101 Interesting Things to Write About When Bored

If you’re looking to help students find things to write about when bored in class, you’ve landed in the right place.

These 101 writing ideas will definitely get their writing juices flowing!

Not only do these fun topics reduce writer’s block, they sharpen writing skills, spark the imagination, instill a love for writing, and help students express their thoughts.

That’s why this list of things to write about when bored make a great addition to your collection of writing activities.

Consider having students respond to these creative writing prompts in a journal.

Pencil into your lesson plan this week a few of these interesting things to write about when bored.

No longer will students run out of ideas!

Related: 365 daily writing prompts

Things to Write About When Bored

Following is a list of random topics and things to write about when bored.

1. Create a story out of a dream you had.

2. Pretend you are living in the year 3000. How is it different from today?

3. What questions would you ask if you had the chance to meet your hero? Why do you choose these questions?

4. Imagine that you discovered a new planet. Describe it.

5. If you had one million dollars, how would you spend it?

6. What do you think your life will be like when you are 30 years old?

7. You jump into your favorite book. Tell how your presence changes the events of the story.

8. Describe your life to a pen pal who lives in a different country.

9. Pretend you are an astronaut on your first mission. Share your journey and adventures.

10. Describe your new invention, and tell how it makes life easier.

11. If you were king or queen of your own country, how would you rule?

12. Imagine being the creator a brand new sport. Explain the rules and necessary equipment.

13. Create a new holiday, and explain its significance.

14. You wake up one day with superpowers! How will you use your powers to help people?

15. How would you describe yourself to someone who doesn’t know you?

16. You stumble across a mysterious egg. Describe it.

17. Write a story based on your favorite song.

18. Outline the steps of a delicious recipe.

19. Write a diary entry from the perspective of your favorite toy.

20. If you could win a vacation to anywhere, where would you go and why?

21. Pretend you’re in charge of creating the next best amusement park. Describe it.

22. Imagine that your desk is a home and your supplies the occupants. Write a story about a typical day in their life.

23. Retell the events of your first day of school.

24. Write an instructional manual to a student in the grade below you explaining how to succeed in your current grade level.

25. Share a story about a time when you felt jealous of a friend. How did you overcome the feeling?

26. Describe an annoying experience with mosquitos or roaches.

27. Write about what it would be like to be invisible for 24 hours. What would you do or not do?

28. Share your opinion about whether or not students should be allowed to have cell phones in class.

29. Describe your favorite relative.

30. Write a letter to humanity urging everyone to show kindness.

things to write about when bored
things to write about when bored

31. Share a regret you have. Tell how you would change things if you could go back in time.

32. Pay attention to all the sounds you hear. Describe them.

33. Write a friendly letter to a character from one of your favorite books.

34. Compose a rap or song that teaches kids the importance of cleaning up after making a mess.

35. Create a new brain break.

36. Retell a memory of receiving the worst present ever.

37. Draft ten facts that you would like the teacher to know about you.

38. Write an autobiography about your life.

39. Brainstorm different jobs you find cool. Now write about what you might want to be when you grow up.

40. Share some ways that students your age can reach their S.M.A.R.T goals.

41. Write about a time when you were the only person not invited to a special event.

42. Tell about your favorite hobby.

43. Share what you think is the best way to spend a day off from school.

44. Write about the best ways to relax.

45. Summarize your favorite read aloud book.

46. Create a story about you meeting your favorite cartoon character.

47. Describe the most beautiful scene you’ve ever seen in nature.

48. Tell about your favorite restaurant.

49. Explain why your favorite sports team is better than the rest.

50. Draft a city tourist guide of all the top destinations in your town.

51. Would you rather be the richest person in the world or the most intelligent? Why?

52. Summarize a significant current event happening in the world right now.

53. What makes you a good friend?

54. Explain how to play your favorite indoor recess game.

55. Describe what makes a birthday party turn out well.

56. Tell what would happen is sports no longer had rules.

57. As you’re brainstorming things to write about when bored, your pen begins to melt. Finish the story.

58. Tell about a time when you had to make a hard decision.

59. Of what are you most afraid? How do you think you can overcome this fear?

60. Retell the funniest movie that you have seen recently.

61. Create a poem about your favorite color.

62. Write a story about a world with no gravity.

63. Rewrite the ending of your favorite book.

64. Compose a story about a mole on your body that comes to life.

65. Would you rather have an extra mouth or an extra ear? Explain.

66. Explain the benefits of having plants in one’s home.

67. Convince someone why he or she should have a pet.

68. Write about a time when you felt very proud of yourself.

69. In your opinion, why are some students more motivated than others when it comes to school?

70. What’s on your Top 10 bucket list and why?

71. Would you rather be an elephant or a mouse? Explain.

72. Who has the most important job in your family? Why do you think this?

73. How do pets help people relieve stress?

74. Write about a person who has made a positive impact in your life.

75. What do you miss the most about your past?

76. Share ten facts about yourself that others probably don’t know.

77. Compose a haiku about something you love.

78. Without telling its name, describe a food that you crave often.

79. Explain how to solve a math word problem.

80. Give five examples and five non-examples of being courageous.

81. Summarize something new you learned recently.

82. Why is it okay to make mistakes?

83. Explain, step-by-step, how to brush one’s teeth.

84. Write about all the things that make you laugh.

85. How would you describe the color yellow to someone who can’t see?

86. Tell how text features help readers better understand nonfiction books.

87. Retell a memory about losing a tooth.

88. Write a friendly letter to Santa, Cupid, or the Easter Bunny.

89. Compare/contrast a rainforest and a desert.

90. Describe a memorable photo.

91. Explain how to care for a plant.

92. State the similarities and differences between winter and fall.

93. Share the details of your most memorable birthday.

94. Tell a memory about attending a parade.

95. Write a story about someone visiting Saturn.

96. Explain appropriate behavior for a school assembly.

97. Draft a how-to manual that explains how to find a “just right” book.

98. Write a short bio about a relative’s life.

99. Describe the coziest spot in your home.

100. What’s your definition of “smart”?

101. Share your best tips for doing well in school.

Final Thoughts: Things To Write About When Bored

Now students have a collection of fun things to write about when bored. Running out of ideas is no longer an issue.