Boredom Busters

Received a pack?

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed opening your Boredom Buster bag and exploring the equipment inside. These bags are designed to help you get moving, have fun and develop new skills.  

Below you’ll find information on how to make best use of the equipment in your bag, and of course you can make up your own games! 

If you’d like to share your experiences of using the bag you can use #LeapBoredomBusters on Facebook or Twitter or share your views directly with Rhiannon Smith via e-mail rhsmith@leapwithus.org.uk or phone 07738314191. 

 

Lost your cards?

 

Each Boredom Buster pack comes with activity cards packed full of ideas of how to use your equipment. If you’d like to view these cards electronically, or have misplaced yours, you can view the pdf versions below. 

 

Bean Bag Toss

Adapt the game for different ages and abilities
Click here to view the Bean Bag Toss pdf instructions

 

Chalk Games

Get creative with your chalks
Click here to view the Chalk Games pdf instructions

 

Tiny Table Tennis

Can be played indoors or outside
Click here to view the Tiny Table Tennis pdf instructions

 

Relay Races

With lots of variations relay races can be adapted for any number of children, as well as difference ages or abilities and can be completed as individual challenges or team games.
Click here to view the Relay Races pdf instructions


Resistance Band workout

These exercises are suitable for ages 12 years and up.
Click here to view the Resistance Band workout pdf instructions

 

Take a look at some of our mini-Leapers using the equipment and making up their own games!

 

 

Other ways to move 

 

Move to Improve resources

The games featured on the Move to Improve website are part of a full programme now being taught in nurseries, pre-school and primary schools across the county. By practising skills such as hopping, balancing, throwing and dribbling, you can become experienced in these essential movements.

Click here to visit the Move to Improve website. 

 

Virtual School Games 

The Bucks & MK Virtual School games will provide lots of ways for young people across Bucks and MK to take part in and compete with others across the county.

These activities and resources have been developed by the network of School Games Organisers across Bucks and MK, working hard to ensure every young person can still enjoy and benefit from competitive sport and physical activities.

Click here to view the Virtual School Games activities.

 

All possible because…

 

Leap has been joined in funding the packs by partner organisations the Clare Foundation, Latimer Hope Trust, the Rothschild Foundation and the Milton Keynes European City of Sport (ECoS) programme. The support of these partners has enabled 400 packs to be distributed across Milton Keynes and a further 400 across wider Buckinghamshire. 

In Milton Keynes the packs have been put together and distributed by MK Council and MK College. South of the county, local charity Restore Hope have supported the project by putting the packs together and helping distribute through their community connections, alongside Buckinghamshire Council who have helped facilitate the distribution of packs. 

 

The impact of Boredom Buster packs

The Boredom Buster packs have had a positive impact on families across Bucks & MK during the Covid pandemic. They’ve helped bring families together through play and keeping active.

Click here to read the difference these packs have made