When my kids come to me and tell me they’re bored, my response is nothing. Like, literally. I just stare at them. Usually with one eyebrow raised to convey my disbelief.
I used to try to come up with ideas.
“Make a fort. Go for a bike ride. Go to the park!” shouted out with unbridled enthusiasm.
My suggestions were inevitably met with, “Meh. Don’t really feel like it. Nyah.”
Followed again by...”Mom, I’m so bored. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO.”