead? Here's how to do it.
More screen-free boredom-busting
The ideas above are extracted from 100 Screen-free Ways to Beat Boredom (£9.99, QED Publishing) by Kris Hirschmann and Elisa Paganelli.