You only live 15 minutes from school by car, but somehow the
bus takes a full 45 minutes to get to your house at the end of the day. So what
are you supposed to do while you’re stuck in your assigned seat, staring out at
the view you’ve seen a million times before? Here are 10 sweet ideas to stay
occupied on the long ride home.
Print out instructions to make your fave origami animals or
shapes, and bring pretty paper with you to school. Then you can get creative on
the way home, and make cute prezzies for all your pals. Just be sure to bring
some extra paper, in case your bus mates get inspired and wanna make art, too.
Keep your mind from being bored by doing crosswords, word
searches and Sudoku. You can get a little book of puzzles, or you can download
some puzzle apps.
If you can safely bring your camera (or a camera phone) to
school, you can amuse yourself and your besties by turning your bus seat into a
photo booth. Just remember that your photos don’t have to be star quality. Get
as silly as you want, or be as artsy as you want. Whatever it takes to make
things interesting, right?
Read, Read, Read
The easiest way to amuse yourself on the bus is to read.
Doesn’t matter if it’s the comics from this morning’s newspaper, a huge novel
or a cookbook – just pack something that’ll transport your mind to somewhere
other than that hot, noisy bus.
Grab the gal sitting next to you, and try out some braiding
techniques on each other. Maybe you need to perfect your French braid, or you
can teach her how to do a really cute bun. You’ll get home lookin’ nicer than
when you left!
Get to Work
Not to sound like your mom or anything, but have you
considered doing homework on the way to your house? That’s probably not your
first pick right after a long day of classes, but since you’re stuck sittin’
around anyway, you might as well get something done. And then you can relax and
have fun when you get home, instead of leaving that algebra hangin’ over your
If you’re lucky enough to be sittin’ with one or two of your
pals on the bus, you can bring something to amuse everyone. Stick a pack of
cards in your backpack, and on the way home, see how many card games you and
your friends know. Maybe some other kids will join in, too – the more the
Your eyelids were super heavy during English class, but ya
couldn’t miss going over notes for the test tomorrow. Well, bus rides are the
perf time for you to catch up on your beauty sleep, chica. Just make sure
you’ve got someone there to poke you when your stop comes up!
Not Just for Cars
All those car games that your fam plays on long trips can be
just as fun on a bus. In fact, they might even be more interesting with some
new perspectives from kids your own age. So see who’s up for a few rounds of
the Alphabet Game or “I Spy” to pass the time.
Art For All Ages
Coloring books might seem like a babyish thing to do, but
they can actually be really fun if you get one that you like. So throw a Disney
coloring book and some crayons into your backpack, and see if you still
remember how to stay in the lines! Too cool for kiddie books? Pack a sketch book and perfect your own doodles.
Hey babes, what do you
do when boredom strikes on a long bus trip home?
BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 9/5/2012 3:20:00 PM
POSTED IN back to school, makeover your morning routine, boredom buster