40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

Several years ago my kids really started zoning out on technology and before I knew it they had one serious bad habit on their hands. So I took action by giving each kiddo a screen time punch card.  I also posted 40 Things to Do If You Are Bored on my refrigerator and when they got bored or did not want to use a punch on their cards, I referred them to the this list. The list is still on my refrigerator! Of course, this list is specific to my family, so copy and paste it into a word document and make it your own.

40 Things to Do If You Are Bored

  1. Build something (Kapla, K’Nex, Legos, blocks, etc.)
  2. Jump on the trampoline
  3. Gardening – plant something, weed, water, etc.
  4. Have a tea party
  5. Play with our pets
  6. Ride your bike
  7. Ride your scooter
  8. Draw a picture
  9. Paint something
  10. Listen to music
  11. Dance
  12. Pogo stick
  13. Play in the tree house
  14. Do your chores
  15. Read a book
  16. Practice math facts
  17. Write a story
  18. Snap Circuits
  19. Take pictures
  20. Video call family or friends
  21. Write a letter
  22. Climb a tree
  23. Make a blanket fort
  24. Blow bubbles
  25. Play basketball
  26. Play soccer
  27. Water play outside
  28. Jump rope
  29. Play make-believe
  30. Play a board game
  31. Create a play
  32. Play Frisbee
  33. Make a treasure map
  34. Visit neighborhood friends
  35. Play dolls
  36. Play with Hot Wheels
  37. Play marbles
  38. Puzzles
  39. Yo yo
  40. Explore the yard

I hope you find this list useful.  Let me know if you use it and what items you changed or added. Make the list your own. Consider collaborating with your kids on ideas for your family’s personalized list. There are so many things for kids to do. Let’s help them get off the couch, put down the screens, and get active!

40 Things to do if You Are Bored (Facebook Image)

Disclaimer: Posts on this site may contain affiliate links to help support Celebrating Family. This is at no cost to you.

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Great idea to have a list all ready– that way when the kids start complaining can say, check the list 🙂 Pinned it, thanks!

  2. Those are wonderful ideas…I am always looking for new ideas and stuff to d…you did again Janice!

  3. Debra wagber says

    Still awesome ideas!!