50 Things To Do When You Are Bored

Sometimes you are very bored. Do one of these activities to keep you busy:


  1. Create a stop motion animation using one of the many apps available for download.
  2. Create an iMovie. It can be a music video, trailer, or an actual movie.
  3. Make slime. You can find plenty of recipes online.
  4. Do coloring.
  5. Read a book.
  6. Have a pillow fight.
  7. Put a bar of soap in the microwave and create soap clouds.
  8. Make a fort or clubhouse.
  9. Make an emergency kit and stash it in your room with markers, food, band-aids, and flashlights.
  10. Make ice cream using only a few things found at home!
  11. Make your very own lava lamp!  All you need is salt, vegetable oil, and water!
  12. Make awesome rainbow bookmarks!
  13. Wash your hair.
  14. Make your own board game out of cardboard and paper!
  15. Turn the lights out and grab a flashlight. You can make shadow puppets or tell ghost stories.
  16. Play a board game or cards!
  17. Look at your old schoolwork or old photos.
  18. Write a letter to a friend or family member. Remember, they don’t have to live far away.
  19. Search Amazon for things that you want to get.
  20. Create an arcade game made out of cardboard!
  21. Play Truth-Or-Dare or This-Or-That? (Here is a technology-themed version: www.kidmag.ca)
  22. Play outside.
  23. Organize your room or your closet.
  24. Use stickers or emojis to tell a story.
  25. Read old diary entries.
  26. Plan out your dream house.
  27. Plan out what you would do if you were a billionaire.
  28. Plan out your future. You can make a poster or slideshow about it!
  29. Take a quiz!
  30. Make a video and pretend you are a famous YouTuber.
  31. Plan a party! (It doesn’t actually have to happen.)
  32. Play M.A.S.H.
  33. Search the internet for pets you might want to get in the future, plan out everything you would buy for them.
  34. Write a letter to your idol. You can try to send it or not. It’s your choice! (But get a parent’s permission before sending any mail.)
  35. Listen to music.
  36. Bake something. Mug Cakes are super fun and easy, and can be made in your microwave.
  37. Take a walk. Bring your dog.
  38. Plan a charity or fundraiser.
  39. Have a lemonade or hot chocolate stand.
  40. Try to make some money.
  41. Write a story.
  42. Make a poster for your room!
  43. Look for new books on Goodreads.
  44. Play the “One Word Story” game. All players sit in a circle and the youngest goes first. The first person says a word then the next person links a word to the one the first player said. The idea is to create a story by going around in a circle with each person saying only one word on his/her turn. When you get to the end of your story start again. If your story gets too crazy and can’t be understood we recommend restarting so everyone’s on the same page.
  45. Make a hot tub by running hot water (not TOO hot, make sure that it is a comfortable temperature for you) into your bathtub and add essential oils. Put your bathing suit on and hop in!
  46. Make stickers by colouring on blank labels and cutting out shapes!
  47. Play with a stress ball or thinking putty!
  48. Start writing in a journal. You can write about anything you like!
  49. Plan a club!
  50. Binge-read all of our articles on KidMag! (It’s better than binge-watching YouTube videos or Netflix.)


If you don’t like any ideas above, you can go to a museum; trampoline park, indoor playground, friends house, the mall, or spa.

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