8 things to do with bored kids

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Nothing says summer like a chorus of "I'm bored"s issued from the mouths of kids home from school. Most parents would kill to have enough time to actually experience the phenomena of boredom, but kids in the summer seem wired for it and may need some help.

Quick fixes involve inane television and computer games, but activities that use the body and imagination are so much more rewarding. These eight diversions are wholesome and adventurous, often involve something messy or outdoors, and are as much fun for grown ups as they are for the kids.