Children Need to be Bored: BiC Giveaway

 

Would you agree with the statement that children need to be bored? I do and I think BiC would agree too.

 

When I was growing up we only had four television channels to choose from and programmes aimed at children were only on for a couple of hours after school. If there wasn’t anything on television that we didn’t want to watch, we switched it off.

 

These days with Netflix, NowTV and other streaming services, there is always something to watch. With all the gaming that children do, the apps on tablets and phones and of course YouTube, which they’re all slightly obsessed with – they don’t tend to run out of things to do and so they don’t need to create their own entertainment as much.

 

Rebecca Huda, BIC® UK and Ireland’s Product Manager – Stationery, comments: “It’s challenging to consider boredom as a positive thing, but I think we’re all aware that taking a bit of time away from constant noise and activity, has a positive effect. It’s good to be able to let the mind wander and through our competition, we’ve seen that kids in the UK have amazing imaginations”.

 

Bic Kids Giveaway

 

A study by BIC® KIDS as part of its Young Artist Award, which celebrates the creativity of children from across the country by taking children’s artwork beyond the fridge door and onto public billboards – found that children often spend less than three hours a day away from their screens.

 

As wonderful as it is that they have all the information on the Internet to hand and can keep in contact with their friends outside of school, this doesn’t leave a lot of time to be creative.

 

When children are bored and need to find things to amuse themselves, this can lead to them finding creative practical hobbies that they are good at and enjoy. It can lead to them finding talents that they never knew they had.

 

Dr Martin Stephen, renowned consultant on child education and development – “It’s all about getting a good balance. Creativity can be encouraged via digital games but it’s important that we continue to develop core skills such as drawing and writing as it’s been proven that these skills aid creativity and imagination.

What a child sees and does on a screen can encourage creativity but all too often it’s the creativity and imagination of the designer, not the child. Drawing and writing with a pen aren’t old-fashioned and out-dated – they’re proven state-of-the-art and affordable boosters to the child’s body and brain: the ultimate fertiliser for the imagination.”

 

Bis received hundreds of entries from creative 5-11-year old kids from across the UK and Republic of Ireland for the BIC® KIDS 2018 Young Artist Award. The regional finalists have now had their artworks displayed on billboards and have been put forward to a public vote which will crown the 2018 champion.

 

If you would like to spark some creativity in your own children, why not enter the Gleam giveaway below to win some BiC goodies to get them drawing, writing and creating?

 

Bic Giveaway Prize

 

The prize package contains the following:

 

x3 BiC Pink Bic Kids Ball Pens

x2 BiC Star Wars Glue Sticks

x2 HB BiC Kids Graphite Pencils

x12 BiC Kids Evolution Colouring Pencils

x12 BiC Kids Magic Felt Pens

 

To try to win enter via the Gleam widget below.

 

UK Only, any entries completed below will enter you into the giveaway, you do not need to complete all options in order to be able to win, but each additional entry option will give you more entries into the giveaway.

 

My usual terms and conditions can be found here  A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and Conditions.

 

Good Luck and do feel free to bookmark my competitions page for future giveaways.

 

Stevie x

 





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164 Comments

  1. Solange
    16 September 2018 / 7:51 pm

    I love reading books.

  2. Tracy Nixon
    16 September 2018 / 7:52 pm

    I love my art so sewing, tapestry, cross stitching, felting, card making etc all come before anything I do my laptop or iphone!

  3. Jade Hewlett
    16 September 2018 / 8:05 pm

    My favourite thing to do without a screen is crafts or reading

  4. MARK THOMAS
    16 September 2018 / 8:08 pm

    I enjoy walking

  5. john prendergast
    16 September 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I like to whittle it’s very relaxing

  6. A.E. ADKINS
    16 September 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I love swimming but don’t go as often as maybe I should!

  7. Sean Eccles
    16 September 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Colouring or reading

  8. Katie
    16 September 2018 / 8:55 pm

    go for a picnic in the park

  9. Jazmin Cooper
    16 September 2018 / 9:59 pm

    Great prize hope I win my kids would be over the moon my favourite thing to do is have family time cuddles and playing games ❤️

  10. Jazmin Cooper
    16 September 2018 / 10:06 pm

    My fave thing to do is to play and have cuddles with my kids xxx

  11. Maggie Norvell
    16 September 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I love to read – anything, newspapers, internet, novels, biographies

  12. iain maciver
    16 September 2018 / 10:21 pm

    read a book, or go for a walk

  13. pete c
    16 September 2018 / 10:41 pm

    as a family going for a walk through the local forest

  14. Pam Francis Gregory
    16 September 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Walks over the Clent Hills

  15. Margaret GALLAGHER
    16 September 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Doodling and art –

  16. Violet Phillippo
    16 September 2018 / 11:47 pm

    Going for lovely cycle rides!

  17. Angela Treadway
    17 September 2018 / 12:21 am

    i love reading x

  18. Rachel Craig
    17 September 2018 / 12:45 am

    Colouring in, I feel it relaxing. I also enjoy reading.

  19. Sue McCarthy
    17 September 2018 / 8:27 am

    Gardening or sewing, depending on the weather!

  20. Iris Tilley
    17 September 2018 / 8:46 am

    My granddaughter and I really love drawing She’s staying at ours now till after Christmas Such great fun

  21. Nicola Marshall
    17 September 2018 / 9:44 am

    I love to get out with the kids usually for walks, park or swimming.

  22. Amandeep Sibia
    17 September 2018 / 10:45 am

    Sitting down with a good book.

  23. clair downham
    17 September 2018 / 10:48 am

    read or have a bath

  24. Nicola S
    17 September 2018 / 11:26 am

    I like to read, but never seem to get the chance. Also get a lot of enjoyment from walking with the dog and my family.

  25. Isabell Whitenstall
    17 September 2018 / 11:41 am

    The thing I enjoy most is spending time with my grandchildren but I also love reading books

  26. Lindsey Stuart
    17 September 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I really like to do word searches and crosswords i think it is good for keeping the mind active.

  27. Sally Collingwood
    17 September 2018 / 12:44 pm

    Playing in the park with the kids

  28. Sandra Fortune
    17 September 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I like crafts -drawing and painting , crochet and jewellery making

  29. Catherine Bullas
    17 September 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I enjoy doing jigsaws

  30. Margaret Clarkson
    17 September 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Reading, especially crime mysteries.

  31. Joanne Darnell
    17 September 2018 / 2:43 pm

    walking

  32. Annabel Greaves
    17 September 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I love family days out to the park

  33. MARK HOPKINS
    17 September 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Read a book

  34. Andrea Fletcher
    17 September 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I like cooking, reading or gardening.

  35. Lydia Joy
    17 September 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Take my pugs on walks

  36. Laura Banks
    17 September 2018 / 8:06 pm

    i enjoy reading

  37. Angie McDonald
    17 September 2018 / 8:50 pm

    I love to listen to my favourite music on the hifi system and dance around the living room!

  38. Martina Pichova
    17 September 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Reading books and magazines (and not on my iPad…).

  39. Carolyn E
    18 September 2018 / 8:47 am

    I like to photograph a flower and then try to draw or paint it. Trouble is I am not very good – yet!

  40. Isabel O
    18 September 2018 / 7:04 pm

    Read! Fiction, non fiction, I’m not bothered, as long as I’m snuggled in bed with a good book.

  41. JaSh
    19 September 2018 / 12:36 am

    I love puzzles such as arrowwords

  42. Joanne Dobinson
    19 September 2018 / 3:24 am

    I love nothing better than teaching my grandchildren how to learn arts and crafts using all kinds of materials including colouring pens

  43. Robert Price
    19 September 2018 / 9:31 am

    Walking as much as possible

  44. claire griffiths
    19 September 2018 / 12:12 pm

    walking around the country side that surrounds the village where i live

  45. judy Kennedy
    19 September 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Walking & listening to music

  46. Lorna Ledger
    19 September 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Knitting and painting

  47. Laura Turner
    19 September 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I make masks and other costume props. It’s both my work and my hobby.

  48. Andrea Upton
    19 September 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Reading books or going for a walk

  49. Christina Palmer
    19 September 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Going to my aerobics class or long walks with the dog.

  50. Ursula Hunt
    20 September 2018 / 7:00 am

    We enjoy making crafty things or baking as a family

  51. Jo m welsh
    20 September 2018 / 7:07 am

    Learning to crochet ,I started this year and love it

  52. Sarah Morris
    20 September 2018 / 7:25 am

    I love reading

  53. Ruth Harwood
    20 September 2018 / 7:39 am

    I read a lot of books, is a page better than a screen is the question?! We love to go family walks as well xx

  54. Sarah B-H
    20 September 2018 / 9:39 am

    I like going for walks!

  55. Tracy Newton
    20 September 2018 / 3:04 pm

    On a nice day I like to be out in the garden. On a cold, wet day, I like to be tucked up reading

  56. lesley renshaw
    20 September 2018 / 6:04 pm

    I’m learning to swim which I enjoy and I also like to read books x

  57. Danielle Spencer
    20 September 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I enjoy crafts of all kinds and I love walking.

  58. Sarah Summers
    20 September 2018 / 10:07 pm

    When I’m in my own I like to doodle lol if I’m having mommy time it’s either crafts with the older ones or playing kitchens with the littlest

  59. Susan Smith
    21 September 2018 / 8:34 am

    Crafting, i do enjoy glass etching and painting

  60. Jennifer Toal
    21 September 2018 / 6:28 pm

    Take the dog for a walk

  61. jo liddement
    21 September 2018 / 7:34 pm

    I enjoy reading, crafting and playing Scrabble with my husband and son.

  62. G Keegan
    22 September 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Read a book or a magazine.

  63. Heather N
    23 September 2018 / 12:14 am

    My family love looking at books together, drawing and colouring and going to the playground

  64. cheryl hadfield
    23 September 2018 / 5:32 pm

    I love reading and completing jigsaws

  65. Charlotte G
    24 September 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I like to put some music on and clean the house :)

  66. Maggie Ali
    25 September 2018 / 11:36 am

    I love crocheting and reading.

  67. Jackie Dawson
    25 September 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I love reading or crafting

  68. Juliet Canning
    27 September 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I love to paint

  69. Tracy Newton
    28 September 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Going for a walk

  70. Jodie A Green
    28 September 2018 / 2:30 pm

    We love our outdoor adventures, trips to the park and walks over Cannock Chase

  71. Kelly Morgan
    28 September 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I love reading

  72. Maxine Kirk
    29 September 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Brilliant for my grandchildren

  73. Andrea A
    30 September 2018 / 10:41 am

    My favourite thing to do that doesn’t involve a screen is spending time in the garden growing my own fruit and vegetables.

  74. Kim Neville
    30 September 2018 / 11:02 am

    Walking and exercise for my Fitbit challenges

  75. Janine Phillips
    30 September 2018 / 2:27 pm

    I love reading x

  76. Adele Knight
    30 September 2018 / 5:33 pm

    Love colouring in

  77. Carole Nott
    30 September 2018 / 6:03 pm

    i love walking and cycling in the countryside

  78. Kay Broomfield
    30 September 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Playing with my children or baking

  79. janine wainwright
    1 October 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I love my Serenity board has i make blankets for the family

  80. Mrs Lynn Neal
    1 October 2018 / 5:03 pm

    Read a magazine or a book!

  81. Victoria Sparrow
    1 October 2018 / 5:57 pm

    We love arts. Painting, drawing. Trying new crafts.

  82. Jayne Townson
    1 October 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Mine is walking, I love getting some fresh air and I find it helps clear my head.

  83. john foster
    2 October 2018 / 11:13 am

    excellent for my 10yr old

  84. Kirsty Hosty
    2 October 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Reading or craft

  85. Rebecca Nisbet
    2 October 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Our favourite thing to do is baking, me and my girl recently made a gingerbread family.

  86. Samantha O'D
    3 October 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Reading, i dont do as much as i would like to

  87. JULIE WARD
    3 October 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Walking, especially if it involves shopping

  88. Laura Finch
    3 October 2018 / 10:25 pm

    We read!

  89. Kim Murray
    4 October 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Love baking x

  90. Emilia Nastaly-Howard
    4 October 2018 / 5:03 pm

    Jigsaw puzzles :)

  91. Kelly cooper
    5 October 2018 / 7:34 am

    We as a family love jigsaws/ puzzles

  92. Danielle Graves
    5 October 2018 / 11:49 am

    I love to build LEGO models

  93. Rachel Butterworth
    5 October 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I’ve recently taken up sketching, it’s really relaxing. I also love to read.

  94. Laura Pritchard
    5 October 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love reading books.

  95. Samantha Atherton
    5 October 2018 / 9:00 pm

    walk barefoot on the beach

  96. Sheri Darby
    5 October 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Going for long walks

  97. Clare Hubbard
    6 October 2018 / 8:45 am

    Playing Lego with my sons

  98. Kelly Knowles
    6 October 2018 / 11:31 am

    Family board games, my four are not yet lost the the technology world, we love doing things together

  99. olivia Kirby
    6 October 2018 / 12:45 pm

    My favourite thing is to go to the theatre to see comedy or ballet and I also love going to gigs.

  100. christine WESTKLAKE
    6 October 2018 / 3:37 pm

    read a proper book

  101. KATHY D
    6 October 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Get out my knitting

  102. Rebecca Powell
    6 October 2018 / 3:57 pm

    I love to read books or play board games

  103. Maggie Glover
    6 October 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Making bobbin lace

  104. Tracy Hanson
    6 October 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I like to read “real” books, listen to music and go to gigs, card making and also going to see my local rugby league team play.

  105. Amanda Gregory
    6 October 2018 / 4:34 pm

    Playing musical instruments.

  106. lorraine kirk
    6 October 2018 / 5:08 pm

    I love to crochet amigurumi

  107. Rebecca Whatmore
    6 October 2018 / 5:10 pm

    Spending time with my husband and pets.

  108. Sam Parkes
    6 October 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Outdoor adventures with the family exploring places

  109. Laura Pyper
    6 October 2018 / 8:42 pm

    walking

  110. Kelly Sayer
    6 October 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I love spending time with my kids and our budgie. We are teaching him new words and i encourage my kids to keep him entertained (a sneaky way to keep them away from the TV)

  111. Pauline Burroughs
    6 October 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I’m teaching myself to crochet so that’s my favourite thing to do at the moment

  112. Sylvia Paul
    6 October 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I love reading books as its such a great way to relax xx

  113. Adrian Bold
    6 October 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I love listening to music or reading.

  114. irene gilmour
    6 October 2018 / 10:58 pm

    baking the kids love to join in its a great hobbie to do as a family

  115. paula cheadle
    6 October 2018 / 11:28 pm

    I love reading books and doing knitting

  116. Robyn Clarke
    7 October 2018 / 1:29 am

    Crochet or sewing

  117. Jules page
    7 October 2018 / 7:13 am

    I knit

  118. Alice Colling
    7 October 2018 / 7:29 am

    Baking together

  119. Jo Booth
    7 October 2018 / 8:43 am

    We love craft projects but also monopoly is also a big favourite !

  120. Stacey Turner
    7 October 2018 / 8:49 am

    Play board games with my daughter

  121. Maria P
    7 October 2018 / 9:04 am

    Reading books and baking (not at the same time :)

  122. betsy ferguson
    7 October 2018 / 11:18 am

    i live right on hadrians wall, and love to have a hike along it

  123. Denise walton
    7 October 2018 / 11:29 am

    I love baking knitting and crocheting

  124. Laura
    7 October 2018 / 11:49 am

    we love reading together

  125. 7 October 2018 / 11:55 am

    We love getting outside together to go for a walk in our local country park

  126. Allan Fullarton
    7 October 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Having a picnic in the park.

  127. Katie Walker
    7 October 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I love colouring, especially by numbers and intricate designs

  128. Donna W
    7 October 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Going for walks in the woods or along the beach with my children.

  129. carol boffey
    7 October 2018 / 1:54 pm

    going for walks together

  130. Danielle Pooley
    7 October 2018 / 2:14 pm

    My little boy loves going to the park, we go every other day!

  131. Tammy Neal
    7 October 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I like colouring or walking

  132. amanda greensmith
    7 October 2018 / 2:22 pm

    we love beach combing

  133. Jeanette Leighton
    7 October 2018 / 2:32 pm

    Spend time playing with my children or going to the park

  134. MANDY DOHERTY
    7 October 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Book folding

  135. Michaela Turner
    7 October 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I love getting in the car and finding new places to visit

  136. Hayley Todd
    7 October 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I love crafting. I find it extremely relaxing and therapeutic and it helps me to unwind and de-stress after work. I love all sorts of craft, from colouring, card-making, knitting, cross-stitch and am hoping to learn wreath making in time for Christmas.

  137. kelly wheelhouse
    7 October 2018 / 3:20 pm

    I love long walks through the countryside! It’s amazing when you pay attention to the world around you how much you can see! Since going for walks I’ve seen loads of different birds I’d never seen before in my life

  138. Nancy Bradford
    7 October 2018 / 3:29 pm

    My favourite thing to do that doesn’t involve a screen is exploring in the woods and camping.

  139. Kirsteen Mackay
    7 October 2018 / 3:47 pm

    I love sewing, cycling and drawing.

  140. Karen hutchinson
    7 October 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Go to the theatre

  141. Kate Davies
    7 October 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I love curling up with a good book.

  142. CAROL PATRICK
    7 October 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Relaxing with a good book with soft music playing in the background

  143. Laura Claridge
    7 October 2018 / 5:52 pm

    I love to curl up and read a book :)

  144. Natalie S
    7 October 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I love walking and hiking

  145. Janine H
    7 October 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Baking a batch of scones. fairy cakes or rock cakes. Quick and easy bakes always put a smile on everyone’s faces

  146. Deborah Clarke
    7 October 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I love to lose myself in a good book. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

  147. Dawn Samples
    7 October 2018 / 6:31 pm

    We like to visit farms in the country x

  148. Amy Jo mclellan
    7 October 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Eating food! :)

  149. Dawn McBride
    7 October 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I love getting outdoors. We sometimes do Scavenger Hunts. I scribble different colours on a piece of paper and we go out and collect the matching colours. Sometimes we will collect lots of flowers, leaves etc and make our own potions. And now it’s autumn. Conker finding, collecting leaves to make pretty pictures and decorations for the house.

  150. Patricia Avery
    7 October 2018 / 8:24 pm

    I swim and read every day. I love doing both. Great stress busters :)

  151. Tee Simpson
    7 October 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Going on a bike rude.

  152. Leanne Perrett
    7 October 2018 / 8:53 pm

    i love to sew and crochet

  153. Lucy Carter
    7 October 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Board games

  154. Paula T
    7 October 2018 / 9:28 pm

    I love to clean, awful I know x

  155. Craig Hindle
    7 October 2018 / 9:35 pm

    My favourite thing to do is walk dog to park which doesnt involve a screen

  156. Chris hindle
    7 October 2018 / 9:37 pm

    My favourite thing to do which doesn’t involve a screen is gardening

  157. Natalie Crossan
    7 October 2018 / 10:20 pm

    I really enjoy doing laundry and ironing – such a sense of satisfaction x

  158. Lia Burns
    7 October 2018 / 10:46 pm

    I love to crochet and knit in my spare time x

  159. Hayley F
    7 October 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Playing board games x

  160. Natalie Gillham
    7 October 2018 / 11:44 pm

    I love to read non fiction books x