Did you that July is Anti-Boredom Month? Once mid summer starts it is only a matter of time before you hear the dreaded … “Mom …I am Bored”. It is a great idea to have some items on hand to battle boredom. I took my girls and nieces to Dollar General to see what we could find to help make our July an Anti-Boredom month.
Armed with $35 we wanted to see how many boredom busters we could find at Dollar General, which is a great place for summer savings. First stop was the aisle with small notebooks and word search and Sudoku books. Each book was just $1 and we decided the girls could use the small notebooks as summer journals. I may just be trying to sneak in a little education with the journals because everyone needs to keep up their writing skills over the summer. They don’t mind though and are all excited with our first purchases. We also bought a pack of mechanical pencils for $1 too. For some reason mechanical pencils are much more fun that plain old pencils.
We also bought some duct tape, lot of stickers, pens and school boxes for some arts and crafts fun. The girls made the pens into fancy duct tape flower pens (pictured above) plus they each decorated a fun pencil box which could be used for back to school or to keep small items organized at home. Plus we still have duct tape and stickers that can be used for more projects throughout the summer.
There was a ton of selection in the arts and crafts section and everything was just $1 or $2. This helped our budget go farther.
In addition to the books and arts and crafts projects, we needed some items that would promote outside physical fun. We picked up two jump ropes that were each just $1 and a set of 4 water guns for just $6. What is summer without a water gun fight? They had a great time playing with both items. They are lots and lots of outdoor fun toys to choose from at Dollar General.
So the next time you here the dreaded “I’m Bored”, I hope you will remember a few of our items and have some boredom busting fun.