Bored already with school out? Here’s 35 things to do

Jordan Parcell

Derby schools will be closed for the rest of the school year, an announcement that Gov. Laura Kelly made on Tuesday in order to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

School will probably continue in some form, but with the recommended social distancing, it leaves us with a lot of free time.

Here are 35 activities to keep yourself occupied during this time.


  1. Read a book
  2. Write something
  3. Draw
  4. Watch some movies
  5. Play/practice/learn an instrument
  6. Try out some new recipes
  7. Meditate
  8. Do something new with your hair
  9. Learn a new language
  10. Organize your sock drawer
  11. Catch up on lost sleep
  12. Make a new playlist
  13. Learn to rap a song
  14. Do makeup
  15. Group Facetime with the homies
  16. Work on your penmanship
  17. Do a puzzle
  18. Stay up-to-date on current events
  19. Check for updates
  20. Play a board game with your family
  21. Listen to music
  22. Wash your hands
  23. Expand your vocabulary
  24. Binge watch a tv show
  25. Try to exercise with limited space
  26. Ponder your place in the endless void that is the universe
  27. Learn the lyrics to a musical
  28. Clean your room
  29. Burn the candle that you’ve had for years but have never used
  30. Take meaningless BuzzFeed quizzes
  31. Grow a plant
  32. Get an app on which to grow plants if you can’t keep a real one alive
  33. Read a Shakespeare play
  34. Clean out your closet
  35. Learn the choreography to a song you like