wikiHow to Be Patient Until a Package Arrives (Kids)

Waiting for a package can really test your patience. Filling the time with other fun activities can help as you wait!

Steps

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    Read a book. Go to your local library and pick out books from your favorite genres, or maybe try a new one! Consider traditional books and graphic novels. Reading a good book will make time disappear.
    • If you can't go to the library, try browsing the internet for fanfiction, original stories, or webcomics.
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    Watch a movie or start a new TV show. Get some from the library, or find something online. Some websites provide free shows (no subscription required either) if you're okay with sitting through ads.
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    Decide to learn something new for an afternoon. Go to the internet and research something—medieval history, drawing cartoons, the autism community, current events—whatever you feel like! Then annoy your family or friends with your newfound expertise.
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    Train your brain. Try Rubik's cubes (physical or digital), puzzles, vocabulary quizzes, foreign language books, and more. Read other how-to articles on wikiHow. Feel the intelligence build in your brain.
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    Meet up with your friends and do something fun together. Try arts and crafts, movie marathons, baking cookies, exploring the neighborhood, or window shopping. (If you leave, make sure to tell your parents where you're going.)
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    Hang out with your family members. Ask your mom about her work, help your dad in the garden, or play on the floor with your little brother. Listen to them, and learn more about how they see the world.
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    Write letters to people. They can be sweet, silly, or colorful. Place them where they will be easy to find, or hide them away where they won't be discovered for a few months.
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    Spend time relaxing. Listen to music, take a nap, or play a game. The package will come.

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Categories: Boredom Busters | Youth