John Scalzi in his journal By The Way asks us to tell something we did as kids to alleviate boredom. And for extra credit to tell what has bored us most lately.
There was NO television, alas, and kid's radio programs didn't start until 5:45 p.m. when Little Orphan Annie came on... to be followed by Jack Armstrong, All American Boy.
So, kids would gather in vacant lots and have Weed Bomb Fights. If you tug a clump of grass it will come up with a ball of mud clinging to the roots. Makes a wonderful missile. The grass makes a tail and guides it unerringly to the head of the "enemy". Talk about the sting of a hit during a Dodge Ball game...that is nothing like getting whomped with a Weed Bomb.
Adults get bored too. You'll know just how bored I was when I tell you what I had to resort to: the Bible. I took certain Psalms and rewrote them, in modern English poetry. I impressed myself. I wish I could remember any of them, but you at least see how bored I must have been.