100 Things to Do in Minecraft When You're Bored
Hello everyone, my name is Jacob Barnard (Jacobb9205).
In random order, here are 100 things to do in Minecraft when you're bored.
100 Things to Do on "Minecraft" When You're Bored
1. Blow up things with TNT
Whether you're in creative or survival mode, it's always fun to blow up things.
2. Build a boat and sail the seas
Whether you want to roleplay 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
It will take a long time depending on how complex it is, but if you're truly bored, it's 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 in order to recreate things in games, you have to have skill.
6. Acquire a full stack of diamonds (64 Diamonds)
Diamonds are always useful. It's better to have too many 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: 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 (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 it, you will have completed one of the hardest things to do in the game!
12. Craft all-wooden tools
This 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
Again, a great way to save resources because you can access an unlimited supply of cobblestone by making a cobblestone generator.
14. Craft all-Iron tools
Because they have decent durability and you can mine most ores with them!
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
These are the best you can get in Minecraft as they have great durability and can allow you to 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 to 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
It will allow you to 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 start your base there and expand it into a huge village!
21. Go fishing
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 productive at the same time.
22. Build a different house 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! This will allow you to shape and change it as you like until you're completely satisfied.
24. Build your own underground subway system
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, and soon, 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 do, 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 discover something interesting and 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 thing you shouldn't do because you may end up falling to your death or burning in lava. But still, sometimes it is fun when you're bored 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.
32. Start a food farm
This has many benefits, as you will have unlimited food such as watermelons and carrots.
33. Tame a wolf
Wolves are great pets and can help you fight off mobs such as zombies and skellingtons!
34. Create a wolf army!
What's better than having one wolf? 100 wolves! With this many, anything that comes even remotely close to you is going to have a bad day!
35. Build an underground base
This 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
Have a boat waiting for you at the dock every time you want to travel the seas instead of building a new one every time!
37. Start a forest fire
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 when you don't have a bed and have 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 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!
Not only is it fun, but it's a great way to show off your building skills!
42. Build a secret room
That way 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
This is 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 new 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
Add one to the background of any village you make. You could even make a volcano island!
51. Build an underwater base
Great for multiplayer servers as it will be harder for other players to find your base.
52. Build a spaceship
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
A great way to hide on multiplayer servers (unless they look up, of course)!
55. Go on a killing spree
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 nothing's 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
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 user-generated 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! It takes great skill and patience, 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, one of your friends can be the judge and then you and another friend can build the same thing and then the judge picks whose build is best! One rule: Don't let the judge know whose is whose.
66. Make your own pixel art comic
I haven't actually seen this one done before, but it's a very good idea! Either invent your own 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 harder than you think because creepers have a rather large blast radius!
69. Create your own adventure/puzzle map
Creating your own 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! Here's a tutorial.
70. Play capture the flag
It's 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 it up, 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
You'll find anything from bread to diamond equipment.
76. Find a jungle temple
Great for finding valuable loot, such as diamonds and emeralds
77. Find all biomes
This can give you a great advantage because in each biome, there's something new to find: Jungle biomes have temples, ice plains have oak trees, and extreme hills has emerald ores! There are 61 different biome types according to the Minecraft wiki page.
78. Build a shooting range
Improve your skills on Minecraft. This will come in handy when you're in a battle with a skellington or an enemy player on a multiplayer server.
79. Build a 50 x 50 castle with at least 3 floors
If you build at least three floors, you can release your creative side! You could use it to do a little bit of roleplaying and have a war with a friend.
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)
You can use it to see your house from a distance. I recommend that you build one as soon as possible!
83. Run around
I usually just run in one direction until I find something interesting or a great place to build my home.
84. Build an elevator
Access 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.
86. Try and beat some Minecraft world records on recordsetter.com
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 the 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 because as you're falling, you tend to move around a little bit.
89. Try to 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.
90. Try to recreate an entire film
Recreating a film will take 3-4 times longer as a TV show, as movies are usually at least an hour and 30 minutes long. Good luck!
91. Host your own Minecraft server
It's really easy to host your own server where you can play with your friends. I 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?
94. Play the walls
The walls is another great map to play in Minecraft. Enjoy!
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 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 it and see how long you can survive.
98. Play Minecraft Survival
This is the simplest thing to do. Play Minecraft normally and just survive!
99. Play survival island
Survival island is a great fun map to play.
100. Play skyblock
Skyblock is another really fun map to play if you haven't tried it yet.
I hope you enjoyed this list. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!