We aren't big on lofty New Year's resolutions. The truth is, we have made them in the past like "loose 30 pounds", and after a few weeks we stop going to the gym and lose all momentum. This year we decided to keep it light and fun and do 24 fun things in 2024. There is a science behind having small wins to celebrate as well.
As it so happens, there are 24 spots on a bingo card (if you don't count the free space) so we thought it would be fun to create a New Year's bingo card for 2024! We will fill it with 24 random things like "try 5 new pasta shapes" and "create a secret handshake" and see if we can get BINGO by the end of the year.
We made several color versions and one that just says "New Year bingo" for you to choose from. Just save the one you want below and print it on regular printer paper. I filled the page with mine so I had room to write in the boxes but you could print them smaller if you want and write tiny on them.
You can print it off on regular printer paper size and put it on your fridge or pin board. Color them in as you achieve each fun thing. To start you off, we are sharing 100 things to do in 2024. Hopefully, this will jump-start some fun ideas for you! Obviously, you can do a few serious ones, unique ones, and ones specific to you and your goals for the year! Just have fun with it!
Here are 100 things to do in 2024!
Learn a party trick
Try new pasta shapes - choose how many you want to try!
Learn to play an instrument - ukulele sounds fun to me!
Get a different hairstyle/haircut
Try a new recipe
Take a day trip - Go the next city over or see what's within 1-2 hours of you and make a day of it!
Go to a live sporting event
Read a new book - go outside of your genre for even more fun!
Visit a natural attraction - look up what is near you and start there!
Plan a party - it can be a birthday, holiday, or just for fun like "paint and pasta"
Listen to a new musical artist
Try a new cocktail - lavender haze is a good place to start
Complete a puzzle - we did a 3d puzzle last year!
Go on a trip somewhere new - can't travel this year, then plan it for next year. I would love to go out of the country this year!
Do a new activity - geocaching, bingo, axe throwing, crochet, so many choices!
Explore your city - play tourist, try out the best yelp restaurant, and visit a fun local spot!
Thrift a "new" outfit
Try a new restaurant - branch out and try a new culture too if you're brave
Volunteer your time - find something that inspires you
Visit a forest and do some forest bathing
Go to a museum - Check for free days or fun events before you go
Go swimming - try a new pool, lake, or beach!
Watch the sunrise
Play/learn a new game - chess, board games, shuffleboard, tennis
Treat somebody for no reason - it can be a stranger or someone you know
Host a dinner
Visit a National Park
Take a tour - beer tour, ghost tour, segway tour, what sounds fun!
Teach somebody something you know
Take a class - cake decorating, pottery, glass blowing, whatever you like
Watch the sunset
Grow a new plant or plant a garden
Go on a boat - paddle boat, ferry, dinner boat tour
Have a picnic
Do something physical - yoga and walking are great low-impact places to start
Go camping - don't forget your camping gear
Visit a botanical garden
Start a good habit - drink a glass of water every morning, floss daily, or leave work at 5 pm.
Play something with a team - I think it would be fun to do a trivia night at a local restaurant
Bake your own bread
Write someone a letter/card
Go to a live concert
Stay overnight somewhere unique - a winery, treehouse, tiny house, ice hotel
Painting trend - thrift a painting and add your own touches. I did this at Halloween and had so much fun!
Visit a local market - craft, produce, etc
Get a massage - it can be from a significant other or book a treatment
Start a journal - this can be specific like a dream, book, or travel journal
Make something crafty
Take an online course
Print your photos - turn one into a fun photo shadow box
Declutter a room/space in your house
Learn a new dance - tiktok dances are great for this
Watch a new TV series
Redecorate a room in your house - paint it, rearrange the furniture, buy a functional piece
See a live show - comedy, musical, ballet, etc
Go on a walk
Listen to a podcast
Go on a hike
Ride a Ferris wheel
Go to an art gallery
Ditch one bad habit - just one thing you'd like to stop doing
Learn to make fancy coffee at home
Try a weekly food theme like Meatless Monday or Stir-Fridays!
Watch a documentary
Do some self-care - I plan to focus on skincare this year
Compliment strangers - If you see something you like tell them
Start a gratitude jar - as the year goes on write down things you are grateful for, pull out your jar at the end of the year, and reflect
Start a recipe box or journal - collect those favorite family recipes too!
Go to a poetry slam - or perform at one!
Create a death binder - sounds morbid but it's nice to have all your important documents in one place in case of emergency
Learn to make a balloon animal or origami frog!
Visit a drive-in theater
Have a star-gazing night
Build a sandcastle or fairy house
Complete a challenge - reading challenge, 365 photo challenge, running challenge
Go fruit picking - berries, apples, peaches, find a local farm and plan a trip
Make a vision board - this is good for those bigger goals
Have a fondue night - cheese, chocolate, or gravy
Conquer a fear - did we mention singing karaoke?
Eat at a food truck - tacos, ice cream, Japanese sandwiches, there are so many fun ones!
Create a blind taste test - bottled water, salsa, whiskey, whatever you want!
Watch a space event - the solar eclipse is this year, can you see it where you are?
Visit a neighbor - I like to take our cookies, older neighbors always have the best stories or if you have kids, see if any neighbors have kids your age and plan a playdate
Host a trivia/game night
Start a book club (or join one)
Go to a local festival - food, book, music, flower, craft, see what your city has!
Be more present - put your phone down more, engage in conversations, find the glimmers
Have breakfast in bed
Plan one way you can budget weekly/monthly- limit movie outings, cancel one subscription service, limit lunch out - make it achievable and try to stick to it
See how many dogs you can pet - keep track on your phone, always ask first
Make a birdfeeder - I would love to befriend a crow!
Take a sunset picture every time you see one - share your year in sunsets at the end of the year, the 1 second a day app would be fun for this
Learn to solve a Rubix cube
Discover a new author
Forgive someone - this one could be hard but do it for yourself
Open the window every morning - get some sunlight and fresh air to start your day off
Curate a playlist - even better, share it with a friend think mixed tape vibes!
Create a secret handshake!