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Fun Activities Catalogue

  1. Going to a quiz or trivia night  

  2. Spending time in nature  

  3. Watching the clouds drift by  

  4. Debating  

  5. Painting my nails  

  6. Going ice skating, roller skating/blading  

  7. Scheduling a day with nothing to do  

  8. Giving positive feedback about something (e.g. writing a letter or email about good service)  

  9. Feeding the birds  

  10. Spending an evening with good friends  

  11. Making jams or preserves  

  12. Going out to dinner  

  13. Buying gifts  

  14. Having a political discussion  

  15. Repairing things around the house  

  16. Washing my car  

  17. Watching TV, videos  

  18. Sending a loved one a card in the mail  

  19. Baking something to share with others (e.g. family, neighbours, friends, work colleagues)  

  20. Taking a sauna, spa or a steam bath  

  21. Having a video call with someone who lives far away  

  22. Organising my wardrobe  

  23. Playing musical instruments  

  24. Going to the ballet or opera  

  25. Lighting scented candles, oils or incense  

  26. Spending time alone  

  27. Exercising  

  28. Putting up a framed picture or artwork  

  29. Flirting  

  30. Entertaining  

  31. Riding a motorbike  

  32. Wine tasting  

  33. Going to the planetarium or observatory  

  34. Birdwatching  

  35. Doing something spontaneously  

  36. Going on a picnic  

  37. Having a warm drink  

  38. Massaging hand cream into my hands  

  39. Fantasising about the future  

  40. Laughing  

  41. Flying a plane  

  42. Playing tennis or badminton  

  43. Clearing my email inbox  

  44. Planting a terrarium  

  45. Playing lawn games (e.g. bowls, croquet, bocce)  

  46. Going to a party  

  47. Getting out of debt/paying debts  

  48. Seeing and/or showing photos  

  49. Going on a city tour  

  50. Going to an agricultural show  

  51. Jogging, walking  

  52. Going to home opens  

  53. Researching a topic of interest  

  54. Going to the beach  

  55. Redecorating  

  56. Volunteering for a cause I support  

  57. Smelling a flower  

  58. Opening the curtains and blinds to let light in  

  59. Going to the zoo or aquarium  

  60. Doing jigsaw puzzles  

  61. Donating old clothes or items to charity  

  62. Lying in the sun  

  63. Learning a magic trick  

  64. Talking on the phone  

  65. Listening to a podcast or radio show  

  66. Walking around my city and noticing architecture of buildings  

  67. Doing arts and crafts  

  68. Sketching, painting  

  69. Mowing the lawn  

  70. Going horseback riding  

  71. Doing the dishes  

  72. Sitting outside and listening to birds sing  

  73. Going to a free public lecture  

  74. Travelling to national parks  

  75. Going to a fair  

  76. Playing cards  

  77. Putting moisturising cream on my face / body  

  78. Volunteering at an animal shelter  

  79. Re-watching a favourite movie  

  80. Gardening  

  81. Going camping  

  82. Playing volleyball  

  83. Going bike riding  

  84. Entering a competition  

  85. Doing crossword puzzles  

  86. Patting or cuddling my pet  

  87. Cooking a special meal  

  88. Soaking in the bathtub  

  89. Having a treatment at a day spa (e.g. facial)  

  90. Putting extra effort in to my appearance   

  91. Playing golf  

  92. Doing a favour for someone  

  93. Building a bird house or feeder  

  94. Looking at pictures of beautiful scenery  

  95. Having family get-togethers  

  96. Listening to music  

  97. Learning a new language  

  98. Taking a free online class  

  99. Working  

  100. Washing my hair  

  101. Singing around the house  

  102. Flipping through old photo albums  

  103. Upcycling or creatively reusing old items  

  104. Going sailing  

  105. Stretching muscles  

  106. Maintaining a musical instrument (e.g. restringing guitar)  

  107. Playing soccer  

  108. Buying clothes  

  109. Going to a garden  

  110. Going to a scenic spot and enjoying the view  

  111. Going to the speedway  

  112. Snuggling up with a soft blanket  

  113. Listening to an audiobook  

  114. Going to see live stand-up comedy  

  115. Writing down a list of things I am grateful for  

  116. Maintaining an aquarium  

  117. Playing Frisbee  

  118. Teaching a special skill to someone else (e.g. knitting, woodworking, painting, language)  

  119. Playing chess (with a friend or at a local club)  

  120. Going to a games arcade  

  121. Jumping on a trampoline  

  122. Sending a text message to a friend  

  123. Going fishing  

  124. Doodling  

  125. Putting a vase of fresh flowers in my house  

  126. Participating in a protest I support  

  127. Going to a movie  

  128. Surfing, bodyboarding or stand up paddle boarding  

  129. Baking home-made bread  

  130. Walking barefoot on soft grass  

  131. Watching a movie marathon  

  132. Skipping/ jumping rope  

  133. Being physically intimate with someone I want to be close to  

  134. Going to karaoke  

  135. Wearing an outfit that makes me feel good  

  136. Cooking some meals to freeze for later  

  137. Hobbies (stamp collecting, model building, etc.)  

  138. Talking to an older relative and asking them questions about their life  

  139. Listening to classical music  

  140. Photography  

  141. Watching funny videos on YouTube  

  142. Doing something religious or spiritual (e.g. going to church, praying)  

  143. Seeing a movie at the drive-in or outdoor cinema  

  144. Making my bed with fresh sheets  

  145. Lifting weights  

  146. Early morning coffee and newspaper  

  147. Planning a themed party (e.g. costume, murder mystery)  

  148. Wearing comfortable clothes  

  149. Shining my shoes  

  150. Acting  

  151. Going swimming  

  152. De-cluttering  

  153. Going rock climbing  

  154. Whittling  

  155. Going on a ride at a theme park or fair  

  156. Arranging flowers  

  157. Going to the gym  

  158. Working on my car or bicycle  

  159. Juggling or learning to juggle  

  160. Contacting an old school friend  

  161. Calligraphy  

  162. Sleeping  

  163. Driving  

  164. Going crabbing  

  165. Playing with my pets  

  166. Going kayaking or canoeing  

  167. Listening to the radio  

  168. Doing Sudoku  

  169. Planting vegetables or flowers  

  170. Walks on the river  

  171. Shooting pool or playing billiards  

  172. Getting an indoor plant  

  173. Surfing the internet  

  174. Doing embroidery, cross stitching  

  175. Browsing a hardware store  

  176. Donating blood  

  177. Buying books  

  178. Meditating  

  179. Training my pet to do a new trick  

  180. Planning a day’s activities  

  181. Waking up early, and getting ready at a leisurely pace  

  182. Going to a Bingo night  

  183. Playing ping pong / table tennis  

  184. Buying an ice-cream from an ice-cream truck  

  185. Going on a hot air balloon ride  

  186. Sightseeing  

  187. Organising my work space  

  188. Writing (e.g. poems, articles, blog, books)  

  189. Dancing in the dark  

  190. Having an indoor picnic  

  191. Reading classic literature  

  192. Going on a date  

  193. Taking children places   

  194. Putting on perfume or cologne  

  195. Hitting golf balls at a driving range  

  196. Reading magazines or newspapers  

  197. Calling a friend  

  198. Sending a handwritten letter  

  199. Going hiking  

  200. Reading fiction  

  201. Meeting new people  

  202. Doing 5 minutes of calm deep breathing  

  203. Buying new stationary  

  204. Turning off electronic devices for an hour (e.g. computer, phone, TV)  

  205. Buying music (MP3s, CDs, records)  

  206. Relaxing  

  207. Going to a soccer or basketball game  

  208. Going skiing  

  209. Doing woodworking  

  210. Planning a nice surprise for someone else  

  211. Playing video games  

  212. Holding a garage sale  

  213. Saying “I love you”  

  214. Making a playlist of upbeat songs  

  215. Colouring 

  216. Playing laser tag or paintball  

  217. Joining a community choir  

  218. Doing a nagging task (e.g. making a phone call, scheduling an appointment, replying to an email)   

  219. Shaping a bonsai plant  

  220. Watching planes take off/ land at the airport  

  221. Planning my career  

  222. Reading non-fiction  

  223. Writing a song or composing music  

  224. Taking my dog to the park  

  225. Borrowing books from the library  

  226. Having a barbecue  

  227. Sewing  

  228. Dancing  

  229. Having lunch with a friend  

  230. Talking to or introducing myself to my neighbours  

  231. Holding hands  

  232. Going to a free art exhibition  

  233. Making a ‘To-Do’ list of tasks  

  234. Travelling abroad, interstate or within the state  

  235. Having quiet evenings  

  236. Geocaching  

  237. Singing in the shower  

  238. Browsing at a second-hand book shop  

  239. Test driving an expensive car  

  240. Refurbishing furniture  

  241. Exchanging emails, chatting on the internet  

  242. Knitting/crocheting/quilting  

  243. Napping in a hammock  

  244. Skipping stones on the water  

  245. Doing ballet, jazz/tap dancing  

  246. Archery 

  247. Visiting a grandparent  

  248. Making a gift for someone  

  249. Having discussions with friends  

  250. Trying a new recipe  

  251. Pampering myself at home (e.g. putting on a face mask)  

  252. Watching my children play  

  253. Going to a community or school play  

  254. Making jewellery  

  255. Reading poetry  

  256. Going to the hills  

  257. Getting/giving a massage  

  258. Shooting hoops at the local basketball courts  

  259. Flying kites  

  260. Savouring a piece of fresh fruit  

  261. Playing hockey  

  262. Eating outside during my lunch break  

  263. Floating on a pool lounge  

  264. Making a pot of tea  

  265. Using special items (e.g. fine china, silver cutlery, jewellery, clothes, souvenir mugs)  

  266. Doing a DIY project (e.g. making homemade soap, making a mosaic)  

  267. Taking care of my plants  

  268. Telling a joke  

  269. Going to a public place and people watching  

  270. Discussing books  

  271. Going window shopping  

  272. Watching boxing, wrestling  

  273. Giving someone a genuine compliment  

  274. Practising yoga, Pilates  

  275. Walking around the block  

  276. Shaving  

  277. Genuinely listening to others  

  278. Participating in a clean-up (e.g. picking up litter at the beach or park)  

  279. Eating fish and chips at the beach  

  280. Rearranging the furniture in my house  

  281. Doing water aerobics   

  282. Blowing bubbles  

  283. Buying new furniture  

  284. Watching a sunset or sunrise  

  285. Star gazing  

  286. Watching a funny TV show or movie  

  287. Making pottery, or taking a pottery class  

  288. Playing mini golf  

  289. Recycling old items  

  290. Going to a water park  

  291. Practising karate, judo  

  292. Boxing a punching bag  

  293. Cleaning  

  294. Driving a Go Kart  

  295. Daydreaming  

  296. Learning about my family tree  

  297. Picking berries at a farm  

  298. Watching kids play sport  

  299. Setting up a budget  

  300. Writing a positive comment on a website /blog  

  301. Getting a manicure or pedicure  

  302. Collecting things (coins, shells, etc.)  

  303. Signing up for a fun run  

  304. Scrapbooking  

  305. Accepting an invitation  

  306. Cooking an international cuisine  

  307. Solving riddles   

  308. Scuba diving  

  309. Watching home videos  

  310. Building a sand castle  

  311. Planning a holiday  

  312. Sitting at the river and watching the movement of the water. 

  313. Watching fireworks  

  314. Making home-made pizza  

  315. Cheering for a sports team  

  316. Origami  

  317. Doing something nostalgic (e.g. eating a childhood treat, listening to music from a certain time in my life)  

  318. Joining a club (e.g. film, book, sewing, etc.)  

  319. Lighting candles  

  320. Going bowling  

  321. Going to museums, art galleries  

  322. Reading comics  

  323. Having coffee at a cafe  

  324. Trying new hairstyles  

  325. Taking a road trip  

  326. Watching a fireplace or campfire  

  327. Whistling  

  328. Playing darts  

  329. Going to a flea market  

  330. Working from home  

  331. Buying a meal from a food truck and eating outdoors  

  332. Operating a remote-control car / plane  

  333. Playing board games (e.g. Scrabble, Monopoly)  

  334. Savouring a piece of chocolate  

  335. Hunting for a bargain at an op shop, garage sale or auction  

  336. Buying, selling stocks and shares  

  337. Going to plays and concerts  

  338. Buying fresh food at the market  

  339. Beachcombing  

  340. Dining out at a restaurant or café  

  341. Harvesting home grown produce  

  342. Exploring with a metal detector  

  343. Giving someone a hug  

  344. Taking a holiday  

  345. Joining a meetup. 

  346. Going to the hairdresser or barber  

  347. Swimming with dolphins  

  348. Picking flowers  

  349. Sandboarding  

  350. Going to the beauty salon  

  351. Buying myself something nice  

  352. Playing squash  

  353. Eating something nourishing (e.g. chicken soup)  

  354. Babysitting for someone  

  355. Taking a class (e.g. cooking, improvisation, acting, art)  

  356. Combing or brushing my hair  

  357. Writing diary/journal entries   

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