Our Jar of Joy Kit contains 40 activities plus a jar label, for a lucky dip style boredom-busting jar! This is a PDF digital download. Scroll down for the full description.


Our printable Jar of Joy is the perfect solution to bored or squabbling children! This digital product contains a jar label and 40 activities in 5 fun categories, to print at home.

The activities consist of 8 Lego challenges, 8 STEM missions, 8 conversation starters, 8 movement tasks and 8 outdoor quests!

Using the Jar of Joy couldn’t be easier. Simply print the activities, attach the label to a clean jar, snip and fold the activities and pop them in. Any time your child is bored, pass them the jar! 

Your children can enjoy the activities lucky dip style, or use the colour coding to pick an activity of a certain type.  The activities are suitable for children aged 5+ with adult support as appropriate. For children aged 7-11 these activities should be mostly independent.  

The Jar of Joy is designed to be very open-ended, allowing children to complete the challenges at their own level. This resource will encourage children to think, move, create and imagine. If you have multiple children, they can work individually to stimulate independence, or work together as a team – both of which are vital life skills. 

4 reviews for Jar of Joy (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

  1. Stacey Mckenzie

    Wow wow wow!! Great idea this is. My daughter loves randomly picking something out the jar of joy. Much love for this pack. X

  2. Jacquie

    This resource is such a great idea.We had fun choosing the jar and filling it with the activities. There is so much to do and could be done multiple times.
    It is great for the whole family.
    Love it !!!

  3. Caroline

    Absolutely loved this! My daughter now complains of being bored on purpose just so she can pick an activity from the jar. Great idea!

  4. Hazel

    My boys really love doing the different challenges they pick out of the jar of joy and it’s even got my eldest reading without moaning!! They have loved the talk ones, which keep them engaged during meal times! Really great, thank you!

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