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Top Tips for Busting Boredom!

3rd October 2018


Claire Morrison from DK shares tips to beat boredom and get half term ready!

1. Play with LEGO bricks

Gather together all your LEGO bricks and get building. But don’t leave your kids to have all the fun - it’s your half term too - so get stuck in. The LEGO Group have recently done some research that has found that playing together makes families happier, closer and less stressed. It’s not just fun, it’s beneficial! However it can be quite daunting to be given a pile of bricks and told to come up with something on the spot. So grab our LEGO Star Wars™ Ideas Book and challenge each other to create activities, games and items inspired by the book from your own LEGO Star Wars bricks. Why not try to make a piggy bank inspired by your favourite LEGO Star Wars character like the cool LEGO Gamorrean below? You can even make everyone guess who your character is! 

LEGO Star Wars™ Ideas Book sample page

2. Unlock your imagination… with a stone

If you can’t fill the whole of half term with just a stone - then what’s wrong?! Below you can see just 10 different activities that you can do using a humble stone (or 28!).  These activities will ensure hours of fun! Domino Stones anyone? Unlock Your Imagination also has incredible activities you can do with just a stick, a piece of paper, a ball, some string and a paper cup. (And also comes with a game board to play chess, draughts and snakes and ladders).  

Unlock Your Imagination book stone activity

3. Make new friends while recycling

Using just some cardboard you can make MICKEY AND FRIENDS slotted sculptures. Not only are they fun to make but they can be taken apart and kept flat. You could even make some for your friends and send them in the post. It’s always fun getting something through the letterbox. It’s Mickey’s 90th anniversary on 18th November so you can start making MICKEY AND FRIENDS sculpture now to have your very own party in November. 

Disney Ideas Slotted Sculptures Activity

4. Download our activity sheet!

On top of the three tips above you can also download four more activities from these books for free. These include MICKEY AND FRIENDS paper chains, two fun LEGO Star Wars games and details on how to create your own puppets! Download your activity sheets now

5. Visit your local library or bookshop

Finally, half term is a great time to go to your local bookshop or library. They are likely to be running events, but if they aren’t, there is still a whole world of facts, fiction and wonderful things to discover today.

Discover these brilliant DK books to help bust boredom today!

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LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book: More than 200 Games, Activities, and Building Ideas

Find a galaxy full of LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) ideas to build - from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions!

LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book features imaginative play and building ideas using your own LEGO brick collection, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favourite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader's family tree, and customise a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favourite movie battle scene with LEGO Star Wars bricks - and much, much more!

LEGO (R) Star Wars (TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build?

(c) 2018 The LEGO Group. (c) & TM 2018 LUCASFILM LTD.

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Unlock Your Imagination: 250 Boredom Busters - Fun Ideas for Games, Crafts, and Challenges

This kids' book is packed with fun facts and rainy day activities: the perfect boredom buster for screen-free, on-the-go entertainment. Your child will be able to:

- Get creative and use their imagination - make disgusting and colourful slime, create their own TV show, and run a lemonade stand.

- Keep their hands busy with fun crafts and projects, from folding origami animals to building their own crazy golf course.

- Learn games to play alone or in a group, including capture the flag, 20 questions, and hopscotch.

- Train their brain with memory games and fun facts

Unlock your Imagination is packed with fun ideas. Take it wherever you go to keep bored kids busy and entertained. Whether it's a rainy day or a sunny afternoon you'll find plenty to make, play, and do.

Comes with a free double-sided board, counters and a press-out dice that can be used to play chess, draughts, and snakes and ladders.

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Disney Ideas Book: More than 100 Disney Crafts, Activities, and Games

Bring your love of Disney to life with more than 100 amazing and creative projects and activities. Let your imagination run wild with Disney inspired arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft, and many more fun and practical activities. With clear, step-by-step instructions, the Disney Ideas Book guides you through each exciting activity from creating a recycled Wall-E robot and performing a puppet show in an Aladdin shoebox theatre, to playing skittles with the Seven Dwarfs and growing grass hair on Frozen Trolls. Featuring family favourite characters from animation and live-action movies and TV, including Frozen, Toy Story, Moana, Inside Out and Cinderella.

The activities are suitable for kids and adults alike, whatever their level of ability. There are top tips on every page from expert crafters to help make your creations a success, as well as fun Disney facts to pore over. With the Disney Ideas Book, your family will never be bored again.

(c) 2018 Disney/Pixar


©2018 The LEGO Group.

© & TM 2018 Lucasfilm Ltd.

© 2018 Disney.

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