If you are stuck in one place with nothing but the clothes on your back, there are still things you can do to entertain yourself….and others. We have a few suggestions. Please share your ideas in the comment area.
Make up a song in your head – move your hands and fingers like you are playing an instrument (air guitar anyone?) or hum to get your creative juices flowing
See how long you can hold your breath – you can count your heartbeats to measure how long
Think of an invention to solve a problem you have encountered
Stretch your arms or legs and discover muscles you never knew you had
See how long you can stare at something without blinking
Imagine a tic-tac-toe board in your head and play against yourself
Find shapes in clouds or carpet patterns or wall textures or dirt or….
Make up a story in your head – you can use the people, animals, and objects around you – you can also use your hands as puppets if nothing inspires you
Find the longest hair on your head
Stare at one thing for a long time until it morphs into something different
Do math problems in your head (it is more fun than homework)