One of the best things about two-supply game challenges is that they can start as just FIVE MINUTES of family time (easy entry-level commitment for family members who don’t feel they have enough time/desire for family games) but they almost always keep everyone engaged and playing together for MUCH longer! And it doesn’t take much prep. Just grab some empty toilet paper rolls (or most of these activities would work with brand-new toilet paper rolls as well!) and a bouncy ball or two and try one of these five boredom busters!
If you love the Target Dollar Spot and Bullseye's Playground as much as I do, then I imagine you have a Target cake stand or two (or more) at home! So I decided to incorporate them into a DIY game—the “Upside-down Cake Bounce!” It’s super easy with some bouncy balls and allows for level-up challenges as well. See our three versions for three styles of cake stands.
This type of boredom buster is my favorite because you can find ways to “level up” the challenge in creative ways. And all you need is a bouncy ball!
Place a bouncy ball in the palm of your right hand. Toss it into the air and bounce it off the palm of your left hand. Bounce it back toward the right hand but have it bounce on the back side of the hand, then bounce it off the back of the left hand—all in one continuous bouncing motion. See how many times in a row you can bounce it back and forth between the palms and backs of your hands.
Words help us form phrases each day. But this game with letter card game decks features a role reversal that’s all about finding how the phrase can form words! This game provides a great brain exercise to help the mind connect letters in new ways, and it’s a fun spelling game for increasing vocabulary as well.