Winter Boredom Buster


Winter Boredom Buster

It’s back! The popular boredom buster launched this summer will be back for Winter, with even more fun activities to get children and young people moving.

The Winter boredom buster will consist of activity game packs that give children and young people fun physical activities to do within their homes during the Christmas break and beyond.

The Winter Boredom Buster Activity Packs

Leap have worked closely with a range of different partners to put together the Boredom Busters. The School Games Organiser network, The Fitness Garden and Onniebucket Ltd have written the exciting fun games for the cards. In terms of distribution in Milton Keynes we are working closely with MK Council Sports Development team through the European City of Sport Programme and Family Centre Lead. In Bucks we are working closely with Bucks Council Family Support Service, Restore Hope,  High Wycombe Community Board and Young carers to distribute the activity card packs to Children and Young People. We kindly received funding from The Clare Foundation and High Wycombe Community Board for the packs.

Sally Mansi from Young Carers Bucks & MK picking up her Activity Packs

Della Holmes from Elmhurst Family Centre collecting the Activity Packs



The aim of the Winter Boredom Buster bags is to give children and young people fun activities and games that they can play inside their homes that get them moving and enjoying being active as a family.


Competition Winners

Earlier in November we launched a competition calling all 5 to 18 year olds to design a game or activity, which will form part of the activity pack.
We are delighted to announce our winners:

  •  Bucks winner – Rachel Smith, aged 15 from Alfriston School
  • MK winner – Tiffany-Catherine, aged 4

A big congratulations to both our winners and well done!


Lost cards or games ideas

If you want to see the Winter Boredom Buster activity card games in action click here 

If you lose any of your Winter Boredom Buster activity cards or want to print them, click on the cards below:

CARD 1 Intro Card
CARD 2_Throw and Catch
CARD 3_Reactions Activity Card
CARD 4_Circuit Activity Card
CARD 5_Competition Games
CARD 6_Dance
CARD 7 Tennis & Volleyball
CARD 8 Bowling & Sock-ia
CARD 9_Strava

If you require any help with any of the activity cards, we are here to help!
Activity cards are available in larger font, braille, different language and audio; upon request.
Please contact


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


Get up & Dance Programme

The Fitness Garden have created a great way to be healthy and happy going on to 2021. Live Zoom classes of Street Dance, Zumba and Bollywood. You can find daily updates on all things health and wellbeing with dance themed tips and ideas. you can access all of this at no cost by registering for free membership to the Get Up & Dance programme.

Click here to visit The Fitness Garden Website and register


Shool Games Virtual Challenges

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 for The School Games Virtual Challenges


You can still be involved in the Summer Boredom Buster, full details here