Emily Wyckoff

Bored Kid? Try this list

From www.bored.com
Are You Bored? Try These Things:

Act like a spy / secret agent for the day
Act like you just met your friend for the first time
Act profound
Ad lib
Add some strawberries to your ice cream
Adopt strange mannerisms
Alphabetize the food in your fridge
Announce your candidacy for President.
Annoy total strangers
Apply for a unicorn hunting license
Appreciate everything
Archive the Internet to 3.5″ floppy disks (low density of course)
Arrest yourself
Ask a question nobody can answer
Ask embarrassing questions
Ask for seconds
Ask people how to pronounce their name
Ask people if they want to see your “belly button treasure”
Ask people if they’ve seen your head
Ask stupid questions.
Ask the person in front of you to marry you.
Ask why
At the bottom of escalators yell “MY SHOELACE!”
Attract lightning
Award yourself a Nobel Peace Prize
Baby oil the floor
Backstroke your way to class
Bake the world’s biggest doughnut hole
Balance a pencil on your nose
Balance a pillow on your head
Balance your checkbook
Bark at people in the grocery store
Bark at your dog
Bark at your parents
Be a leaf and leave
Be a loan shark
Be a lone shark
Be a monk…for a day
Be a no-name
Be a non-being
Be a REALLY cautious driver
Be a side affect.
Be a smart blonde
Be a spy
Be a square root.
Be a superstar
Be amazing
Be blue
Be blunt
Be Buddha
Be cherubic.
Be cold
Be cute
Be envious
Be halfway
Be hot
Be immobile
Be in the wrong place at the right time.
Be jealous
Be lazy
Be legendary
Be lord of the flies
Be negative
Be nervous
Be neutral
Be one of those people that yell “SHH!” (Even though they ADD to the noise)
Be positive
Be really annoying to everybody
Be sharp
Be smart
Be somebody else
Be someone special
Be stupid for a day
Be thankful for clocks
Be unique, just like everyone else
Beam yourself up
Become a band nerd
Become a go-to kinda man
Become a hermit on your front lawn (works best if you live on a main road!)
Become a paparazzi for your friends, follow them around with a camera
Become a party animal

Become a tic-tac addict
Become an expert on something nobody cares about
Befriend flies
Behold the truth
Bite every other nail
Bite your pinkie
Blast hip-hop music through town
Blink a lot
Blow bubbles
Blow bubbles with bubble gum
Blow on a beer bottle
Blow on a blade of grass
Blow spit bubbles
Blow up a balloon until it pops
Boil ice cream
Boldly go where no man has gone before
Bother a sibling, profusely
Bounce a potato
Braid your dog’s hair
Break into a friend’s house and clean it
Break some rules
Bring a Furby to school
Bring dog treats to the park and meet 25 new dogs
Bronze your sister
Brush your teeth
Buff your cat
Build a house out of toothpicks
Build a house with ice cubes
Build a model of the Eiffel Tower out of Belgian waffles
Build a pyramid
Build a tree house in the middle of a field

Burp the Happy Birthday song
Bury your father’s car
Buy something from an infomercial
Call a wrong number and talk to whoever answers.
Call an insurance company and try to insure your stuffed animal.
Call toll free numbers and make friends with the operators
Call yourself an Indian giver
Calmly have a nervous breakdown
Can you out-shame these people?
Carpet your ceiling
Carry a briefcase with you and offer people phony legal advice
Carry a tune…drop it, see if it breaks
Carve your boyfriend\girlfriend\crushes’ initials in a marshmallow
Catch a cold
Catch a falling star
Challenge the neighbor kid to duel
Change your hand writing style
Change your mind
Change your name…daily
Chase your friend or family member around the sofa
Check out the weather forecast for other parts of the world.
Check under chairs for chewing gum
Check your email from a DOS command prompt
Chew ice
Chew on a lollipop stick
Chew on pen caps
Chew on your arm until someone notices.
Chew your lip
Churn some butter.
Claim you are late for a date with the white rabbit
Clean and polish your belly button
Clean your room (*gasp*)

Climb the walls
Clone yourself
Collect hotel keys
Complain about your nose hurting
Conceive a brand new language.
Confess to a crime that you didn’t commit.
Confess to a crime…that didn’t happen
Construct a shrine for the queen of the spud peoples
Construct tiny makeshift parachutes for hamsters
Convert various currencies to other various currencies here
Count all the stars in the sky
Count to a 100,000
Count your teeth with your tongue
Crack your knuckles
Crank up some music
Crawl around the room humming the music from Mission Impossible.
Create random equations
Cross your toes
Crumble
Crumple
Crush pop cans with croquet mallets
Cut out photos and paste them on Popsicle sticks and have a puppet show
Cut your fingernails/toenails
Dance around your living room naked
Dance ’til you drop
Dare to be stupid
Day dream
Debate politics with a pet
Declare April 6th “slap butt day” at your school and actively celebrate it
Declare war
Defend your neighborhood from flesh eating robots
Defy gravity
Develop a complex
Develop a tick
Dial-a-prayer and argue
Discover some cool uses for crates
Discover the answer to the ultimate question….then the question itself….
Do a cartwheel
Do a good job

Do aerobics…in your head
Do crossword puzzles
Do everything with your other hand today
Do some paperwork
Do the hokey-pokey at 3 am
Do the magician “saw a box trick” with your sister/brother
Donate your brother’s/sister’s body to science
Dont ever use punctuation its rather annoying isnt it
Doodle or cartoon
Dot people’s i’s for them
Draw Venn diagrams…screw them up
Dress in something silly and laugh at yourself
Dress like a pirate
Dress like your favorite Heavy Metal group…surprise your grandmother.
Dress up in a cow suit… go to the supermarket
Drink as much prune juice as you can
Drink soda till you get wired
Drink straight shots…of water
Drop pebbles down the chimney
Drop something to see if it breaks.
Duct tape a spoon to the wall and wait for it to fall

Eat broccoli and pretend to be a dinosaur eating trees
Embarrass yourself
Even the score
Every time you say the word definitely, spell it out
Every time you write something today, use roman numerals for the numbers.
Exist…existentially of course.
Exorcise a ghost
Experiment with makeup
Eye witness stuff
Factor your social security number
Faint
Fake an accent
Fall asleep
Fidget
Figure out how to get yourself on TV
Find a bug and chase it
Find an address to your favorite famous person and write them a letter. See if they write you back.
Find other people who have your name
Find out your future with a Ouija board
Find pepper and dust and break the world record of sneezes
Find some crutches and pretend to have a broken leg
Find the heat capacity of your science professor
Find the longest URL you possibly can
Find the meaning of life
Find the nearest nowhere and go there
Find typos on websites and email the webmasters to let them know.
Find your half-life
Flash your mailman

Flip upside-down and check out the Anti-Gravity Room
Flirt with people
Fluff your pillows
Fold everything you can
Follow random people
Forget to groom
Form a political party
Form a union
Format all those AOL disks you got in the mail…
Gargle
Gesture
Get a song stuck in your head
Get angry with yourself
Get bubblegum stuck in your hair and try to get it out
Get caught red-handed
Get on the radio
Get run over by a train of thought
Get your dog braces
Get yourself as nauseated as possible, like by spinning around and looking straight up.
Give names to your body parts
Give your cat a mohawk
Give to charity

Give yourself a new identity
Glue pages of your roommates textbooks together.
Go Amish
Go back to square one
Go dumpster diving
Go dumpster diving and see what you can find
Go for a bike ride
Go for a run
Go for a walk
Go insane
Go into a bar and ask for a Molotov Cocktail
Go on random driver’s ed trips
Go shop for a really good book

Go skinny-dipping
Go squirrel watching
Go swimming
Go through the dictionary looking up really long words like discombobulated.
Go to a funeral and tell jokes
Go to a Swing dance and do the hokey-pokey
Go to McDonald’s and pretend you can’t speak English
Go to your local museum, and try to get kicked out
Goose people
Grease every door hinge in the house, then yell at people for slamming doors
Grind your teeth
Groan, act confused when people ask if you are ok
Hail a cab and walk
Hang out in the bathroom wearing a suit and sell people things
Have a burping contest
Have a carpet picnic
Have a staring contest with yourself in the mirror.
Have a water drinking contest
Have an egg toss
Have people follow you with red carpet everywhere
Help an old lady cross the street
Hide
Hire people to wait on you
Hit some hay
Hit the deck
Hold amateur wrestling matches at your local gym
Hold an ice cube as long as possible
Hold your breath
Hold your hand
Hop on one foot all day
Hop up and down
Host your own radio show from your laundry room
Hot wax the bottom of your brothers/sisters dress shoes
Hug a stranger then apologize saying you thought they were your grandma.
Hunt and peck when you type in public places
Ignore anyone who talks to you
Inflate a beachball and throw it around the room.
Insist everyone calls you “Your highness”
Interview a member of the opposite sex
Invent something
Join a fan club
Join the debate team and agree with everyone
Juggle everything you can find
Jump up and down
Just hop up
Kidnap Cabbage Patch Kids
Kidnap Cabbage Patch Kids
Kidnap Cabbage Patch Kids.
Kiss and make up with yourself
Kiss your elbow, if you can.
Knight yourself and some close friends.
Knit a sweater
Laugh at things that are not funny
Lay a long straight line of masking tape on the floor. Now spin around really fast then try walking on the masking tape.
Learn a new word in the dictionary
Learn insulting words in other languages
Learn random facts and share them with people

Learn to let go
Learn to peel a banana with your feet
Learn to play the kazoo
Learn to read Sanskrit
Learn to square dance
Learn to surf
Learn to throw your voice
Learn to type…with your toes
Learn to whistle 14.4/28.8 bps modem sounds
Let a helium balloon float up to your ceiling and throw things at it to pop it
Lick your hand and see the spit evaporate.
Lick your lips
Listen to a type of music that you don’t normally listen to
Listen to really hard music and head bang
Load as many programs on your PC as you can in an attempt to crash your system
Look at something for awhile, shut eyes, and study the after image.
Look on a soda bottle or cereal box and call the consumer information line and ask them some questions.
Lounge around the house in prom attire
Make a Christmas wish list in July

Make a deal with the devil, but keep your fingers crossed
Make a list of things to do when bored.
Make a list of things you want
Make a rubber band ball
Make a sundial
Make a trash can a basketball hoop and throw crumpled up paper for baskets
Make an entertaining phone answering-machine message
Make faces at strangers to make them laugh
Make oatmeal in the bathtub
Make shoelaces out of noodles
Make sock puppets
Make sound effects for stuff
Make up a new language
Make up code names for you and some friends
Make up crazy facts about things and tell them to other people like you are very smart.
Make up famous sayings
Make up ghost stories
Make up poems or songs about your boredom
Make your feet talk to each other
Make yourself sweat
Mark your territory
Master the art of cherry-stem tongue-tying
Memorize pi (the number)
Mix and match your socks
Mix some odd foods together and eat them
n the front lawn

Never say never I never will again
Open a box of Animal Crackers and make an animal farm
Open everything
Out of nowhere, or when it is quiet, say loud “When I say heeee-aay, you say hoooo, Heeee-aay” and see how many people say “ho”
Over pluck your eyebrows
Paint with your toes
Paint zebra stripes on your computer
Patch some clothing
Pay for expensive things with pennies
Peel grapes
Phone your local government rep and see if you can convince him or her to have lunch with you
Pick a random person and worship them
Pick other people’s noses
Pick the fuzz balls off hotel blankets
Pick your nose
Plan a journey
Plant M&M’s
Plaster those free tattoos all over your body
Play a tune with keypad numbers on the phone

Play bottle cap hockey…with pens as the sticks and a bottle cap as the puck
Play cards
Play dead
Play dress-up with all the clothes you have in your closet
Play duck duck goose
Play Frisbee
Play house with yourself
Play leap frog
Play pick up sticks
Play rock-paper-scissors
Play solitaire
Play songs backwards and listen for satanic messagesListen to a painting
Play tag
Play tiddly winks
Play to lose
Play video games
Play with marbles
Play with some LEGOS
Plead the fifth
Plot revenge against someone.
Plot the overthrow of your local school board
Pop zits and blackheads, clean lint out of belly button, q-tips, and find those hidden treasures of the nose
Post Post-It© Notes all over your house
Pour instant concrete in your sister/brother’s waterbed
Pour water in your hand, make a sneeze noise, and throw water on the back of person’s neck. Act like you’re not sorry at all for what they think you did. Comment instead on how big that sneeze was or about how there was a lot of mucus in that one.
Practice phrasing your answers in the form of a question, like on Jeopardy.
Practice your arm pit farting skills (Advanced participants try with your hand cupped on the back of your knee)
Practice your ty-chi. Wave your arms all around like your really know what you are doing.
Preach about wearing seatbelts
Preach the philosophy of Marx…Groucho, that is
Pretend to be a car – Make appropriate revving noises in your head as you walk along and add a racing commentary as you pass strangers in the street. Use blinking eyes as indicators for extra authenticity.

Pretend to communicate with your home planet.
Pretend you are God
Pretend you are Xena the Warrior Princess
Pretend you’re a dog
Procrastinate
Pronounce your friends names backwards
Pull someone else’s pigtails
Purpose marriage to the next living thing you see
Purr
Push your eyes for interesting light show
Put bunny ears on people you don’t know (the two finger kind you know, like a peace sign)
Put doll clothes on your cat and play dress up
Put legwarmers on all your furniture
Put lighted EXIT signs on all your closets
Put sunglasses on your pet
Put your Christmas lights up in April
Put your shoes on the opposite feet
Quiver
Read a book a sentence a day

Recite romantic poetry…to your toaster
Recopy the Bible substituting your name for God
Redecorate your garage
Relive fond memories
Repeat the same word over and over until it loses its meaning – Pick a random word out of a magazine and say it aloud to yourself until it becomes a meaningless set of noises.
Repeatingly call someone Al and get mad when they say that’s not their name
Respond to everything with “well that’s what you think”
Roll down grass hills
Roll over
Roll your change
Roll your tongue
Run a Miss Area-code pageant
Run across the room, tag someone and say “You’re it.”
Run around in squares.
Run around your house as fast as you can and, count how many times you can go without getting tired.
Run for Pope
Run to the window, then say, “Sorry, I thought I saw the Bat-signal”.
Sandpaper a mushroom
Save your toenail clippings
Say “blink-blink” when you blink
Say everything twice
Say everything twice

Say tongue twisters
Scheme
Scratch yourself – Go ahead, scratch yourself now. Even if nothing itches, go ahead. Doesn’t that feel pretty good?

See how long you can hold your breath
See how long you can sleep
See how long you can stay awake
See how many hugs you can get in one day
See how many licks it actually takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
See if diamonds really do cut glass
See what’s in your neighbor’s rubbish/trash – You can learn a lot about them this way.
Seek out the Paranormal
Send chills down your spine
Send postcards to yourself
Send your goldfish to obedience school
Set off metal detectors
Set up your Christmas tree in April
Set your life’s ambition to become a slacker
Sew your own clothes
Sharpen a carrot
Shave your head
Shoot rubber bands at someone, when they accuse you look confused and point to the person to the left of you.
Shout “shut up, SHUT UP,” and hit your head on a table
Show school pride, for a school other than your own
Shuffle cards and cut the deck
Sing even if you can’t
Sing in the rain
Sit on the washing machine during the spin cycle.
Skip
Skip rope
Slouch
Smell EVERYTHING you come across
Smile all day for a day
Snap your fingers as if suddenly you have a bright idea and see if you get any
Snicker
Sniffle
Snore
Snort
Speak in acronyms
Spell your name with mustard all over the street
Spend a few hours daydreaming that you had a billion dollars
Spend hours downloading large files, then delete them, download, delete…..
Spike your dog’s hair
Spike your hair
Spill things
Spin pencils on your fingers
Spit shine your Nikes
Stack furniture
Stand on your head
Stare at the back of someone’s head until they turn around – This works on the “I have the feeling I’m being watched” principle. Conduct an experiment-does this really work?
Stare at the ceiling and try to make something out of the dots
Stare into space
Start a club, make everyone who joined pay dues, then call it stupid and quit.
Start a conversation with yourself
Start a diary

Start a wave.
Start laughing really hard and say, “Oh, now I get it.”.
Start something but don’t finish it
State fallacies as fact (like, “peanuts grow on bushes”)
Step off a curb with eyes shut, imagine it’s a cliff – To get any benefit out of this one, you have to have a good imagination. Don’t step off immediately, build up to the jump. Study the ravine below. Feel the winds at that altitude. Step off and…AHHHHHH!!!!!
Stick marshmallows between your buttocks and see how far you can walk without dropping them.
Stick your tongue out
Stomp grapes in the bathtub
Stop what you’re doing, flick on the radio, get up and dance!
Surf the internet
Swat flies
Swear at yourself
Take a class on self defense
Take a week of vacation from work to just sit at home and watch tons of movies
Take an IQ Test
Take money out of the bank and spend it all on yourself
Take pictures of interesting things that you see all day.
Take the fifth.
Take your cat to the restroom with you
Take your hamster to the beach
Take your TV outside
Talk back to the radio
Talk like a pirate
Talk with your hands
*69 Telemarketers and ask them if they want to buy random stuff
Tenderize your tongue…chew on it for a while
Test thin ice…with a pogo stick
Think of nicknames for everyone you know.
Think shallow thoughts
Throw a huge party for no reason at all
Throw a sleepover
Throw a tomato into a fan
Throw marshmallows against the wall
Tie bows in everything
Tie someones shoe’s together
Try a sample of every flavor at baskin’ robins but don’t buy anything
Try bird-watching.
Try harder
Try plan B
Try to break a world record
Try to develop psychic powers, then use ‘em.
Try to make reservations at McDonalds
Try to Outmaneuver your shadow
Try to play a cassette in your CD player.
Try to put your feet behind your head
Try to stay up for 24 hours

Turn off the lights whenever you enter a room
Turn on everything
Turn on the T.V., put it on mute and make up dialogue
Turn your TV upside down and watch it
Turn yourself in a for a crime you didn’t commit
Unplug everything and rearrange the furniture
Use a kick me sign. As a challenge, see how many people you can put a kick me sign on without them knowing it.
Use the word stuff as much as possible
Use your secret mind power – Pick a passing by and try to use your mind power to command them do something, like drop their bag or knock into someone. The law of averages dictates that sooner or later one of your mind commands will come true, so you can convince yourself that you really have super human powers and waste even more time trying them out.
Vacation at Three-Mile Island
Vacuum your lawn
Volunteer for a charity
Walk around a public park, every so often pretend to trip on a ‘invisible’ wire.
Walk around as a body guard for a day for one of your friends
Walk around the room begging for spare change.
Walk extra fast all day
Wash behind your ears
Wash your car
Washable crayons are a wonderful invention. Pick a wall and invite friends.
Watch 101 Dalmatians and see if they really show 101 Dalmatians.
Watch a foreign film
Watch a home movie and make fun of yourself as a kid
Watch the minute hand move
Watch TV, repeat everything said in Italian accent – Sort of entertaining. Include flamboyant shoulder shrugs for added impact, or go for a Marlon Brando set of grunts.
Wear a different Hawaiian print shirt everyday for a year
Wear a lampshade on your head
Wear a right shoe that is different than your left shoe and see if people notice
Wear a three-piece suit…in a sauna
Wear all your clothes inside out for the day

Wear duct tape
Wear fuzzy bunny slippers to work
Wear no underwear
Wheeze
When you buy something ask to get your picture taken with the clerk
When you have people over ask them if they ever feel like they are being watched
When you smile bite your lip
Whine about everything
Whisper everything
Whistle while you work
Wiggle your leg
Wiggle your nose
Wiggle your toes
Wink at everyone
Write a book about your previous life
Write a limerick.
Write a poem
Write a rant letter to your local newspaper.
Write a really long essay
Write a song
Write calligraphy messages to your friends
Write complaint letters to companies that annoy you.
Write fortune cookie sayings
Write glow in the dark messages on people’s ceilings (“I’m watching you!)
Write graffiti under the rug
Write in a circle
Write letters to random people claiming you are their lost cousin, ask for money
Write your name in permanent marker on all your underwear
You and a friend pick your noses and see who has the biggest boogers.

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