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. Getting Cheeks Pinched
  33. Giving Up
  34. Glasses
  35. Gum on Their Shoes
  36. Haircuts
  37. Homework
  38. Hot Pepper
  39. Lectures
  40. Lima Beans
  41. Long Car Rides
  42. Losing
  43. Loud Noises
  44. Making Their Beds
  45. Medicine
  46. Millipedes
  47. Monsters
  48. Mosquito Bites
  49. Moving
  50. Nightcrawlers
  51. Not Knowing Another’s Secret
  52. Onions
  53. Paper Cuts
  54. Parsley
  55. Pea Soup
  56. Pop Quizzes
  57. Posing for Portraits
  58. Potty Training
  59. Quiet
  60. Retainers
  61. Sharing
  62. Shopping/Errands
  63. Shots (Vaccinations)
  64. Skinned Knees
  65. Siblings
  66. Sitting Still
  67. Smashed Pumpkins
  68. Spinach
  69. Sticky Hands
  70. Substitute Teachers
  71. Tattle Tales
  72. Teacher’s Pets
  73. Tickle Torture
  74. Turning Off the TV
  75. Turtleneck Sweaters
  76. Unfamiliar Places
  77. Unusual Foods
  78. Vice Principals
  79. Waiting
  80. Walking
  81. Washing Their Faces
  82. Watching the News
  83. Wearing Bike Helmets/Protective Pads
  84. Wedgies
  85. Winter Hats
  86. Wool Sweaters
  87. Writing Reports
  88. Younger Siblings Pestering Them