With the coronavirus going around, it’s likely that you are self-quarantined to your home (or will be soon). That can be reeeeally boring. So what can you do while you’re pining away under the reign of Boredom? Here are forty two ideas! 🙂
- Listen to Audios
This is one of my favorite things to do. I love sitting down with a craft or baking or coloring and listening to audios while I do it. Ahh. Perfect!
- Do School Work
Sometimes when I’m bored, I’ll just go and catch up on school work. It gets it done and I find that I’m not so bored anymore! 😉 😝
- Make Your Own Game Show
This is so much fun! Create your own game show with your siblings and parents. 😉
- Play Games
Board, dice and card games are really fun. We recently got a Monopoly set which can make hours pass by pretty fast. Some other games that we love here are Gubs, Bang, Uno, Castles of Caladale, Forbidden Island, Forbidden Sky, Guillotine, Carcassonne and The Oregon Trail. 🙂 Games can kill hours of time.
This is the obvious answer. Eating is always fun. XD Make a huge bowl of cookie dough or grab that carton of ice cream and have a feast. 🍦🎂🍰 (Then of course you get stuffed full, which isn’t fun. XD)
Grab that blank notebook and write down the details of your time of quarantine. Believe me, you’ll be glad you did this later. It’ll be fun to look back and see what life was like during the time of Covid-19.
- Send Emails
Ah yes. Remember all of those emails that you’re always avoiding because you never have time to respond? Valla! The time has come. Sit down and respond to all of those lovely people who are probably just as bored as you are. 🙂 😉
- Write Letters
Letters are like a little ray of sunshine. They make everything feel brighter – even on the darkest days. Send a friend, grandparent or cousin a letter. It’ll make them happier, I can guarantee. This is also a good time to send notes to people in nursing homes, as they are on lockdown due to the virus.
(And if you’re like me and have several pen pals already, write back to all of those letters sitting beside your computer.) 😜
- Write a Story
Sit down and write a story. This is the perfect time to spend hours developing a plot, creating characters and building a masterpiece.
- Chew Gum
So let’s say you’ve stuffed yourself full because you’re so bored, but eating is the only interesting thing to do. Easy solution: chew gum. Right now I have a total of 47 sticks of gum in my bedroom. *heart eyes* I love it!
- Take Pictures
Take your camera into your back yard and photograph the beauty of spring; the budding trees, the flowers and all of the grass that needs to be mowed. Another fun thing to do is to dress your siblings up in fancy clothes and do a mini-photo shoot with them.
- Read Old Journals
Curl up in bed, grab your journal and read about life in the good ol’ days when you weren’t sentenced to remain in the confines of your home. 😎
- Listen to Music
When all else fails, lay down on your bedroom floor and put on your playlist. (Click here to check out my playlist so far for 2020!)
- Find New Music Artists
I don’t do this very often but my sister is an expert at it. 😉 I recently discovered that I really like music by Audrey Assad, The Brilliance and Sleeping At Last. *heart eyes* Music is a definite cure for boredom. (For a while anyway….)
Again with the whole bored eating thing. XD Baking is a great activity. Put on music or an audio and bake a treat for your family or help your mom out by making a meal. 😉
- Clean Your House
If you have bored, younger siblings, they are bound to be making a mess everywhere (believe me, I know this all too well). Go clean something! Not only does this improve your quality of life (and helps your parents out) cleaning is very rewarding. Wash windows. Vacuum. Scrub the floors. Clean the toilets and showers.
- Read Books (and buy new ones)
Books are a lifesaver. This is a perfect time to get out that book that you’ve always wanted to read. Sit down in front of the fireplace and get lost in the world of dragons, knights and happily-ever-afters. (…okay, if it’s me, I most likely will be reading books like I Can Only Image or The Prince Warriors or I Still Believe or any books by Annie Downs. *heart eyes* Teen girls, I encourage you to check out her books. They’re really encouraging and sooo funny. XD)
Another fun thing is buying new books. I’ve been doing this a lot lately. There is something amazing about getting a new book and discovering a whole new world!!!!
- Do Crafts
This is a perfect time to put together a scrap book or work on a knitting project. Learn a new skill! Crafts definitely help pass the time.
- Put Together a Photo Album
Look through your old pictures and create a photo album. This is SO much fun! I looove looking through old pictures and laughing over the old times! (I did that on my birthday post and went way over bored with pictures ‘cause it was so much fun! XD)
This is necessary if you take my advice and eat a bunch. XD Chase your siblings in your back yard. Do pushups. Jump rope.
- Making Goofy Videos
Grab a camera and a sibling and goof off! (And if you’re a friend of mine, send to me! 😉😊)
Grab that coloring book and those colored pencils/markers/crayons/pens and color away!
This is really fun. I’ve enjoyed embroidery over the years. You can find cheap kits at craft stores or online that have everything you need to do simple embroidery projects.
- Grab a Fun Drink
Brew a cup of coffee. Or tea. Grab a bottle of kombucha. Make a nice mug of hot coco.
- Practice a Subject You Want to Improve
When you have lots of time on your hands, what better way to spend it than practicing something? We all have things that we need to practice. Maybe it’s memorizing a passage of Scripture. Or learning a speech for school.
- Costume Party
When we were little, we all had so much fun dressing up and pretending to be different things. Why not do that now? Rediscover Kid You. 🙃
- Short Through Your Closet
Try on all of the clothes that you own and get rid of a bunch that don’t fit you anymore or (if you’re like me) are worn bare and need to be tossed.
- Dance Party
Put on happy music and dance away! 😉 💃 🎶🎵
- Watch Movies
There are so many movies out there. (If you’re looking for some good movies, check out my 2020 Movie Guide!) This is a great time to make a huge bowl of popcorn, grab some tea and have a movie marathon. (We did that during the Christmas season. It was literally a whole day of watching movies. By the end of it we were all walking around like zombies. XD) After you exhaust all of the interesting individual movies, you can always watch different series. Anybody like Call the Midwife? GREEEAT for killing time! (And they are really well done!!!) Also, Nailed It is HILARIOUS.
If you have a blog, flood it with posts. Since everyone is so bored, no one will mind having extra to read from you. XD Ask other bloggers to guest post on your blog. Ask friends to email you a post.
If you don’t have a blog, start one toady! I would highly recommend using WordPress. They make starting a blog super easy. (A plus is that you can spend as little or as much money as you want and still have an amazing blog!)
- Play With Toys
Hey, listen all of you Very Mature People out there. No one is ever too old to play with toys. Get out those lego sets and build a world.
- Organize Your Desk
*coughs* I need to do this. I was so happy about getting this stationary desk, but I haven’t kept it organized like I should have.
- Make Paper Dolls
I used to make paper dolls all of the time. (And some of them were weeeeird looking). It’s fun and after you’re done, you can give them to your little siblings. 😉
Stay up late and sleep in late. 🥱😴 😂That’s my motto. I mean, if there’s nothing else to do, why get up early? XD
- Research a Subject You’re Passionate About
RESEARCHING IS THE BEEEEST! While I was taking an oceanography class, I had to do a lot of research on coral and sea creatures so that I could write papers on them. I so enjoyed that part! If there is a subject that you are passionate about, go and research it! Learn as much as you can and fill your brain with neat facts!
(I would recommend not over-researching the covoravirus….it’ll likely only scare you more).
You need more ideas? Kaley came up with a few as well!
- Try a writing prompt
- Make a fun snack for you and someone else, like ants on a log
- Make a journal. One day, this will be history, and your story, if cataloged, could be a bestselling book of the time.
- Try dancing and singing along to a random song someone chooses.
- Paint or draw
- Ask someone how their day REALLY went. And listen. Life is crazy. Plans are canceled. We need each other to deal with the anger, pain and frustration.
- Do something you normally would never do.
Enjoy this time, guys. It won’t last forever. Enjoy the respite from the business of life. Rest and relax. Stay safe and try not to panic. And stay un-bored. 😉 😁🍦