When my parents went out or away for some time, I would get bored easily at night. Sometimes it was scary to be alone at home. But we could always find something fun to do when bored. Let’s see what you can do when you’re alone and bored as a kid at home.
When you’re bored and alone at home, you might be tempted to do nothing. But we’ve got some ideas for things to do that will make you feel good about yourself and the world around you.
You’re home alone, and you’re bored. What do you do? Well, we’ve got some ideas for you!
Have a one-person dance party
It’s okay to dance alone—trust us. If you feel self-conscious, just close your eyes and pretend no one is around. You can dance to whatever music makes you happy, even if it’s just the Spice Girls or One Direction on repeat (no judgement).
Build a fort
We know what you’re thinking—you don’t have any couch cushions or sheets left over from other projects. But don’t worry! Just grab some blankets from your bed and make yourself a cozy little place in the corner of the room where you can curl up with your favorite book or video game system. It’ll be like having your own private clubhouse right there in your home!
Play pretend with your toys
You can be anything—a superhero, a princess, an astronaut—it doesn’t matter! Just get into character and act out some scenes from your favorite storybook or movie (without breaking anything). You might even want to use your imagination.
Learn a new skill
You can use the time when you’re bored alone at home as an opportunity to learn something new. For instance, maybe you want to learn how to knit, cook a new dish, or play an instrument. And if you already know how to do these things? Why not teach them to someone else? It’s great practice!
Exercising is always good for the body and mind—but it can also help pass the time if you’re feeling bored alone at home. One thing that’s particularly great about exercising when it’s just you is that there’s no pressure: no one will judge if it seems like too much effort; no one will tell.
Write in a journal! Journaling is one of the best ways to get all of your ideas out onto paper so that they don’t get stuck inside your head and make it hard for you to focus on other things later on down the line.
What do you do when you’re bored?
A lot of kids find ways to entertain themselves at home. Honestly, I haven’t been alone at home for about a decade. But in that decade, I slowly lost interest in playing with my toys and drawing. Nowadays, it’s rare I get bored since I run around like crazy to keep myself entertained even if the people around me are the ones who get bored! It’s actually a funny irony, but that’s a story for another time. What are your favourite things to do when left alone? Be sure to leave your answers in the comments section below!