100 Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored

Hello everyone, my name is Jacob Barnard (Jacobb9205) and in today's article I will be talking about 100 things to do in Minecraft when you're bored, enjoy!

All things to do are in a completely random order.

1. Blow up things with TNT

Whether you're in creative or survival mode, it's always fun to blow up things with TNT.

2. Build a boat and sail the seas

Whether you want to role play as a pirate or just want to reach another island, it's always fun to get there by a boat because you never know what you may find.

3. Build a cobblestone generator

Cobblestone generators are a great way to get a lot of cobblestone quickly.

4. Build a city

Building a city will take a long time depending on how complex it is but if you're truly bored this is a great way to kill time!

5. Build things from real life

It's always great to build replicas of real world places, monuments and items because it's amazing to show of your skills and determination because you have to have skill to recreate real life things in games.

6. Acquire a full stack of diamonds (64 Diamonds)

Diamonds are always useful, it's better to have too much that not enough.

7. Kill every mob at least once

This one isn't that useful, but it's a fun challenge to find and kill every mob!

8. Get all achievements!

Whether you're playing on your Xbox, PC, Playstation, tablet or even your Smartphone there are a lot of achievements to get!

9. Build a tower to the sky limit

There are a few reasons why you may want to build a tower to the sky limit such as: To watch over your world, estimate if you have enough space to build something or even to build a sky city!

10. Build An Animal Farm

Animal farms are extremely useful because you can breed animals and then collect their resources, therefore you will have unlimited resources such as wool etc.

11. Kill the Ender Dragon

If you want to feel as if you've completed something in Minecraft then killing the ender dragon is a great way to do so. Once you've killed the ender dragon you will have completed one of the hardest things to do in Minecraft!

12. Craft all wooden tools

Crafting all wooden tools is a great way to save resources because you can have an unlimited amount of wood by constantly growing trees.

13. Craft all stone tools

Crafting all stone tools is a great to save resources because you can easily have unlimited cobblestone by making a cobblestone generator.

14. Craft all Iron tools

Crafting all Iron tools is extremely useful because they have decent durability and you can mine most ores with it!

15. Craft all golden tools

Golden tools are useful for getting resources quicker, but should be conserved until absolutely necessary because they wear out quickly.

16. Craft all diamond tools

Diamond tools are the best tools you can get in Minecraft as they have great durability and can collect all resources much quicker!

17. Build a mob grinder

Mob grinders are always great to have because they're very useful when it comes to resources. For example, if you make a Skellington grinder you can have unlimited bones which can be used craft bone meal and then you can use that bone meal to grow trees faster.

You can also use bones to tame wolves as your pets :)

18. Build a roller coaster

It's always fun to build a roller coaster because you never know what you might find whilst building it, once finished you also have the enjoyment of showing it off to your friends!

19. Build a tree house

Tree houses are always a great idea because you can easily spy on nearby enemies!

20. Find an NPC village

Looking for NPC villages is always fun and useful because once you've found one you can just steal all their resources or can start your base there and expand it into a huge village!

21. Go fishing

Fishing is very useful because you need food to replenish your food bar and then that replenishes your health! Also fishing is fun anyway, so you might as well do something fun and useful/productive at the same time!

22. Build a different house each time using every block in Minecraft

This idea may not be that useful, but it's something fun to do when you're bored as it's unique!

23. Build your dream house

If you have a vision of what you want your dream house to look like, build it in Minecraft first! Building it in Minecraft first will allow you to change as many things as you would like until you're comfortable with what you've built

24. Build your own underground subway system

Subway systems are a great way to get around, maybe you have built multiple cities and want to get to them quickly, this is a great way to do so!

25. Plant a tree in the nether

1 Tree now, 100 later. Sooner or later the nether will look like a much brighter place :)

26. Play an adventure/puzzle map

These can be very enjoyable as they require skill to complete and some are very challenging!

27. Recreate a scene from your favourite movie, then upload it to YouTube!

This is a very hard thing to recreate, but once you've completed and recorded your favourite movie scene you can upload it to YouTube for others to view and appreciate your skills!

28. Go hunting at night with NO weapons

This is really fun and requires skill because it will be a lot harder to defend yourself from creepers or even skellingtons as they use bow & arrows!

29. Ride a pig and see where it takes you

Pigs can wander anywhere, so if you want to find somewhere/something interesting/new try riding a pig for about 30 minutes and see where it takes you! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

30. Dig straight down

Digging straight down is the number 1 rule that you shouldn't do because you may end up falling to your death or burning in lava for example.

Sometimes it is good to dig straight down though because you might find a cave system to explore or even something more special if you're lucky!

31. Start a mine!

Mines are a great way to find valuable resources such as iron, gold and diamonds etc.

32. Start a food farm

Starting a food farm has many benefits as you will have unlimited food such as watermelons and carrots etc.

33. Tame a wolf

Wolves are great pets as they can help you fight off mobs such as zombies and skeletons!

34. Create a wolf army!

What's better than having 1 wolf? 100 wolves! With this many wolves, anything that comes even remotely close to you is going to have a bad day!

35. Build an underground base

Building an underground base is a great idea because if you're on a multiplayer server, for example, it will be a lot harder for other players to find your base unless they see your name tag of course, so try to make it really deep underground!

36. Build a dock

Docks are always a great way to have a boat waiting for you every time you want to travel the seas instead of building a new one every time!

37. Start a forest fire

Starting a forest fire can easily clear out a lot of land quickly, this can be done for fun or to clear out a large area for building!

38. Build an underground tree farm

Don't you hate those times where you don't have a bed and need to go out and get some wood but end up getting hurt/killed? Well if you build an underground tree farm, there's no risk of getting hurt or killed! Providing you light up the area properly of course!

39. Have a staring contest with an ender man

This is simple but yet fun, be careful!

40. Build a water slide

Just like a roller coaster, it's always fun to build a water slide because you never know what you might find whilst creating it, once finished you also have the enjoyment of showing it off to your friends!

41. Build pixel art!

Pixel art is a great way to show off your building skills and overall it's fun to make pixel art!

42. Build a secret room

The good thing about secret rooms is that you can easily hide away your valuable items.

43. Make music

It's always fun to make music, whether you're making a full song or just a doorbell tune. It may be hard to do, but it's very useful!

44. Make a snow golem

Snow golems are great bodyguards as they throw snowballs at your enemies!

45. Make a snow golem army!

With a snow golem army you will be invincible and you can also turn any biome into a snow biome!

46. Colour sheep

Colouring sheep can become very useful if you choose to build pixel art, for example and need a specific colour!

47. Enchant something

Enchanted weapons are much more powerful than normal weapons, especially if you enchant diamond weapons!

48. Download a mod

Mods are really fun to have because they add many different fun and useful features to Minecraft. My personal favourite is the little block mod which is showcased in the video below!

49. Play hunger games

Hunger games is always going to be a great game mode, it's survival of the fittest!

50. Build a volcano

Volcanoes are great to add in the background of any village you make. You could even make a volcano island like shown in the video below!

51. Build an underwater base

An underwater base is great for multiplayer servers as it will be harder for other players to find your base.

52. Build a spaceship

If you have nothing else to build, a spaceship is a great thing to build! You can even have a competition with your friends to see who can build the best spaceship!

53. Use a texture pack

Texture packs are a great way to add a little bit more excitement to your game.

54. Build a Base in the sky

Building a Base in the sky is a great way to hide on multiplayer servers, unless they look up of course!

55. Go on a killing spree

Going on a killing spree is a great way to get xp!

56. Capture one of each mob (Gotta catch em all!)

This one is fairly easy because all you have to do is find one of each mob, lead them back to your base and then trap them in a hole or pen.

57. Trap at least 10 zombies in a hole and then jump in the hole and try to survive!

This is a hard challenge, but nothings impossible, right? If you've tried this challenge and succeeded please upload it to YouTube and add a link to the video in the comments below!

58. Make a human launching TNT cannon

Human cannons are a great way of transportation as you can reach any distance/height, providing you have enough TNT!

59. Make a full set of Leather, Golden, Chain, Iron and Diamond Armour

All sets of armour have different durability and defence so it's best to use weaker armours on weaker mobs and stronger armour on stronger mobs.

60. Build a gladiator stadium

Building a gladiator stadium is a great idea because you can use it to hold games with your friends fighting off swarms of mobs.

61. Fight off swarms of mobs in your gladiator stadium

If you want to fight off swarms of mobs there are mods out there which can help you do this.

62. Make a video

As you can see I have added many different YouTube videos to this article, YouTube is a great way to show off your Minecraft skills.

63. Create a domino effect with sand

Creating a domino effect looks amazing as you can see from the video below! It takes great skill and patience to make the perfect domino effect track but it's worth it!

64. Build a functioning Redstone TV and watch it

It may not be like a proper tv, but it's amazing what you can build with Redstone!

65. Have building competitions with your friends

This one can be very enjoyable for example, 1 of your friends can be the judge and then you and another friend can build the same thing and then the judge will pick whose build is the best!

One rule, don't let the judge know whose is whose build.

66. Make your own pixel art comic

I haven't actually seen this one done before, but it's a very good idea! Either make your own pixel art comic or recreate one of your favourite comics.

67. Craft every item at least once

This is actually a really useful thing to do because you never know what you may need in the future!

68. Try to get as close to a creeper as possible and then get away without losing any hearts

It's actually harder than you think because creepers have a rather large blast radius!

69. Create your own Adventure/Puzzle map

Creating your own adventure map will take up a lot of time, but you can be as creative as you want and once you're finished you can let your friends play it and see if they can complete it! I have added a link to a tutorial on how to make an adventure map below:


70. Play capture the flag

Capture the flag is a great game mode in Call Of Duty so why not play it in Minecraft?

71. Hold your own firework show with all your friends!

This one does require a lot of time depending on how many fireworks you want, but once you've set up all of the fireworks you can sit back and enjoy the show!

72. Spawn at least 50 wolves, then hit one...

This is a really hard challenge, good luck! You can use anything you want except TNT.

73. Change your skin

Changing your skin gives you a new look instead of looking the same as everyone else.

74. Attempt a 360 no scope with a bow

It's actually really hard to do because it's harder to aim and the mob is constantly moving.

75. Find a mine shaft

Mine shafts are great for finding loot, you can find anything from bread to diamond equipment.

76. Find a Jungle temple

Jungle temples are great for finding valuable loot, such as diamonds and emeralds

77. Find all biomes

Finding all biomes can give you a great advantage because in each biome there's something new to find, such as jungle biomes have temples, Ice plains have oak trees and extreme hills has emerald ores!

There are actually 61 different biome types according to the Minecraft wiki page linked below:

78. Build a shooting range

Shooting ranges are a great way to improve your skills on Minecraft, this will come in handy when you're in a battle with a skelington or an enemy player on a multiplayer server.

79. Build a 50 x 50 castle with at least 3 or more floors

Castles are always great to build, you could do a little bit of roleplaying and have a war with a friend? The reason why I said for your castle to have at least 3 floors is so that it will take longer to build and you can release your creative side!

80. Throw eggs at chickens

Why not? It's funny to see chickens run away from their own eggs ;)

81. Build an amusement park

Earlier I talked about building a roller coaster why not take it a step further and make an entire amusement park for all to enjoy.

82. Build a working lighthouse (No Mods)

Lighthouses are great to see where your house is from a distance, I recommend that you build one as soon as possible!

83. Run around

Running around is a great idea, I usually just run in one direction until I find something interesting or a great place to build my home.

84. Build an elevator

Elevators are great ways to get to higher areas such as tree houses or sky bases?

85. Join a server

When you're bored, it's always good to join a new server as it's a new environment to explore and potentially roleplay with others depending on the server.

86. Try and beat some Minecraft world records on

There are many different world records you can try and beat on this website, good luck!

87. Build a museum and showcase every item in the game

Earlier I talked about getting all items in Minecraft, why not showcase them in your very own museum!

88. Create a diving board from the top of the map to bedrock and try to jump in a 2 x 2 hole which is at least 5 blocks deep and survive!

This will be really hard to do because as you're falling you tend to move around a little bit.

89. Try and recreate an entire episode from your favourite tv show

This one will require a lot of time and dedication as you will have to follow the episode bit by bit, good luck!

90. Try and recreate an entire film

Recreating a film will take 3-4 times longer as tv shows as they're usually at least 1 hour and 30 minutes - 2 hours depending on the film. Good luck!

91. Host your own Minecraft server

Once you've started hosting your own Minecraft server, you can easily play with your friends, it's really easy to host your own server.

I have added a video showing you how below:

92. Build a statue of yourself

This one is to just show off your skills.

93. Build a statue of someone you look up to

What's a better way to show someone how much you appreciate them more than making a statue of them in Minecraft :)

94. Play the walls

The walls is another great map to play in Minecraft, enjoy!

95. Grief

It's not one of the best things to do, but if you're really that bored and don't mind the hate just go on a random server and grief. All I ask is make sure the server has backups, alternatively you can grief friends or villages.

96. Set yourself personal goals to complete

For example, you can choose some things off this list to add to your personal goal list and try to complete them as soon as possible

97. Play Minecraft hardcore

Hardcore mode is a lot harder than survival mode because you only have one life, try and see how long you can survive, good luck!

98. Play Minecraft Survival

This is the simplest thing to do just play Minecraft normally and just survive!

99. Play survival island

Survival island is a great fun map to play, enjoy!

100. Play skyblock

Skyblock is another really fun map to play, enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the 100 Things to do in Minecraft when you're bored list, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!

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Suzanne Day 20 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

My kids are Minecraft mad, so they love to do all of these things in Minecraft. They are currently reading one of the construction books about how to build a dream Minecraft house (I really like the floating island ones). It's such a creative game, it's great to talk about it with them. Voted useful!

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Jacobb9205 20 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Awesome Suzanne! I hope they enjoy my article :)

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Rosie writes 20 months ago from Virginia

Impressive list - nice job making it appealing to all ages!

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Jacobb9205 20 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Thank you Rosie!

Koen 19 months ago

Saw your post on Reddit, so I had to look here of course ;). Good starter ideas and also handy for reminding people like me that have been playing Minecraft for years, of the many many things that you can do in Minecraft.

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Jacobb9205 19 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Koen, I'm glad you seen my post and decided to check my article out, I truly appreciate it!

Yeah well that was part of the plan :)

Jacob 8 months ago

Hi Jacob Jacob cool post thanks

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Anonymous 4 months ago

90... if its one of The Hobbit ones thats about 3 hours for the one i saw.... and 89 for a tv show Quantum Leap is about average movie length.... ye... i am planning on this but on roblox but ill try minecraft... or atleast building scenes not an entire episodes every scene... and on 100 aka skyblock i suggest doing an Agrarian Skies skyblock aka the modpack based on skyblock or atleast having ex nihilo which is the mod Agrarian Skies is also mainly about... but you could also make an Elytra Bow aka a bow with punch 2 mending and preferably unbreaking 3 and infinity as if youre in the sky gliding and shoot an arrow just slight out and hit yourself while gliding with a pair of elytra and you could glide nonstop but also put mending on them and they dmg from time not distance and last 7 minutes no unbreaking about 15 with unbreaking 1 and 22 on unbreak 2 and unbreaking 3 for about 30 minutes btw Xisumavoid did myth busting for this go watch that k but maybe also you could do myth busting yourself?

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Jacobb9205 4 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Good luck if you actually follow through with it! That'll be pure dedication!

OtakuWaffle 4 months ago

I was surprised, joining a server wasn't on the list, then again all servers aren't really kid-friendly 75% of the time.

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Jacobb9205 4 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

OtakuWaffle, Good idea! If I decide to write a "100 More Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored" I'll include it! :)

lura 4 months ago

hi im still bored so can you make a 100000000000000 more

or atleast 100

Gaming With MCPE 3 months ago

I loved he article! I even had fun reading it lol thank you for the time you put into making this! ;) I hope you make more

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Jacobb9205 3 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Lura, since leaving the "Should I write 100 More Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored?" poll, everyone seems to feel the same way, so I will definitely be writing 100 more :) I hope to write it this week sometime.

Gaming With MCPE, thank you for the support!

Courtney 3 months ago

Cool, but I did most of these things

Really--- I have. Don't judge.

Allona 3 months ago

Wow Amazing! I am ALWAYS bored in minecraft which is pretty sad for me ! But with this! IMMA NOW A PRO ! Thx soooo much u basically saved ma life from dying from boredom!


Btw I will read all ur posts and + make more what to do when bored stuff plzzzzzz!

Thx again



Casey 3 months ago

Wonderful list Jacob thanks a lot I'm totally doing some of these!

Casey 3 months ago

Wonderful list Jacob thanks a lot I'm totally doing some of these!

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Jacobb9205 3 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Thank you for the comments everyone, much appreciated!

Sawyer 2 months ago

Wow I enjoyed the video you should make a new one that's even better or just make a roller coaster haunted house in the game and make it huge

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Jacobb9205 2 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

Thank you for your comment Sawyer, I didn't make any of the videos, but at some point, I'll be replacing them with videos I made myself in the future

Lil_Sparkelz 2 months ago

I LOVE minecraft, but i get bored sometimes so this is really useful! i cant do the server thing tho because the minecraft that i play on came with my computer, not the one from the mojang site. I still had to buy minecraft tho :,( But thanks for this article because it is soooooo helpful to me!! THANKS!!!!!

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Jacobb9205 2 months ago from Gloucestershire Author

No problem Lil_Sparkelz. Glad you found the hub useful! :)

wow 3 weeks ago

wow that is so wow

Lucy 10 days ago

I love it so much I am addicted

bob 4 days ago

i really didn't find the mod part useful because I CANT DOWNLOAD MODS AND ITS BEEN BUGING ME ALOT

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