46 random things to do when you’re bored at home

You can still have fun when in quarantine!


We’re sure you’re all fully aware of the current global situation by now so we’re not gonna waste energy preaching to the choir, but are instead focusing on how to make the most of your time stuck indoors. In this anxiety-inducing and uncertain climate, it’s more important than ever to keep busy; look after your mental health; and remain connected with others, whilst also staying safe and following protocol.

That’s why we’ve made a list of 46 things to do when you’re bored in quarantine. Many of the activities are solitary, others involve human connection and some are just utterly bonkers – but we hope they all add a little bit of brightness to your life.

1. Do a jigsaw puzzle
2. Practise calligraphy
3. Write letters to your friends
4. Draw caricatures of each other
5. Learn the US states (and their capitals for a bonus point)
6. Colouring in
7. Learn to knit or crochet
8. Scrapbook
9. Play The Sims
10. Get dressed up with nowhere to go
11. Tie dye
12. Bake it off
13. Listen to your fave artist’s entire discography from start to finish
14. Brush your pet
15. Clear out your wardrobe
16. Paint rocks
17. Give each other a massage
18. Crosswords
19. Make up a dance with friends
20. Pick a random page in the dictionary and learn new words
21. Make a macrame wall hanging
22. Cook something new
23. Do a workout video
24. Reorganise your food cupboard and throw out expired stuff
25. Watch slam poetry
26. Keep a diary or journal
27. Read an ebook as a group and discuss
28. Talk to your pet
29. Sudoku
30. Make pasta art
31. Learn to garden
32. Create your own pub quiz
33. Paint your nails
34. Look through old photo albums
35. Play board games
36. Wash your car
37. Follow a makeup tutorial
38. Practise talking in different accents
39. Try to draw a perfect circle
40. Have a paper aeroplane contest
41. Play Kiss, Marry, Kill
42. See how long you can go without blinking
43. Daydream
44. Play party games
45. Pretend you’re a guest on a talk show
46. Have a virtual viewing party of a film/series

Add your own ideas in the comments below or tweet us @unitedbypop!

1 Comment
  1. Kerys says

    This is pretty good! I’m planning on learning to write with my left hand and the flags of all the countries to stop being bored!

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