100 Things to Do When You Don't Want to Adult

Do you ever have those days when you wish you were a kid? When you just don’t want to worry about doing the laundry, catching up on work or paying the bills? I do. Like, a lot. But, obviously, you can’t go back to being a kid, but you can weave childish playtime into your day!

For a lot of parents, like myself, having a child allows you the freedom to play more. Even if you don’t have kids yet, or don’t ever want kids, don’t let that stop you from enjoying your favourite childhood games! So, when you don’t want to adult, consider doing something fun for a bit.

100 Things to do when you don’t want to adult:

  1. Blow bubbles!
  2. Make a blanket fort (my personal favourite!)
  3. Watch cartoons.
  4. Go on the swings at the park.
  5. Colour in a colouring book.
  6. Bake cupcakes!
  7. Visit your local library.
  8. Invite friends over to play board games.
  9. Run through a sprinkler.
  10. Fly a kite.
  11. Make a snowman.
  12. Paint a picture just for the heck of it!
  13. Do a crossword puzzle.
  14. Play video games (my favourite is Nintendo’s Tetris and Super Mario, or the Sims!).
  15. Make a collage.
  16. Buy dollar store craft supplies and get crafty!
  17. Have a tea party.
  18. Play catch with a ball or frisbee.
  19. Treat yourself to 5 cent candies at the store.
  20. Make a playlist!
  21. Have a one-person dance party!
  22. Play mini-golf.
  23. Play dress-up (does anyone else have a dress-up box?)
  24. Go for a nature walk.
  25. Read a YA or children’s book.
  26. Take a nap.
  27. Make a zine.
  28. Meditate.
  29. Go to the zoo.
  30. Write letters and send them off on helium balloons.
  31. Explore the neighbourhood and visit all the downtown shops.
  32. Go on a photo adventure!
  33. Write a poem.
  34. Try on funny clothes at the thrift store.
  35. Start a club.
  36. Fingerpaint.
  37. Colour with sidewalk chalk.
  38. Jump rope or hula-hoop!
  39. Play around with your makeup and try new techniques.
  40. Play around with your hair and try new styles!
  41. Write in your journal.
  42. Play with one of your favourite childhood toys, whether it’s Lego or Barbie.
  43. Go on a bike ride.
  44. Go on a nature walk.
  45. Pick wildflowers and for a bouquet.
  46. Browse your local art galleries.
  47. Go out for ice cream.
  48. Practice origami.
  49. Play hide and seek.
  50. Build a sandcastle.
  51. Plant a garden or houseplants.
  52. Do a puzzle.
  53. Play a card game.
  54. Go swimming.
  55. Lay under the stars.
  56. Go on a picnic.
  57. Watch the sunset.
  58. Flip through family albums.
  59. Visit the farmers market.
  60. Go apple or strawberry picking.
  61. Binge watch one of your favourite shows that you haven’t seen in a while.
  62. Go bowling.
  63. Make a bracelet.
  64. Tie-dye an old shirt.
  65. Read a comic book.
  66. Draw a self-portrait.
  67. Start an imaginary band.
  68. Have a slumber party.
  69. Go skating.
  70. Make stickers.
  71. Doodle.
  72. Lay in the sun.
  73. Paint your nails.
  74. Take a bubble bath.
  75. Mail a letter to a friend.
  76. Play with your pets.
  77. Make a treasure map.
  78. Make a bird house.
  79. Call a friend on an actual phone!
  80. Create a scrapbook.
  81. Go to the beach.
  82. Start a collection.
  83. Try a new recipe.
  84. Have a karaoke night.
  85. Make popsicles.
  86. Roll down a hill.
  87. Play with sparklers.
  88. Make slime.
  89. Do kitchen experiments.
  90. Gather up all your spare change and start a piggy bank.
  91. Browse the pet store and look at the cute animals up for adoption.
  92. Make your favourite childhood dish.
  93. Write out a big to-do list of all the things you want to do!
  94. Get a strobe light and have your own living room rave with glow sticks!
  95. Make a vision board.
  96. Upcycle a piece of clothes and make it into something new!
  97. Play make believe and pretend you’re someone else for a bit.
  98. Catch frogs, butterflies, or some other critter then set it free.
  99. Give yourself a temporary tattoo.
  100. Do nothing, without guilt.

What about you guys? What are some things you like to do when you don’t want to adult?Lips Logo for Blog



  1. I love the photo idea! I have a big box of unorganized photos and we keep looking through them and always have a good time but somehow we can’t get them organized. It’s more fun to sift through them!

    • cole.n@hotmail.ca Reply

      Haha it is! I have a few photo albums, and then I gave up. Now i just have a box of photos and a bunch of digital photos.

  2. Yay to not adulting! I usually just turn on Netflix and turn off my mind. Oh, and I bake…cookies, pies, etc 🙂

    • cole.n@hotmail.ca Reply

      Woo! I do that a lot, too! My mind is too busy! Sometimes I have to make myself shut down.

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