Summer Bored Games: WEEK 1

Today is the day, everyone! It’s finally time for The Summer Bored games to begin! Are you excited? 😀

In case you’d like to review the basic rules of the game, you can check out my introduction post right here. 🙂 Let’s get right into it, shall we?


You have until the end of this week to complete however many of the 35 challenges below you wish to do. This is the only week that you’ll be able to complete these challenges.

When you’ve completed all the challenges you’d like to for the week, submit your points using the survey included in this post (see it below). Please try to submit your results just once per week. I suggest waiting until the end of the week to submit the survey.

Are you ready to see this week’s awesome challenges? Remember, the number at the end of each challenge is the number of points you’ll earn for that challenge. 🙂

SBG this weeks challenges

  1. Draw finger ducks on your fingernails. See how to in this post. 2
  2. Walk one lap backwards around your house. 2
  3. Give names to 10 inanimate objects in or around your house (examples: a desk, your bed, the fridge, your car, your instrument.) 2
  4. Tie a bow with your toes. 10 (megapoints)
  5. Play Invisi-Bottle. Here’s how to play: Take an empty clear 2 liter plastic bottle – one with a white cap, or with a cap the same color as your pool tiles. Fill the bottle with pool water and line the players up on the pool deck, backs to the water. When they hear the splash, they can turn around and try to find it. It’s harder than it seems as the bottle is camouflaged to the bottom. 3
  6. Make a house out of tree branches and eat your lunch inside of it. 3
  7. Learn a magic trick. 3
  8. Give someone a random gift for no reason (other than because of this challenge). 4
  9. Roll down a hill. 2
  10. Make homemade slime. 3
  11. Make a tiny twig house/fairy house. 3
  12. Write exactly one hundred words praising a Silly Song with Larry. 4
  13. Give a gift to your librarian. 4
  14. High five someone at 8:48 PM. 1
  15. Try to mail a flip-flop. 4
  16. Go outside when it’s raining and let yourself get completely soaked. 3
  17. Hold your finger on your nose for 20 minutes straight. 4
  18. Find a notebook and tape in things that inspire you (i.e. colors, quotes, flowers, aesthetic stuff). 3
  19. Write a list of at least twenty things that make you happy. 2
  20. Wear the most mismatching clothes you have, in public. 10 (megapoints)
  21. Take a video of yourself staring at the camera with a straight face. See how long you can do it. 2
  22. Roast a marshmallow over a candle or a Bunsen burner. 2
  23. Put googly eyes (or draw eyes) on a piece of fruit and set it on the counter. 1
  24. Research Brahma cows, Axolotls, or Saiga Antelopes. 3
  25. Write a story using only song lyrics. 4
  26. Eat an entire raw onion over the course of a day without slicing it. 10 (megapoints)
  27. Clean your living room as a surprise for your family. (By ‘clean’, I mean dust, sweep, or maybe pick up your own things. Don’t make your siblings mad by moving their things.) 4
  28. Leave a kind note in a library book. 3
  29. Try to balance a fruit on your nose for as long as you can. 2
  30. Eat an entire meal strictly adhering to the serving size suggestions. (_ tablespoons of Ranch for dip, _ grams of chips, _ cups of peas, etc.) Figure out how many calories you consumed for 1 extra point. 4-5
  31. Ask a cashier what their favorite candy bar is and buy it for them. 4
  32. Place 5 coins in random spots around your house or in public for others to find. 2
  33. Put together a puzzle that’s at least 500 pieces in one day. You can get people to help you. 10 (megapoints)
  34. Walk all the way around the outside of your house with a sleeping bag over your head. 2
  35. Draw a picture, and challenge someone to draw the exact same picture, following your instructions. (For instance, “Draw a big circle in the middle, then add two short lines near the top…”) See how close their picture looks to yours. 3gray-border

Don’t those look like so much fun? 😀 I can’t wait to see how many challenges you guys are able to complete!! If you have any questions about the challenges, the game, or anything else, don’t hesitate to contact us at summerboredgames(at)gmail(dot)com. We’re happy to help! Read on for a few more important details:

If you’d like to print off a checklist for this week, CLICK HERE. A checklist is super helpful to keep track of all the challenges when you’re on the go! 😀

If you take any photos of your completed challenges (or your funniest challenge fails!), we would LOVE to see them! Send your pictures to us at summerboredgames(at)gmail(dot)com, and we’ll pick our favorites to include in the final post! (If you’re just completing the challenges just for fun and haven’t signed up, we’d still love to see your photos!)

Have you completed all the challenges you’d like to do for this week? Awesome! Just click the image below to submit your points:

sbg submit your points

Click that graphic and it should take you right to the form! Please be honest – the game is no fun if you aren’t playing fair. Follow the rules and make it fair for everyone! 🙂

You have until 11:59 PM EST on July 7th to complete as many challenges as you can and submit your points. Good luck, everyone – I hope you’re having an incredible summer!

Let the Summer Bored Games begin! ☀


57 thoughts on “Summer Bored Games: WEEK 1

  1. OOOOH! Is it too late for my sister to sign up for this now? I’m pretty sure it is, but I’d just thought I’d check. 🙂 EAT AN ONION? That’s the one thing I’m not willing to do… XD

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  2. Ooh! So fun! It’s great how many of them there are so that if there are some you can’t do (or won’t do XD ) there are still plenty more! I’m going to print the checklist! Yay!!

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  3. This is crazy and I will try to do all of them!!!!
    Eat an onion?
    Wear mismatched clothes?
    Solve a 500 piece puzzle?
    Mail a FLIP FLOP??
    This is gonna be one wild summer…

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      1. Claraaaaa this will be the craziest month of my lifeee- I’m currently making a petition to ban Harry Potter in all libraries- it was the only thing I could come up with!

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          1. I’m sorry! It was a random choice! me, with a sharpie mustache, taking pictures of everything under the sun, about to do ten pushups hopefully I won’t get sued..

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  4. Awseome! This sounds like so much fun! I am excited. 😃 Lol, the onion one is acctually going to be fun! Believe it or not, I love raw onion! 😮 Ummm…. How in the world am I supposed to make a bow with my toes? Sounds Impossible… 😛

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    1. YAY! I hope you’ve been having fun, Aria! I loved the photos you sent in, especially your mismatched outfit. 😉 And haha, yes, Megan’s challenges are amazing. XD

      -Clara ❤


  5. Ooh, I wish that I had time to do this. It looks like so much fun 😃
    P.S. I sent out the giveaway package Friday, so you should get it soon ❤️

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    1. Aw, I wish you did too! It is fun. 🙂 And oh, goodness, I forgot to let you know, but I got your package! Thank you so much – I’ve been having so much fun with the pen and drawing book and I love the washi tape and scrapbook paper! It was so generous of you to have this giveaway! ❤

      -Clara ❤

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  6. Cool! Good post, Clara! Did we make sure to clarify clarafy XD (no pun intended! XD) that they can only do each challenge once per week? I guess that might be clear on the survey….

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  7. I remembered to do some of these today, and then my sister told me Week 1 was over. X’D Oops! I did do the nose one during the week, though; is it okay for me to submit that?

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