Being bored is a total drag, isn’t it? When you’re stuck at home with nothing to do, it can be tempting to waste an entire afternoon by just sitting on your couch and staring at your phone. Not only is this a complete waste of time, but it also isn’t doing your brain any favors.
The following 30 activities, puzzles, and games are guaranteed to send boredom packing and give your brain a much-needed workout. Keep scrolling for some seriously fun games, puzzles, and crafts that you can enjoy from home. Prepare to be bored no more!
This Earth Puzzle That’s Out of This World
Jigsaw puzzles are always a solid choice for the battle against boredom, and this one features two huge trends in puzzles right now: a round shape and a space theme. This gorgeous puzzle from Blue Kazoo Games features the highest resolution image ever taken of the earth, and you’ll be completely blown away by the clarity and brilliant colors.
This Moon Puzzle That Has Stunning Details
Another puzzle from the Blue Kazoo Games planet series, this moon puzzle also features a high-quality image and unique round shape that totally flips the script on traditional jigsaw puzzles. Each crater and lava rock is beautifully represented and will take you back to the days of staring at the night sky through your telescope.
This Sun Puzzle That’s Red Hot
Rounding out the Earth, Moon, and Sun series from Blue Kazoo Games, the sun puzzle is so intensely vibrant that it almost looks hot to the touch. Striking light flares and intense colors ranging from light yellow to deep orange make this puzzle absolutely radiant.
This Three-Pack of Puzzles That Lets You Collect The Whole Set
Can’t decide which one of these stunning puzzles to buy? Now you don’t have to, thanks to this three-piece set! Once completed, these puzzles look oh-so striking when framed and hung up in an office, living room, or even a space-themed nursery.
These Origami Puzzles That are Challenging and Beautiful
Sure, you’ve probably heard of origami, but have you ever heard of Foldology? These nifty puzzles challenge you to fold various high-res images in specific ways to create beautiful works of art. The five different difficulty levels offer something for everyone.
This Cube Logic Game That Gives Your Brain a Workout
Speaking of fun but tough puzzles, this Chroma Cube Logic Game by Project Genius keeps your mind sharp in a whole new way. Not only is it a great way to challenge yourself due to the one-player design, but it also adds a chic, colorful touch to your coffee table.
This ‘Office’ Puzzle That Features All Your Favorites
Sure, you could just binge-watch ‘The Office’ for the millionth time, or you could put together this adorable ‘The Office’ jigsaw puzzle and do something good for your brain instead. It features hilarious drawings of all your favorite officemates as well as LOL-worthy quotes from the show.
This Inspiring Journal That Helps You Get to Know Yourself
If you’ve always wanted to write in a journal but can’t seem to find the discipline to keep at it, this one by Dr. Kelly Vincent is a great option. It provides thought-provoking prompts and writing exercises that will open your mind up to new ideas and change the way you think about the world around you.
This Sticker By Number Book That’s Surprisingly Soothing
Move over, paint by number books! Everyone knows that stickers are about a million times more fun than paint, and this Sticker by Number: Under the Sea book proves it. You’ll have hours of fun creating mind-bending images of undersea creatures with no messy cleanup required.
This Hilarious Game That Will Make Your Family ROFL
Looking for a way to bond with your family or roommates in a totally new (and ridiculously bizarre) way? Watch Ya Mouth is just the ticket. This popular game has players wear a mouthpiece while their teammates try to figure out what on earth they’re saying. The result? Massive hilarity.
This Quirky Puzzle That Teaches You About Ecosystems
While most puzzles aren’t worthy of being framed and hung on your wall, this Ecosystems of the World 500-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle and Poster absolutely is. Created by artist Rachel Ignotofsky, it’s the perfect combination of charming drawings and fascinating info that deserves to be put on display.
This Taco vs Burrito Card Game That’s Deliciously Addicting
This card game was created by a 7-year-old and became so popular that it surpassed its Kickstarter goal by $2,400%. Yes, you read that correctly. That’s a whole lot of percents. So why not try it out for yourself to see what all the fuss is about? Spoiler alert: It’s equal parts goofy and brilliant.
This ‘Game of Thrones’ Monopoly Game That’ll Make You Lose Your Head
If you’re sick of the same ‘ol predictable Monopoly game and are in the mood to play something a tad darker and more filled with dragons, this ‘Game of Thrones’ version is right up your alley. It even plays the GoT theme song!
This Multicolor Puzzle That’s Hypnotizing
This Moruska 1000 Piece Gradient Color Rainbow Puzzle is so beautiful that it belongs in a modern art museum. The vibrant colors are so crisp and bright that they seem to jump right off each piece, and it’s just challenging enough to hold your interest.
This Embroidery Kit That Introduces You to a New Hobby
You’ve been seeing those darling little hoops all over Instagram lately, so why not give embroidery a whirl? This Embroidery Starter Kit with Pattern and Instructions includes everything you’ll need to get started on this fun and relaxing hobby.
This Puzzle Saver That Preserves Your Masterpieces
If you’ve been working on a ton of jigsaw puzzles lately but are sick of taking up your entire dining room table to do so, this Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Mat by LAVIEVERT is the perfect solution. Simply roll this thing out before starting on your puzzle, then just roll it up and set it aside for easy storage.
This ‘Harry Potter’ Puzzle That Transports You to Hogwarts
This World of ‘Harry Potter’ 550 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from USAOPOLY has such a clear and beautiful image that you’ll feel like you’re arriving at Hogwarts for the very first time. Is there anything more magical than the castle all lit up at night? I think not.
This Cake Decorating Kit That’ll Make You a Master Baker
Baking can be challenging, but if you’ve got some time to kill and want to perfect your skills, now’s a great time to practice. There are few things more satisfying in life than baking a cake that’s as pretty as it is delicious, and this Wilton How to Decorate Cakes and Desserts Kit helps you make that happen.
This Gradient Jigsaw Puzzle That’s a Beatiful Brain-Buster
Here’s the truth: This Gradient puzzle from Areaware is HARD. The gradient design makes it extremely difficult to figure out where each piece should go, and while it might drive most people crazy, the few who have the guts and mental capacity to take it on will be extremely proud of themselves once it’s all put together.
This Disney Coloring Book That’s Majorly Magical
There’s nothing like a coloring book to bring you back to your childhood in the best way possible. This Disney Dreams Collection Thomas Kinkade Studios Coloring Book is complicated enough to keep you from getting bored and features lovely scenes of your favorite Disney movies.
This Fire Stick That Makes Binge-Watching Way Easier
Okay, so I know I stressed the importance of using your brain when you’re bored instead of just zoning out, but you have to be able to kick back and relax with a TV binge session every now and then. This Amazon Fire Stick makes it incredibly easy to access all of your streaming services at the touch of a button.
This Starry Night Jigsaw Puzzle That’s a Work of Art
Here’s another jigsaw puzzle that doubles as an interactive piece of home decor. This Starry Night Adult Jigsaw Puzzle from OZMI Jigsaw Puzzles is a part of their Museum Collection and will make you feel like you’re walking the halls of a world-renowned art museum while you put it together.
This Board Game That Will Become Your New Obsession
Here’s a disclaimer: The first time you play Catan The Board Game you will feel immediately overwhelmed and confused. Then, slowly but surely, it’ll all start falling into place, and you’ll want to place it as much as you possibly can.
This Succulent Planter Kit That’s Cute and Crafty
Get crafty with this Mini Terrariums Craft Kit. It gives you all the materials and instructions to make three adorable mini terrariums that you can mount on your wall. Bonus: The succulents are made from felt, so you don’t have to worry about killing them!
This Sushi Making Kit That Turns Your Kitchen Into an Asian Bistro
If you’re a huge fan of sushi but not a fan of spending 60 bucks every time you go to your favorite sushi bar, it’s time to take matters into your own hands and learn how to make it from your very own kitchen. This SushiQuik Super Easy Making Kit is the answer you’ve been looking for.
This ‘Golden Girls’ Puzzle That You’ll Want to Thank For Being a Friend
Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for something heartwarming and nostalgic, and this ‘Golden Girls’ 1,000-Piece Puzzle from USAOPOLY definitely fits the bill. It features a gorgeous full-color photo of your favorite ladies and is chock full of 80’s charm.
This LEGO Mug That Your Kids Will Want to Steal
Who says adults can’t play with LEGOs? This Build-on Brick Mug will quickly turn into your new go-to for your morning cup of Joe thanks to the fun design that’s compatible with a variety of building bricks. Each mug comes with three packs of random bricks so you can start creating immediately.
This Hot Sauce Kit That’s Muy Caliente
If you like things hot and spicy, it’s time you tried your hand at making your own hot sauce from the comfort of your own home. This Hot Sauce Kit includes all the essentials for crafting seven different mouth-watering sauces.
This S’mores Maker That Brings the Campfire to Your Kitchen
There’s nothing like a hot, gooey s’more on a warm summer night under the stars. The only problem? Not everyone has access to a campfire, and making one over the stove is way less fun. Enter this Nostalgia Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’mores Maker, which guarantees the perfect s’more every time.
This Bob Ross Puzzle Book That’s an Instant Mood-Booster
There’s something so soothing about watching Bob Ross painting videos, isn’t there? Wouldn’t it be nice to get that same warm, fuzzy feeling from a jigsaw puzzle? Now you can, thanks to this Bob Ross Happy Little Jigsaw Puzzle Book. It even features uplifting quotes by the curly-haired painter himself.