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Ideas for Summer Fun

July 19, 2021 11:38 am Published by Comments Off on Ideas for Summer Fun

It’s finally summer break! If you’re a teenager, you’ve probably got tons of spare time but don’t know what to do with it. Summer can be a fun time, but it can also get boring when you run out of ideas (or need a screen break!).

Here are some things for teens to do over summer break. These ideas are fun, for indoors and out, mostly cheap, and will help you get the most out of summer. These ideas are in no particular order and include a variety of activities whatever the weather. They’re not just for teens either. Parents, younger children, and anyone young-at-heart who is looking for some summer fun can enjoy this list.

Have fun and stay safe!

Top 20 Most Fun Summer Activities for Bored Teenagers

  1. Watch a classic old movie (like Sunset Boulevard or Rebel Without a Cause).
  2. Go to a thrift store or garage sale and find something oddly fabulous for your wardrobe or room.
  3. Stargaze from on the roof, or pull your mattress out into the yard.
  4. Invent a new type of sandwich (peanut butter and salami?).
  5. Make a zine and put copies in all your friends’ mailboxes.
  6. Learn to cook something complicated, like macaroons or baked alaska.
  7. Have a yard sale and sell your junk. ($$$!)
  8. Make a new playlist of the best tunes for your summertime soundtrack.
  9. Teach yourself some new dance moves (learn to moonwalk and pirouette).
  10. Take up the ukulele (or some other instrument).
  11. Do something kind for someone—a neighbor, a family member, or a complete stranger.
  12. Get artsy and draw, paint, or collage a portrait.
  13. Act like a tourist and visit the top attractions in your town.
  14. Climb a tree.
  15. Write and produce a film or play with your friends.
  16. Have a scream-a-thon (have a sleepover with friends and watch scary movies!).
  17. Re-create a childhood photo (you’re a lot bigger now).
  18. Go on a photo safari.
  19. Clean your room (just kidding!).
  20. Make your own list of things to do when you’re bored (with better ideas!).

Things for Teens to Do Outside During Summer

  1. Try out a new sport (frisbee golf, bocce ball, kanjam).
  2. Make and fly a kite.
  3. Relax in a hammock.
  4. Plant some vegetable seeds.
  5. Jump in the pool with your clothes on.
  6. Swim at your local public pool.
  7. Camp out in the garden.
  8. Go roller-blading.
  9. Have a picnic in the park.
  10. Go fishing.
  11. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  12. Construct a tire swing.
  13. Have a day at the beach (build sandcastles, paddle, beachcomb, etc.).
  14. Run through sprinklers!
  15. Have a picnic or a BBQ.
  16. Bury a time capsule to dig up in five years.
  17. Organize a tug-of-war.
  18. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows or make s’mores.
  19. Build an obstacle course.

Fun Indoor Activities for Teenagers

  1. Move the furniture around in your room to give it a fresh, new look.
  2. Re-do your room with craft projects.
  3. Handwrite letters to friends and family.
  4. Make a collage for your wall.
  5. Experiment with origami.
  6. Go to a museum.
  7. Learn a new language.
  8. Start a journal.
  9. Do a 1,000 piece puzzle.
  10. Make your own popsicles.
  11. Give your pet a bath.
  12. Start a blog (on Tumblr, Blogger, or WordPress).
  13. Play a complete game of Monopoly.
  14. Make a vlog on YouTube.
  15. Buy some exotic fruit from the store and make a fruit salad.
  16. Cook a homemade pizza.
  17. Buy several flavors of ice-cream and have an ice-cream feast!
  18. Paint a mural on one of your bedroom walls.
  19. Build a fortress out of cardboard boxes (you’re not too old for that).
  20. Try a new food you’ve never tasted before.
  21. Learn a magic trick and perform it for your friends.
  22. Make non-alcoholic cocktails!

Inexpensive Things for Teenagers to Do

  1. Watch the sunset (or sunrise!).
  2. Play card games: poker, spit, or solitaire. If you don’t know how? It’s time to learn!
  3. Organize a neighborhood cleanup.
  4. Volunteer at a charity, soup kitchen, shelter, or nursing home.
  5. Go to the library and take out some books you wouldn’t usually read.
  6. Clean out your drawers and donate your unwanted items to a thrift store.
  7. Write letters to your friends and family (not emails, but actual pen-and-ink notes!).
  8. Sunbathe. But remember to use sunblock!
  9. Grab a map and go for a long walk to a place that you’ve never been to.
  10. Teach yourself to do a handstand.
  11. Make a dance routine to your favorite song.
  12. Practice voice impersonations.

Things You Can Do Alone

  1. Apply for a summer job.
  2. Read a book in the sun.
  3. Learn a few words or phrases in a foreign language.
  4. Get a high score on your favorite game.
  5. Buy a stack of old magazines from a bookstore or charity shop and read them.
  6. Take some interesting photographs of your neighborhood.
  7. Listen to some new music and make a playlist.
  8. Start a scrapbook or journal.
  9. Learn a new instrument.
  10. Write a song, poem, or short story.
  11. Decorate a pinboard with postcards, pictures, and notes and hang it in your room.
  12. Write an online article like this one!
  13. Spend some time experimenting and overhauling your closet: mend, toss, alter, layer, hem, mix-n-match.
  14. Research your family tree.
  15. Paint a T-shirt with acrylic paints.
  16. Bake a three-tier cake.
  17. Give yourself a makeover—cut your hair short, try a new hairdo, or do crazy nails.
  18. Email or phone a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
  19. Buy some posters and put them up in your room.
  20. Spend a day without watching TV or going on the computer.
  21. Bake some homemade bread.
  22. Go to a movie alone (it’s not so bad!).
  23. Send a message in a bottle.
  24. Make a keepsake box of memories from this summer, fill it with photos, messages, postcards from places you’ve been, and wrap it in pretty paper. Keep it for years to come to remind you of your awesome summer!

Source: https://studentden.com/100-things-for-teens-to-do-this-summer/