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Kids Stuck Inside? Check Out Our FREE Boredom Busters!

Mom…I’m bored!

When you’re stuck inside with your kids—especially for an extended period of time—you probably look for activities that help combat boredom AND provide educational value at the same time. We can help! (You don’t have to use All About Reading or All About Spelling to reap the benefits of the resources featured below.)

Check Out Our Boredom Busters!

Being stuck inside might even seem fun when you start using the ideas compiled in the infographic below. In fact, if you don’t tell your child he’s learning, he might not even notice!

infographic with summer slide activities

More FREE Teaching and Learning Resources

In addition to the ideas included on the infographic, we have LOTS of ready-to-print games and activities for you to download right now! We’ve also listed some helpful articles for teaching language arts skills and concepts. So grab a few of these resources and let the learning (and fun) begin!

Reading Resources

Skills Review for Reading and Spelling

Vocabulary-Building Resources

Preschool Resources

Reading and Spelling Teaching Tips

Please note that some of the activities listed above may need to be adapted for use with your child’s reading or spelling program.

How do you handle being stuck inside with your kids? Share in the comments below!

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Amanda Nkamwesiga

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Great ideas! Thank you!😁

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Amanda! 😊

Roxanna

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Thank you for all of the great tips & resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Roxanna! Let me know if you need anything.

Abimbola

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The materials available for download are really helpful for me as a teach. Thank you.

Merry

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You’re welcome, Abimbola!

Martha

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This program teaches reading in such a logical and easy to follow manner! We’ve had great success using both All About Reading and All About Spelling! I also love the structure and progression of the lessons! Easy to use and my kids love the magnets and stories!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Thank you, Martha! It’s great to hear that All About Reading and All About Spelling have worked so well for your family. 😊

Bonita

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I have been playing more board games since we’ve been stuck inside. It gets my child thinking, reading, and not asking for a screen all day! It also makes such a bonding moment between us.

Robin E.

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Bonita,
Yes! Board games are so wonderful for practicing skills while having family fun. 😊

Christina

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Thanks for all the links. These are great resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Christina! Let me know if you need anything or have questions.

Cassandra M

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Thank you for all the informative posts and links!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Cassandra! 😊

Lisa

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Thank you for sharing all the great ideas and resources.

Natalie L

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Great ideas and resources. It’s nice to be reminded of all the things we can do when we’re stuck in a rut.

Robin E.

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What a great way to put it, Natalie! Yes, there are lots of ways to change things up.

Casey Gernon

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Thank you for the resources

Jill Barton

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I love being able to suggest some of these activities for my families to try for enriching Speech and Language skills during this time of the school year to get ready for carryover therapy during the summer.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad this is helpful for you and your families, Jill!

Sarah

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Thanks! These are such helpful resources

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re so welcome, Sarah! Let me know if you need anything or have questions.

Kim

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Thanks. These are great.

Natalie

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Thank you for all of the extra materials. I just discovered them tonight. We love the All About Spelling program. This is our first year homeschooling and our first year with this program – I can’t wait to start it with our upcoming kindergarten student!

Eden Stubing

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Great tips! Especially while we are working remotely.

Christa B

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Thank you for all of the wonderful resources!

Sam

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All my kids ever say is “Mom i’m bored!”.. thank you for these great helpful ideas! =]

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Sam. I hope you find lots to bust the boredom!

Christy Mosher

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Super helpful blog article! Thank you! I have 2 bored kids right now and need all the help I can get!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Glad this is helpful for you, Christy!

Sarah B R

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I am so lucky my 10 yo only child never says she’s bored. Today she produced, staged, and performed a puppet show. 😉 And yes, reading is the cure to any boredom.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sarah,
Yes, you are lucky, and it’s probably because your child has learned how to not be bored. So many kids today are accustomed to having their time scheduled for them that they don’t know what to do with unscheduled time. Your daughter’s puppet show sounds like an amazing use of unscheduled time! 😊

Yvette Jimenez

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Great ideas!

Cindy

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So many great ideas!

Annie

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thanks for the ideas!

Sara Williams

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Thank you for all of the ideas!

Maggie P

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Some of these we already do, but a lot we don’t! Thank you for the ideas!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Maggie. I hope you bust the boredom and have lots of fun together!

Lindsay

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Thank You!!! This has been an excellent resource for teachers, parents, siblings, family members, etc.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re welcome, Lindsay! 😊

Talia

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Thanks for all the resources!

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

You’re so welcome, Talia! 😊

Kerin

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These are all great ideas! I like the ideas involving board games!

Rochelle

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Thanks for the great ideas!

Nicki

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These are such great ideas!

Sharon

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Could you create a space where we remommemd books to other parents? I love reading recommendations. Mine is Milly Molly Mandy Stories and More Milly Molly Mandy. Stories meant to read aloud, by Janet Lancaster. She’s 3-10. So sweet, good feeling, delightful, daily adventures of life in a small village 1920s England. Also, Betsy Tacy and Betsy Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace for sane reasons.

Robin E.

says: Customer Service

Sharon,
The Milly Molly Mandy stories are so sweet and wonderful!

We do have a Facebook support group for parents and teachers to discuss, support, and recommend to each other. Check it out. All About Reading & And About Spelling Support Group

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