35 Things to Do When You're Really Bored

35 Things to Do When You're Really BoredAre you dying of boredom? Some or all of these suggestions might help!
  1. Take a picture of an old camera that can't take pictures anymore.
  2. Play frisbee golf with old CDs or DVDs you don't care about.
  3. Close the fridge really slowly to see when the light goes out.
  4. Take a nap under a shady tree. Like, a tree with shade. Not like, a sketchy, creepy tree. Don't do that.
  5. Count the squirrels at your local park. If your park has no squirrels, just sit there and think about life.
  6. Volunteer in your community by becoming one of those garbage stabber people.
  7. Plant carrots. Grow carrots. Pick carrots. Wash carrots. Eat carrots.
  8. Have a parade with just you walking down the street playing a kazoo. Maybe have your dog in there too.
  9. Play basketball with a deflated ball since it's really kind of a whole new game.
  10. Freeze a milkshake so it can just be regular ice cream in cylinder form. Mmm, cylinders.
  11. Microwave something, then open the microwave at 1 second left and pretend you disabled a bomb.
  12. Teach a cat how to do backflips so that when people come over your cat can do backflips and people will think your cat is cool.
  13. Try to find where you can get some cantaloupe ice cream, since that sounds kind of weird but yet is probably still a thing.
  14. Open a paint program and draw a stickman war on medieval, modern, or future age. Your choice.
  15. Think about how successful grass is as a species. There are like, trillions of those things.
  16. Try to run for a really long time like Forrest Gump but then stop after maybe a block or two.
  17. Drink some water! Too many people are dehydrated these days.
  18. Visit a butterfly house. They're like wasps except all the bad things are replaced with good things.
  19. Stare at the back of someone's head then see if they turn around like they have that "someone's watching me" feeling.
  20. Dehydrate a watermelon to make watermelon jerky. It's a real thing!
  21. Poke something or someone to the beat of a song.
  22. Draw pictures in total darkness and see how they turn out.
  23. Go through an old yearbook and see how weird everyone looked.
  24. Say potato really slow in a deep voice.
  25. Type ingredients you already have in your kitchen into a recipe generator and cook or bake something.
  26. Film yourself eating food then put it in reverse.
  27. Put soap in a hot tub and then turn the jets on, then give yourself a beard made out of bubbles.
  28. Listen to 2 completely different songs at the same time and see what it sounds like.
  29. Go on a 5 minute vacation to the most luxurious place you can find within those 5 minutes.
  30. Scream at a tree. It deserves to know that you acknowledge its hard work and dedication to the environment.
  31. Find a cookie. Eat it.
  32. Order a chicken and an egg from Amazon and see which one comes first.
  33. For the rest of the day, answer every question with a question.
  34. Watch some kids shows you were obsessed with when you were 4-8. Feel the nostalgia course through your veins.
  35. Question the meaning of boredom until you get so deep and scientific that you're no longer bored.

How to Cure Boredom

18 Prank Call Ideas
Those poor, poor minimum wage employees.

17 Things to Text
Helpful suggestions on how to successfully get someone to block your number.

22 Stupid Challenges
Sure, you're bored, but how do you prove that you're really, really bored?

25 Hilarious McDonald's Pranks
A lot of these also work for Burger King or Wendy's, if you have one of those instead of a McDonald's.

17 Things to Do at School
Other than look at this website, obviously...

23 Funny YouTube Video Ideas
Wow your friends with these unheard of innovations in online video media.

16 Really Weird Things to Do
These will most likely not help you gain any friendships.

29 Fun Things to Do with Friends
Crazy ideas that are great for best friends who are really bored. Also they're free!

22 Most Boring Things to Do
Some of us are just too excited sometimes.

32 Funny Short Story Ideas
Amusing writing prompts for those with writer's block.

25 Shortest Jokes Ever
Caution: Pretty much all of these are puns.

What to Do When Bored

Drawing Ideas
Funny things to doodle with pencils or crayons.

Painting Ideas
Easy things to paint with acrylic or watercolor.

Things to Do at Home
Ways to annoy your siblings, parents, and/or pets while trying not to get hurt.

Things to Talk About
Entertaining topics to discuss with your boyfriend or cat or whatever.

Things to Eat
New foods for dinner, lunch, breakfast, brunch, and snacks.

Things to Do Outside
Stuff to do in your yard or on a street or in the woods.

Things to Do in Public
Just so you know, the public will hate you if you do any of these.

Please don't actually do all of these.

Writing Prompts
Ideas for short stories or conversations or improv or whatever.

Ways to Make Money
Quick ways to make extra cash when you're stuck without a job.

Best Things to Do
Ideas for what to do when you're really, really bored.

Funniest Things to Do
Ideas for how to make yourself laugh.

Worst Things to Do
Bad ideas that are stupid, or at least super awkward.

Other Random Generators

Maybe inspirational or motivational, but possibly funny or dumb.

These are thoughts...by people. Some are deep...some are not.

This could maybe be helpful if you're feeling philosophical.

Jokes so unfunny that they're actually kinda funny.

There's always room for another comic book idea.

About Random Things to Do

Hey, are you bored? Probably, since you're on this website. Luckily we have ideas for stuff to do to cure boredom. If you aren't alone, we have suggestions for what to do with friends too!

Are you up for a stupid challenge or do you just want to do something boring? Or maybe something weird? Are you bored in class and looking for a thing to do at school, or at McDonald's?

Maybe you want to tell a dumb joke to your brother or sister, text a stupid message to a friend, or even prank call somebody. You could also try to be creative and write a short story or film a funny video. Otherwise you can just do nothing, I guess.

Oh, and if you have an idea for something that's not here, please join our Discord server and send your suggestions!