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Easy & Cheap Things to do When You’re Bored for Kids and Families!

When summer hits and you’re kids start saying “I’m bored,” this list of 60 things to do when you’re bored will bail you out! Print off the list, hand it over to the bored kids, and let them get playing and creative this summer. Heck, many of these ideas are great for bored adults, too, so don’t be afraid to poke around the list yourself, too.

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Easy & Cheap Things to do When You're Bored for Kids and Families! Summer Boredom Printable List of Things to Do

60 Things to do When You’re Bored

Let’s get started with this fun and engaging video to kick off our boredom busters list!

  1. Fly a kite.
  2. Go for a walk.
  3. Write a letter to a friend.
  4. Make a scavenger hunt.
  5. Practice an instrument.
  6. Ride a bike.
  7. Visit the Elderly
  8. Try card making.
  9. Look for 4 leaf clovers.
  10. Clean your bedroom.
  11. Give Yoga a try.
  12. Take a bubble bath.
  13. Race your friends.
  14. Map a town and play cars.
  15. Plant a garden.
  16. Go swim at the pool.
  17. Take a class.
  18. Listen to an audio book.
  19. Collect interesting rocks.
  20. Take care of your pets.
  21. Try to knit a washcloth.
  22. Make homemade slime.
  23. Play hopscotch.
  24. Read a book.
  25. Play with Legos.
  26. Try a new recipe.
  27. Put together a puzzle.
  28. Make Friendship Bracelets.
  29. Go hiking.
  30. Make your own comics.
  31. Create art using stencils.
  32. Go fishing.
  33. Look for neighborhood jobs.
  34. Explore in the woods.
  35. Play catch.
  36. Play four square.
  37. Make a new friend.
  38. Study a topic of interest.
  39. Visit the Library.
  40. Play a card game.
  41. Pick weeds.
  42. Roll down a grassy hill.
  43. Play basketball.
  44. Play with playdoh.
  45. Write in your journal.
  46. Braid someone’s hair.
  47. Create an obstacle course.
  48. Design your own game.
  49. Find shapes in the clouds.
  50. Play at the lake.
  51. Climb a tree.
  52. Play teacher & student.
  53. Pick berries at a farm.
  54. Look for unique bugs.
  55. Do math worksheets.
  56. Jump rope.
  57. Try leaf and flower etchings.
  58. Put on a play.
  59. Collect the mail.
  60. Learn a new song.

What to do When You’re Bored

There are so many fun things you can do, both inside and out. We love being outdoors whenever the weather is nice like going on a hike with the kids or riding bikes together as a family. There are so many things to do when you’re bored that are completely free!

hiking with kids

Read this article next: 5 Secrets of Hiking with Kids & Toddlers

We often think of all the list of places we can go to seek out entertainment like bowling alleys and arcades, but you can get away with free and fun family activities. When you’re wondering what to do when you’re bored, just turn to our printable list and you’ll have lots of ideas!

Print the Things to do When You’re Bored Printable List!

The list is great, but a printable version is even better. Just print out this list of things to do when you’re bored and hang it somewhere the kids can easily find and you can point them to the list whenever it’s needed.

We’ve saved our summer boredom busters as a formatted PDF to make it easier to print and use all summer long. Just click on the image or link below to grab your copy!

Summer boredom can be chased away! Just print this free printable list with 60 things to do when you're bored and hand it over to the kids.

Click on this link to download —–> Printable Boredom Activities List

Our “Things to do When You’re Bored” printable is free for your own personal use. It cannot be copied or duplicated. If you know someone who would love this list, just send them the link and they can grab their own free copy.

Love these ideas? Share this post on Facebook to bookmark it. Then, it will show up in your memories each year and be simple to grab the printable summer after summer to beat the boredom blues.

Have more great ideas of things to do when you’re bored? Share them in the comments to add to this list! 

Kathy Hardess

Monday 28th of August 2017

This is so useful for hyper-energetic kids who get bored really easy, but also for adults in their relaxing moments. I especially love numbers 8, 21, 22, 31, 48. I love using my brain and hands to put things together. And I would especially recommend nr. 22, making the slime. It is fun and enjoyable for the kids, as well for the adults and this way you help them boost their creativity and yours, too! Congrats, really great list!

The ArtsBot

Friday 18th of August 2017

So many great creative ideas. We especially like #8. This list is Bot on! - ❤️ Pon and Marcy


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

I just printed the list. No more boredom for my kids this summer. Love #10 clean your room. lol


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

This is such a great list. It never fails each summer that the kids get bored.


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

This list is brilliant! I am seriously printing it out for my children this summer!

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