fun things to do with friends when you're bored
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Fun Things to do with Friends when You’re Bored

If you’ve been stuck inside for any length of time, you’re probably bored and struggling with how to pass the time. Here are 3 fun things to do with friends when you’re bored that you can do even without being with your friends!

Turned-Based Game

Being separated from friends can be unbearable. Not only is it challenging to find new things to do by yourself, it can be difficult to miss all the fun and excitement of getting together. Luckily there are several ways to connect with friends even when you’re apart. Here are a few.

First, why not try an online game? There are several games you can play while you connect over video. Whether you’re into strategy, cards, or action, you can find any of these online.

Or you can also focus on creating something together. There are at least 30 apps you can use to take turns writing, including sharing documents with Microsoft Office, Apple Pages, or Google Docs. Why not create a story together or create a plan for something you can do when you’re all together whether it’s a project, trip, or something else?

When you’re separated, finding fun things to do with friends when you’re bored doesn’t have to be challenging. In fact, one of the most active games we play is easy to do even when you’re not in the same room.

Gesture-Based Fun

You can bring connecting over video to the next level with a game of Charades over Zoom, FaceTime or some other video conferencing app. You can even throw it up on the big screen with the right TV or set top box. There’s something about doing something that is somewhat active that seems more connecting.

There are other similar games you can play like Pictionary. In fact, there are many online versions of these games you can play all while virtually hanging out.

When you look, there are a lot of fun things to do with friends when you’re bored, regardless of whether you’re together. Here’s another.

Hobby-Based Sharing

You can easily spend time sharing various hobbies that you enjoy with each other and help each other out. Does one of you cook well? Get on a video call together and cook together. You can start by sending out a shopping list for everyone to get beforehand and then have fun cooking together.

Maybe one of you is really good at the piano. Everyone can download an app* or pick up a cheap keyboard at a dollar store or thrift shop. Then you can have group lessons just for fun.

If everyone has some musical skills, you can all jam together virtually, or you can play a game of pass the song where one person lays down a track of their instrument then sends it to the next person to add on theirs. By the time the file makes it all the way around, you could have a great song.

There are all kinds of fun things to do with friends when you’re bored if you’re willing to get creative even if you’re not in the same location. Just take some time to get together and have a blast.

*Grarage Band comes with a keyboard and is built-in on Apple Devices.

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