(This post contains affiliate links) There is NOTHING worse than hearing the words; “I’m Bored!” as a parent. Which is why we all need some boredom busters in our back pocket, right?
Hearing the dreaded – I’m bored – makes us feel that we aren’t doing as much as we should to keep our kids entertained, while also knowing that we are going to have to listen to whining for the next hour. Usually, while said child tries to work out what to do….
Being bored IS good for our kids, it helps them to use their imaginations to find things to do. But that DOESN’T mean we don’t need a few ideas in our locker once in a while to help out. So we have put together a fabulous Boredom Busters Gift Guide for you (kids aged 4-9), and the best thing is you can WIN THEM ALL! The bundle of prizes includes:
- Gorgeous Razor S-Kick scooter (from Re:creation Ltd) for 6+ (RRP £39.99),
- Fantastic selection of products from Kiddimoto to help get your kids active. Including a stars helmet, backpack, bell and gloves (RRP £60),
- Bundle of Eco-Games from Jumbo Games, including Catch the Mouse, Peek-A-Boo, Honey Yummy and Colour Chameleon (RRP £12.99 each),
- My Cute Monsters masks for dress up (RRP £5.32),
- BLOPENS® Squeezy from John Adams (RRP £12.99)
- Fabulous slime fun bundle from Zimpli Kids (RRP £4.99 each)
- Fuzzikins bedtime bunnies from Interplay (RRP £9.99)
- Brainstorm Eugy 3-D puzzle (RRP £12.99)
- Hubelino construction toy for little hands – their ball track (RRP £34.99)
- Hex Bug Little Nature Babies Icy Cavern (RRP £24.99), and
- Ravensburger games; Funny Bunny and Penguin Pile Up (£19.99 each)
This is around £300 of Boredom Busters goodies that you can win to entertain YOUR kids!
We hope you agree that this should keep your kids from getting too bored, as well as encouraging them to get outside a little more too.
We reserve the right to change prizes depending on stock levels, but this would be of similar value of course, and still relevant to your kids. The giveaway for this bundle will close on Thursday 9th May at 11.59pm. Hopefully with these boredom busters, you might just get 15 minutes to yourself for a sit down?!!?
We have included a little more details below on all of these amazing gifts, so that you know what you are getting yourself in to. There is enough here to keep the kids entertained through birthdays, holidays and even to Christmas!
Our boredom busters gift guide
Here we go – some ideas for you to keep the kids entertained after school and over the holidays.
You can also win everything too of course!
Razor S Sport Scooter (RRP £39.99)
The Razor S Sport is a perfect first two-wheeled scooter for kids age 6+. This colourful ride has achieved hundreds of five star reviews recognising its great quality and smooth ride. The product is available from Argos and Amazon.
Kiddimoto stars bundle (RRP £60)
It is all too easy to get distracted by screens, so why not give your kids some fun accessories for their bikes, and get them creating and imagining in the garden while you sit and enjoy a little you time? We have these gorgeous star themed helmet, backpack, bell and gloves in our gift guide from Kiddimoto.
Backpack:Bags have adjustable straps, two mesh pockets and four zipped compartments, as well as reflective piping on the front.
Bell:This is a large bell, and great for balance biks, scooters, or pedla bikes. Made from steel, they fit using a screw and can be removed easily as well.
Helmet: These helmets have a classic BMX shell, and ABS hard plastic with adjustable inner frame that’ll grow with your kids.
Gloves:Padded gloves so that your kids won’t be coming home with grazed palms anymore! Fingerless, with breathable elastane too, and handy touch fastener straps, these are designed to give your kids a great handlebar grip even if they have little hands.
Prize sizes are large for the bell, and medium for the gloves and the helmet.
Bundle of FOUR Eco-Friendly games from Jumbo Games (RRP £12.99 each)
We have a fantastic bundle of games from Jumbo to include within our boredom busters gift guide – four products from their Eco-Friendly range. This totals over £50 worth of products in the giveaway:
- Catch the Mouse: Grab as many points as you can and win! This is a really simple game, for fast and furious fun.
- Peek-A-Boo: The kids are almost ALWAYS better at memory games than we are, right? So here is a new one to play with the kids. Can you remember who is hiding under the coloured cards on the Peek-A-Boo board?
- Honey Yummy: Fill the beehive before Boris (the bear) gets to the entrance and steals everything! This is a game that you can play on your own, as well as with siblings and friends. Perfect for entertaining. This is suitable for kids over four years old,
- Colour Chameleon: A fast paced game where you have to collect all the matching colour spots on the chameleons. Suitable for age 3+ and more than two players.
My Cute Monsters paper masks (RRP £5.32)
It is lovely to support independent shops, and this gorgeous set of paper masks is from My Cute Monsters; a lovely little shop on Etsy. These are designed by the shop owner, Pia Kolle, and the product includes NINE monster masks either for birthdays, or just for dressing up fun. Printing is done on high quality paper (300gsm), cut with a rubber chord.
This is the new BLOPENS® starter kit for littlies. You press the squeezy blaster, and voila, your little ones have made amazing airbrush pictures and there is NO NEED to blow into the pen. This is easier for younger children. This set includes:
- Squeezy blaster,
- Four mini BLOPENS®, and
- Five zoo-themed reusable stencils to get your kids creating easily.
These are just about right for kids aged 3+
Zimpli Kids slime bundle
We have a few sets of slime to keep them entertained too (sorry!), helping to make for some rather fun, but slightly messy baths.
Gelli Baff is a great bath time product that lets you turn your bath into a goey bit of fun; then with another application of a separate powder, back into coloured water to drain it away. Easy clean up. And no slime/goey stuff on the carpet!
Slime Baff turns your bath into a gooey, oozy bath of slime. So pretty similar to Gelli Baff but slime instead!
Fuzzikins bedtime bunnies (RRP £9.99)
If you re looking for something a little bit “cute” then you can’t go far wrong with these toys from Interplay: the Bedtime Bunnies. These are ideal for 4+, and there are three bunnies to decorate, and then create a personalised sleeping bag for. The craft kits come with:
- One large, one medium and one small bunny figures,
- 3 x washable felt pens,
- 3 x felt beds,
- Felt accessories,
- Assembly tool and,
- Full instructions: which is you are anything like us, you will need! 😂
Definitely a great little gift to keep those hands busy.
Brainstorm Eugy 3D puzzles (RRP £12.99)
These are gorgeous 3D puzzles from Brainstorm, available in a number of different animals (random for the giveaway). They are perfect collectibles, simplified animals, that can keep your kids busy, and yearning to be able to get the next one too!
They are made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable card with natural eco-friendly ink and non-toxic glue as well. Ideal for any little conservationists too.
The models are designed to take 10-20 minutes to glue together, and are excellent for the kids to collect and display in their rooms.
Hubelino construction toy – ball track (RRP £34.99)
A boredom busters gift guide wouldn’t be complete without a construction toy now, would it? However, we have opted for something a little bit different; this is a ball track from Hubelino. A marble run with a difference. This is a good toy for slightly older children to get creative and problem solve. They will love working out how to best get their ball through the track. It is compatible with Duplo, but there is more than enough within this set to keep the kids entertained (45 pieces in the set).
Hexbug Lil’ Nature Babies Icy Cavern (RRP £24.99)
Hexbug are well known for their crazy little robotic insects – but have you heard of their range of Lil’ Nature Babies? This are a lovely range of toys for 3 to 6 year olds, designed to raise awareness of endangered animals globally.
This little play set includes Sura the polar bear, as well as rather a cute little seal. There are some delightful little features in the playset including:
- Wobbly iceberg,
- Secret door that reveals a slide,
- Northern Lights which turn into a nightlight, and most fun of all
- Sura the polar bear will make noises in response to your child’s and your touch.
What is not to like about this range of toys from Hexbug?
Ravensburger Funny Bunny (RRP £19.99)
A cool game from Ravensburger; the aim of which is for you to get the bunnies up the hill so they can get their hands on the succulent carrot at the top! The game includes:
- 1x Hill with Moving Holes. This comes complete with a naughty mole, a bridge a turnstile and a carrot (naturally!),
- 16 Funny Bunnies
- 48 cards for game play and of course,
The game is designed to take about 20 minutes and is suitable for 2-4 players.
Ravensburger Penguin Pile Up (RRP £19.99)
This is another great family fun game from Ravensburger. The best thing about this game for boredom busting is that is CAN be played alone. It is for 1-6 players, with a solo player balancing as many penguins as they can before it all topples over.
The game comes with:
- 1x “Wobbly” plastic iceberg
- 20 penguin figures for you to balance as you will, and
- Instructions; though it is pretty self explanatory!
This game takes about 15 minutes to play and is suitable for age 5 and up.
How to enter our boredom busters gift guide giveaway
As always this is a simple as it can be for everyone. Fill out the gleam widget below, doing all the tasks you can and you are there.
There is ONLY ONE WINNER of the full boredom busters gift guide haul; so make sure you have a chance and do as many entries as you possibly can.Win a Boredom Busters gift guide bundle with c. £300 of activity based toys!
We trust you love this as much as we do. The CLOSING DATE for this is Thursday 9th May at 11.59pm. And all the usual T&Cs for the site apply. We will be sending these goodies one at a time, so be prepared for the postman to get a backache if you do win!
Thanks as always for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon – why not check out our FREE printables while you are here?