my 7yo, soon to be 8 in january, says he's bored so i need ideas of independent things for him to do. we do weekly bowling and park days with a local homeschool group. he's in a weekly homeschool chorus class and just started basketball after over a year of tae kwon do that we are taking a break from. the sports are in the evenings so we need daytime things. I have heard there is a homeschool band but can't get a response from the contact person about it. I also just learned of a homeschool art class I'm going to look into for him but we can't afford to pay much right now. There are museums and such around but they are so expensive that we can't go to them very often.
So, what kinds of projects or activities do your kids do at home on their own? What materials do you keep on hand for them and how do you encourage them to use them? I have tons of books and paper and paints and crayons and markers and pencils and toys but he doesn't use them much. He spends most of his time watching TV or playing video games. I don't mind that if that's what he wants to do but he says he only does those things because he's bored and there's nothing else to do.
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