15 Boredom Busters!
Get your friends together and try out some of these ideas for spending a few hours of fun!
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- Go on a picnic … at night. Watch the stars. Sing some praise songs.
- Rent paddleboats at a local lake.
- Write and perform your own play. Halfway through, switch roles.
- Take an all-day canoe trip.
- Try street corner art. Bring guitars, tambourines, easels, paints, juggling balls, etc. and put on an arts show. Greet passers-by.
- Take a trip to the grocery store and ask each person to bring $5 for food. Then come back together and cook a meal with the stuff you've collected.
- Find a Frisbee golf course, or make your own.
- Go on a "Bigger the Better" scavenger hunt. Divide into two groups. At each house, try to trade smaller objects you've collected for bigger ones. The group with the biggest object (kitchen sink, old lawnmower, refrigerator, whatever) wins.
- Have an '80s night. Begin in the afternoon by checking out thrift stores for some parachute pants or jelly shoes. Go rollerskating, and ask them to play their '80s tunes.
- Find a record player. Get a group together and buy some old LPs and 45s at a thrift or used music store—or borrow some from your parents. Pick up some cream sodas and Eskimo Pies and groove.
- Go line dancing.
- Plan a Polaroid or video camera scavenger hunt. Make a list of crazy things each group must photograph or video. Regroup and laugh together at your pictures/videos.
- Plan a progressive dinner. At one house have appetizers, the next house the main course, then dessert, etc. If possible, bike from one house to the next.
- Throw a banana split party. Use aerosol whipped cream, and have a contest to see who can make the tallest pile—with a cherry on top!
- Take a mini-road trip. Pack up a car with peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, chips and sodas, and several maps —and see how fast you can get lost. Then find your way home. (Make sure you have a cell phone just in case!)
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