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If we have learned anything in the past couple of years — apart from the fact that we need to wash our hands frequently — it’s that we need to find ways to entertain ourselves at home with something besides binge-watching TV shows and occasionally reading a book.

Many people rely on either outdoor or social activities when it comes to having fun. And that’s fine, but sometimes, for whatever reason, it can be unattainable. Even though, hopefully, we will never have to live through another pandemic, finding things to do when you are at home and bored can be an important life skill.  

Those of you who usually do fun stuff outside of the home will be surprised by the variety of creative things you can actually do at home. From more conventional things, like trying new recipes, to more advanced things, like building a castle for your pet or learning a new language from scratch, activities to do at home can be as fun as going out with your friends and sometimes even have additional educational or practical value.  

For this article, we have collected a long list of stuff to do when you’re bored and at home. How many of these have you already tried? We recommend giving all of them a shot and finding the ones you enjoy the most. How do you usually entertain yourself when you have to stay in? Share your recommended fun things to do in the comments! 

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Teach Your Pet Some New Tricks

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Headless Roach
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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd like to teach my cat to levitate while sleeping on my lap, so that I can occasionally get up to pee.

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Foster A Pet

Foster A Pet

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Xenon
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would end up with way too many pets! And my void would go ballistic!

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Take A Virtual Museum Tour

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Lyone Fein
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are amazing. And there are international ones available too. Like tours of temples in India, of archaeological sites, etc.

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Perfect Your Home Coffee Game

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Make Your Own Music

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My husband creates music, online games, and board games. The music on my TY channel is all from him. Love it.

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Play A Board Game

Play A Board Game

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love board games but we stopped playing Monopoly since my 5 y.o. beat us at every turn, everyone of us, making his older sister give up and cry! LOL.

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Learn How To Do Origami

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My youngest son wanted to impress a girl at school so he made a bunch of flowers, tulips I think; he was 15-16.

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Try Living Room Yoga

Try Living Room Yoga

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Them: Try living room yoga! Me: Try living in this position for the rest of your days.

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Start A Garden

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Benita Valdez
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dogs saw it as a free salad bar and even trampled down the fence to eat all the tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Try A New Craft

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#23

Decorate The House

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My husband said "enough". So, no more decorating or changing the sofa's space, etc.

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Take An Online Class

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Have A BBQ

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You don't do that because you're bored; you do that because you want friends around or because you're plain hungry.

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Play An Old-School Video Game

Play An Old-School Video Game

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Amanda Meszaros
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes!! My brother and I busted out the old GameCube and have been playing Tony Hawk and Mario like when we qere kids.... SO fun!

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Organize Your Wardrobe

Organize Your Wardrobe

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's already in rainbow colors; how else should I organize it?

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Declutter The House

Declutter The House

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

LOL. I'm bored. Yeah, clean your house. I'm going to read until that passes.

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#34

Have A Home Spa Night

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or take it up a notch and make it 'cat spa day'. Have you seen this yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovSGpHZS7M.

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Make Candles

Make Candles

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When my oldest brother was poor and living alone, he made candles out of bacon grease. He stopped when he realized his apartment smelled like bacon all the time.

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Watch Online Concerts

Watch Online Concerts

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Definitely enjoyable especially when you don't have enough money for all the concerts you would like to attend.

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#39

Make Playlists For Every Mood

Make Playlists For Every Mood

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have an MP3 that has over 800 songs in it but only plays ~125, then it starts back again. I need to find a solution to this.

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#41

Master The Online Game Arena

Master The Online Game Arena

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Print Out Photos And Frame Them

Print Out Photos And Frame Them

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#44

Learn A How To Do New Hairstyle

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At the age I am, I'm trying to teach my husband how to make braids just in case I can no longer make them myself.

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Have Breakfast In Bed

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope. No food in the bedroom. You can't actually be bored just when you just wake up.

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#46

Learn To Use Chopsticks

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I try but I never do so I sold them online and pretended they were ancient and sold them for 96 bucks

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Color In A Coloring Book

Color In A Coloring Book

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a coloring book that I got last year that has a bunch of holiday themed dogs... I'm still working on it!

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Do An Online Workout Class

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#51

Learn To Play Guitar

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Make sure to do it late at night so your bored neighbors can enjoy your learning experience.

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#52

Have A Bonfire

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Up here in the Poconos, I do frostbite BBQs. Snowing like hell and out grilling with friends! (Eat inside tho...)

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#57

Go Camping At Home

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fireplace recommended for marshmallows, living room rug not a good idea.

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Make A Family Tree

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I inherited ~15 books on our family tree. I'm hoping they are for both families (mother and father).

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#60

Tie-Dye Old Clothing

Tie-Dye Old Clothing

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please be sure to use non toxic dyes and be careful to not inhale the shirt and don’t drink the used dye water.

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#61

Paint And Sip

Paint And Sip

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Paint and sip… Just beware, if you are absent minded towards your surroundings when painting like me you may find your brushes being swirled in the cuppa tea you are drinking. It’s not ideal 😂

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Move Your Furniture Around

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you move the sofa, you've got to clean under the sofa. If you clean under the sofa, you might as well clean the whole living room. If you clean the living room, you should probably do the bathroom too. You're not fooling me.

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Propagate Your Plants

Propagate Your Plants

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#67

Write Letters To Family And Friends

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#71

Organize A Puzzle Swap

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#72

Wash Your Car

Wash Your Car

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#74

Have A Fun Family Meeting

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun and Family don't go together unless you're talking about my children and husband.

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Decorate Cupcakes

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My DIL makes the bestest of cupcakes and she's diabetic so my son eats them all.

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#77

Attend An Online Karaoke Party

Attend An Online Karaoke Party

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Philly Bob
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I sing, I sound like 3 cats having sex on a rusty old car hood on a summer night. I'll spare the world the agony!

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Start A Blog

Start A Blog

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My youngest son told me to start a blog instead of writing everything to them on WhatsApp... LOL

#80

Host A Cooking Challenge Via Video Chat

Host A Cooking Challenge Via Video Chat

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Start A Podcast

Start A Podcast

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#82

Learn To Cross Stitch

Learn To Cross Stitch

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#83

Have A Karaoke Night

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#84

Play Charades

Play Charades

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#86

Make Homemade Ice Cream

Make Homemade Ice Cream

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#88

Have An At-Home Film Festival

Have An At-Home Film Festival

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#90

Do A Hair Mask