Do you have a teenager at home who complains that they’re “bored” and have “nothing to do” on the weekends or school holidays? Well then, this is the list for you!
Sometimes teens just need a little push to be creative with their time – and they don’t know yet how precious this time is. Soon, they’ll be busy entering adulthood with responsibilities, college, careers, or families to worry about. Now’s the time to enjoy being a teen and goof off with good friends during their free time.
So, if you have teens lounging around at home looking for something to do, share this list with them. It’s sure to inspire them to call up their friends and try one of these super fun activities for teens.
5 Awesome Activities for Teens to Fight Boredom
Go to a waterpark.
When the weather warms up, there’s no better place for a teen to be than at a waterpark. Whether they’re lounging on the lazy river, swimming in the wave pool, or screaming down the tallest slides, they’re sure to have an amazing time.
Learn a new skill.
Teenagers have brains like sponges and can easily learn something new. If you have a curious or ambitious teen, help them sign up for classes to learn a new skill like cooking, art, acting, or a new language. It’s a great way to get them out of their comfort zone and meet other teens with similar interests. Who knows, they might even discover a new passion!
Read a new book.
If your teen is incredibly busy during the school year, maybe what they really need are some activities to relax them. Help your teen learn how to wind down with a good book. Share with them a classic like To Kill a Mockingbird, or steer them towards something new like Traditions of Their Fathers. Either way, reading is one of the best activities for teens because it can relax them and stimulate their mind.
Host a DIY craft night.
If you have a crafty or creative teen, encourage them to try hosting a craft night with their friends! There are so many easy to make crafts such as friendship bracelets, oven baked painted mugs, paint-by-numbers, and more. Even if the teenagers spend most of their time chatting and eating too much popcorn, the night will still be a success.
One of our favorite activities for teens is volunteering. It can be both a fun and rewarding experience that will remind them to think of others. Check out volunteer opportunities in your area and look for ones that your teen might be interested in. Animal shelters, serving food for the hungry, or just volunteering time to visit the elderly are all good options to help jump start your search.
Feeling “bored” these days is really just a choice.
There are so many activities for teens to participate in, there’s no reason they should be sitting around, doing nothing and feeling bored. And while electronic devices certainly aren’t bad, it’s always good to take a break and shake up the routine.
Encourage your teen to grab some friends and do one of the activities mentioned above. There’s no better time than right now to start making new, wonderful memories and enjoy being a teen while it lasts.
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