100 Fun and Spontaneous Things to Do When You're Bored

Updated on April 17, 2017

Activities for a Rainy Day

  1. Write a poem.
  2. Write a blog post.
  3. Draw.
  4. Drink some hot chocolate.
  5. Make your own website.
  6. Comment on a website.
  7. Practice your signature.
  8. Fix your broken iPod.
  9. Dance in the rain.
  10. Read the latest news.
  11. Create your own comic strip.
  12. Make a YouTube video; you could even earn money from it.
  13. De-clutter the house, or your room.
  14. Find and join an on-line discussion.
  15. Start a DIY project, e.g., a rainwater collecting tank.
  16. Catch up on your television shows.
  17. Light a fire (in a fireplace).

Random, Silly Things to Do

  1. Try not to think of pandas. It's harder than you think it is.
  2. See how many marshmallows you can put in your mouth.
  3. Check that I have not missed any numbers on this list.
  4. Try to lick your nose.
  5. Play a practical joke on someone.
  6. Say a word continuously until it loses its meaning.
  7. Say the alphabet backward.
  8. Slide down a flight of stairs on a mattress (be careful)
  9. Make a prank call.
  10. Memorize five good jokes. They're always useful for dinner parties.
  11. Go through a newspaper and draw funny hair on all the photos.

Go swimming outdoors
Go swimming outdoors

Things to Do Outside

  1. Go for a walk.
  2. Canoe.
  3. Go camping.
  4. Go fishing
  5. Dawn sail or kayak.
  6. Go swimming in the local pool.
  7. Surf.
  8. Go swimming outside (in a lake or sea).
  9. Go to the park.
  10. Buy or sell stuff at a car boot sale.
  11. Go to a theme park.
  12. Go paragliding.
  13. Go to your local zoo.

Nighttime Activities

  1. Watch a film outside using a projector and a bed sheet.
  2. Check your local heritage website for an exciting place to rent out for a night.
  3. Host an all-night gaming marathon.
  4. Arrange a night out with friends.

New Skills to Pick Up

  1. Learn to skate.
  2. Learn Morse code.
  3. Learn a simple tune on an instrument via YouTube.
  4. Learn your name in different languages.
  5. Learn the words to a song.
  6. Find out how to survive a bear attack.
  7. Learn a magic trick.
  8. Build a treehouse.

Activities That Benefit Others

  1. Give money to charity.
  2. Cook a fancy meal for friends or family.
  3. Volunteer at a charity shop to help those less fortunate.
  4. Plan a surprise party for a friend.

Things to Do With Friends

  1. Have a pillow fight.
  2. Go bowling.
  3. Throw a spontaneous party.
  4. Play a board game.
  5. Play biscuit blizzard. Crumble biscuits into large pieces and have a friend blow them into your mouth with a hairdryer. Caution: Make sure you do not to breathe in the crumbs!

Think about getting a pet
Think about getting a pet

Things to Do Alone

  1. Collect stamps.
  2. Collect coins.
  3. Watch a film.
  4. Go to church.
  5. Practice your shower singing.
  6. Make an omelet—experiment with new flavors.
  7. Think about and research getting a pet.
  8. Start a woodworking project (e.g., a CD holder or shelf).
  9. Find and subscribe to a magazine. There's a magazine out there for everyone.
  10. Start planning your next holiday.
  11. Read your local news. You can buy your city's paper from a local shop.
  12. Buy a poster or picture for your wall.
  13. Buy a box set of your favorite television series.
  14. Register to vote.
  15. Sort your CD/book collection.
  16. Plant something in a pot on your window ledge or out in the garden.

Self-Improvement Activities

  1. Enter a triathlon.
  2. Write down some 1-, 3-, and 5-year goals.
  3. Train for a 10km race.
  4. Work on your math skills.
  5. Go to the gym.
  6. Try to eat healthy all day—or all week!
  7. See what courses are available at your local higher education center.
  8. Make a small investment, e.g., shares, gold bullion bar.
  9. Give your brain a workout. Do a puzzle in the paper or take a grammar quiz online.

Things for Couples to Do

  1. Make a cake without following a recipe and see how it turns out.
  2. Rearrange your furniture.
  3. Buy your town's local produce.
  4. Have a Nerf or BB gun battle. Make sure you wear suitable clothing!
  5. Rent a movie series and buy a big bag of snacks to eat as you binge.
  6. Plant vegetables. Look online to see what you can plant this month.
  7. Make homemade ice cream.
  8. Lie down and listen to music.
  9. Make a list of things you both want to achieve in the next ten years.

Activities to Get You Outside Your Comfort Zone

  1. Call or message a friend you have not talked to for a while.
  2. Attempt an amazing but complex dessert recipe.
  3. Go into a shop and buy a food product that you have never tried before.
  4. Skydive!


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      Bree 6 months ago

      Amazing thank you, now I have at least 75 things I could do to not be bored all the time, thanks again!!!

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      Annthonia 3 years ago

      Thanks for the tips.

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      Tema 3 years ago

      Those are awsome

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      hmmm 3 years ago

      No. 37 in the first list is the same as No. 48 in the second list.

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      anytime fitness 3 years ago

      no. 24 classic

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      silla 4 years ago

      Awsome tips! thanks

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      grace&lydia spontaneous fun 4 years ago

      No.24 Comment.

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      Jinxing Liu 5 years ago

      Nice tips