What happened to the outdoor fun activities for teens? In a world of Twitter and Instagram, today’s teens seem to be constantly plugged in. Pinning and texting have taken the place of other forms of fun, and screens are all the rage. Getting teens to put down their iPhones and iPads is indeed a challenge, but a little creativity can get kids off the couch and having real fun. Below is a list of “fun things for teens”.
10 Fun Activities for Teens
Throw a tie-dye party
Have each teen bring an article of clothing to personalize, and go nuts!
Play laser tag
Fun for all ages, this game will get everyone up and moving
Have a spa night
Girls love to pamper themselves, so why not have a DIY spa night? Mani/Pedi’s, facials, and hair treatments could make a regular Saturday night into an evening of luxury
Geocaching is using GPS coordinates to find clues. Think of it as a futuristic treasure hunt!
Host a clothing swap
Everyone knows teens love to shop, so why not let them do it for free? Have each person bring a set number of gently used clothes, and then have them take turns “shopping” for each other’s castaways!
Check out a museum
Lots of museums have a free day once a month, so why not take advantage? Gather a group and take a peek at some modern art or learn about the stars!
Build an outdoor theater
Hang up a white sheet outside against your house or between two trees and project a classic movie. Teens can bring sleeping bags or quilts and enjoy a movie under the stars
Throw a dance party
Current pop kits, 70s disco, or anything in between can make for a raucous evening of smooth moves!
Have a water fight
Super soakers, water balloons, and buckets of water can make for a simply yet crazy fun afternoon!
Host a craft night
Loom bracelets, jewelry, decorative sunglasses – the sky is the limit. Let each teen bring an accessory they want to personalize and have adhesive jewels, fabric markers, and more available to let them make an item their own. Click here for more craft ideas for teens and art projects for teens.
Stay active and keep it moving!
Explore life outside with our outdoor games for teens or summer activities for teens. For scavenger hunt and mall scavenger hunt ideas, click here. Just take a minute to breath in the air and HAVE FUN!!!
Fun Inexpensive Things To Do..
- Play card games
- Watch the sunset
- Play board games
- Watch movies at home
- Have a photo shoot
- Go fishing
- Go on a picnic
- Get ice cream or cupcakes
- Look at the stars
- Plant some flowers
- Take a free online course
- Bake your favorite desert
- Grill burgers or hot dogs