To accompany 400+ Things Kids Like, here’s a list of 79+ things that kids don’t consider their favorites.  Of course there’s probably some kids out there who drool over asparagus, and those who climb into bed without protest, but in general, this list is filled with things children want to avoid.  I hope it helps jump-start your creativity.

  1. Arguments
  2. Asparagus
  3. Bats (Disclaimer: my seven-year-old loves bats.)
  4. Bedtime
  5. Bee Stings
  6. Being Grounded (Punished)
  7. Being Picked Last for a Team
  8. Being Unpopular
  9. Being Scared
  10. Being Sick
  11. Being Teased
  12. Bleu Cheese
  13. Braces
  14. Broccoli
  15. Brussel Sprouts
  16. Bullies
  17. Caviar
  18. Chicken Pox
  19. Chores
  20. Cleaning up
  21. Confessing
  22. Copy cats
  23. Cooties
  24. Crushes
  25. The Dentist
  26. Detention
  27. Divorce
  28. Embarrassing Parents
  29. Escargot
  30. Exams/Tests
  31. Failing
  32. Fungus
  33. Getting Cheeks Pinched
  34. Giving Up
  35. Glasses
  36. Gorgonzola
  37. Gum on Their Shoes
  38. Haircuts
  39. Homework
  40. Hot Pepper
  41. Lectures
  42. Lima Beans
  43. Long Car Rides
  44. Losing
  45. Loud Noises
  46. Making Their Beds
  47. Measles
  48. Medicine
  49. Millipedes
  50. Monsters
  51. Mosquito Bites
  52. Moving
  53. Nightcrawlers
  54. Not Knowing Another’s Secret
  55. Onions
  56. Paper Cuts
  57. Parsley
  58. Pea Soup
  59. Pop Quizzes
  60. Posing for Portraits
  61. Potty Training
  62. Quiet
  63. Retainers
  64. Sharing
  65. Shopping/Errands
  66. Shots (Vaccinations)
  67. Skinned Knees
  68. Siblings
  69. Sitting Still
  70. Smashed Pumpkins
  71. Speaking in front of the class
  72. Spinach
  73. Sticky Hands
  74. Substitute Teachers
  75. Sushi
  76. Tattle Tales
  77. Teacher’s Pets
  78. Tickle Torture
  79. Turning Off the TV
  80. Turtleneck Sweaters
  81. Unfamiliar Places
  82. Unusual Foods
  83. Vice Principals
  84. Waiting
  85. Walking
  86. Washing Their Faces
  87. Watching the News
  88. Wearing Bike Helmets/Protective Pads
  89. Wedgies
  90. Winter Hats
  91. Wool Sweaters
  92. Writing Reports
  93. Younger Siblings Pestering Them