Mega list of things to do

We know that lately it can feel like you never leave the house. Between remote classes, avoiding large gatherings and trying to figure out which businesses are open it can be tough to figure out something to do when you and your friends are bored.

The Adulting team decided to get back to basics and create a MEGA LIST of fun and easy things to do that respect physical distancing guidelines and get you out of the house. So grab your mask and invite a friend, roommate, classmate, or co-worker – or head out solo –  and have a great time!

  1. Pack lunch and go for a bike ride. Checkout these handy AZ bike maps (or search your state’s Department of Transportation site for a bike map) or hit a mountain bike trail

  2. Spend the day at Tempe Town Lake and rent an electric boat, paddle boat, or kayak.

  3. Workout challenge

  4. Rent a bucket of balls and shoot away at a driving range. Most golf courses will lend or rent out clubs if you don’t have any.

  5. Create a bracket tournament for some friendly competition:

    1. Ping pong (you can reserve a ping pong table at the SDFC). 

    2. Billiards. 

    3. Cornhole.

    4. Horse shoes.

  6. Take a hike! Look at this AZ hiking guide for the perfect trail.

  7. Head to a local tennis court and try one of these fun tennis games for small groups.

  8. Volunteer through ASU’s Changemaker Central or search VolunteerMatch for an opportunity in your local area.  

  9. Make up a scavenger hunt (it can be campus-based, city-based, nature-based) and then challenge friends to see who can find everything first.

  10. Grab a friend or a good book and a blanket, and go watch the sunrise or sunset. 

  11. Download a movie or series onto your phone or laptop and watch somewhere outside.

  12. Tie dye shirts.

  13. Build a fort and camp indoors or grab sleeping bags and sleep outside.

  14. Create a cooking challenge where individuals or teams compete using mystery ingredients, a set shopping budget or style of cooking (like using the grill only).

  15. Redecorate a friend’s room while they do yours.

  16. Plant an indoor garden.

  17. Hit a community or gym pool you’ve never been to before.

  18. Gather old t-shirts, sit out on the patio and make a no-sew t-shirt blanket.

  19. Grab all your old clothes and hit the thrift store for a day of thrifting.

  20. Enter one of the Instructables contests to win Amazon gift cards!

  21. Go ice skating or roller skating during public skate hours at your closest rink.

  22. Play racquetball at a nearby park.

  23. Study or hang with a friend at a coffee shop you’ve never tried before.

  24. Dye your or your friends hair.

  25. Run or train for a 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon. 

  26. Stroll through a local farmers market.

  27. Try making jam.

  28. Visit a museum.

  29. Give some love to Mother Earth and plant a tree.

  30. Start a book club. And then read a book that was made into a movie and watch it together!

  31. Plan a potluck picnic with friends.

  32. Stroll garage sales over the weekend.

  33. Start a card club – poker, bunco, or any of these over 40 games.

  34. Find a Meetup event to attend.

  35. Go listen to live music at a restaurant, cafe or coffee shop near you.

  36. Sidewalk chalk random nice messages throughout a neighborhood.

  37. Have a car wash.

  38. Enjoy some fresh air and follow along with this peaceful qigong lesson.

  39. Roast smores on a backyard charcoal grill.

  40. Go to a drive-in movie.

  41. Invite friends over to create some dollar store Halloween DIY decor ...

  42. … and then create your own DIY Halloween costume.

And there you have it, a physically distanced mega list of things to keep you busy and bust that boredom! Have a great idea we should add to the list? Please share! And if you post pics doing any of these things be sure to tag us @asuadulting101.

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