Your teen is too bored. They’ve even bored themselves of playing Xbox. Here are the 50 best boredom-busting fun activities for teens.
#1. Write a Haiku
A Haiku should have seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. This is not as easy as it sounds. Learn more about haikus here.
A teen writing a
haiku could be a challenge
but you can do it
#2. Learn to Cook 3 New Meals Well
Here’s the rules:
- Create 3 new menus and practice them
- They must include starter, main + dessert
- They must be tried out on your family
- They must be of a high standard i.e. empty plates at the end.
Check our Family Recipes section for some foodie inspiration.
#3. Hold an Open-mic Night
Invite some pals around and hold an open-mic night. You can do one theme eg poetry, comedy, music or a variety.
Tip: keep performances to a minimum/specified time slot, so each performer gets enough time.
#4. Upcycle Some Jeans
Dig up some pairs of jeans you never wear and turn them into something new. Ideas: denim skirt, shorts, oven mitt, book cover, tote bag. More ideas on Allfreesewing.com.
#5. Research Family History
Encourage your teen to visit older family members and interview them, they could use tablet or smartphone to video some of the conversation. Things to ask about:
- What was it like when you were a teenager?
- Were your parents strict?
- Who was your favourite family member?
- What did you eat?
- What did you do to amuse yourselves?
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#6. Make a Music Video
We all know Lorde launched her career on YouTube. Your turn to create and produce a new music video. Try the new app Musical.ly.
Now read How to Make Your Music Video go Viral.
#7. Hold a Clothes Swap
Get rid of unwanted unworn clothes and get some new duds in the process. Get your friends to bring round their clothes, put them in a big pile, have a big grab and score some new clothes for nothing.
#8. Learn to Play Poker
All you need is a pack of cards and plenty of M&Ms for chips. And a straight face of course.
Here’s a good summary of the basic rules of poker to get you started.
#9. Sleep Under the Stars
Pick a night forecasted to be warm, clear and rain free and grab a sleeping bag, blanket and pillow and head out for a night outdoors.
Are you familiar with the constellations? See how many you can find in the night sky.