You’re in the middle of the summer holidays, probably incredibly bored, and starting to waste your summer holidays. You can spend your summer doing this, and have nothing to remember it by when September comes, or you could make this summer interesting and memorable. Here are my top 5 boredom busting things to do to keep your summer interesting.
Make a T-Shirt
Have something to remember the summer by. There are many ways you can customise a plain white top, like tye dye, batik, iron on patches. You can pick up a packet of fabric dye for as little as £2, or why not have a go at making your own dye from natural products, such as onions? You might even have an old white t-shirt you can use for either of these projects, but this is a great way to get creative and have a rebooted t-shirt to wear all year round!
Create a Reading List – & Finish It!
End the summer having made an accomplishment. Reading is an amazing thing; it can improve your imagination, vocabulary, memory – the possibilities are endless! Reading doesn’t have to be boring either, there are 1000s of funny books (I recommend Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl), there are books based on real life situations (Jacqueline Wilson is a good example), and scary books (Try the Goosebumps series, or Coraline). With reading, the possibilities are endless!
Teach Yourself a Magic Trick
There are 100s of tutorials online for free where you can learn how to amaze your friends and family. All you need is a pack of playing cards for a lot of them – if you don’t have them, your parents probably will. Pretty soon you’ll be feeling like Dynamo and Derren Brown!
There are so many ways you can do this. You could simply draw, or paint, but if you’re feeling really adventurous, you could try making paper mache models, turning used milk cartons into any animal you want. You could make a collage or scrapbook to represent a day out you’ve had this summer, or make your own jewelry – you can find supplies at a local craft store, or online, even making your own charms out of Fimo or clay.
Take a trip to the local swimming pool with a friend and have a swimming race, or see who can do the most laps in 10 minutes. See if there are any walks nearby, and if not, create your own walking route, seeing if you can find a wood you’ve never found before. You could go on a bike ride with your friends or family, simply going on an adventure, or having a race. Take a picnic, make a day of it.