58 Fun Activities for Teens to Do in the Spring

58 Fun Activities for Teens to Do in the Spring

Spring can be either be busy or boring for teens. Here are some healthy activities for teens to keep them active when the weather warms.

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Teens often complain that they are bored and have nothing to do. That’s why it can be tricky to keep your teen occupied and entertained for any length of time.

But there are so many fun activities for teens to do, particularly in the spring, as the weather warms up. It is a great time to get outside, explore the area around them, or take up a new hobby.

And spring symbolizes new beginnings. So, it’s the perfect time to start learning new hobby or sport, or launch a new project. Even if your family lives in a climate where spring can be rainy or muddy, there are still plenty of engaging activities for teens to do away from screens.

So, whether you are looking to fill time over spring break, encourage your teen to set down their smartphone, or simply have a bored teen on your hands that needs some extra stimulation, here are 57 fun activities you can do as a family or that teens can do on their own.

58 Fun Activities for Teens to Do in the Spring58 Fun Activities for Teens to Do in the Spring

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Get Outside

Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the woods or go for a walk around town. Get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits. Here are a few activities for teens that will get them out of the house.

  • Attend a baseball game.

  • Bike 5 miles.

  • Design a scavenger hunt for friends.

  • Go for a hike.

  • Learn how to play rounders and organize a game.

  • Organize a game of basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, softball, or volleyball in your backyard or at a nearby park.

  • Plan a picnic at a local park.

  • Sleep under the stars in your backyard.

  • Take your dog for a long walk or go to the local dog park.

  • Visit a historical site.

  • Watch the sunrise and the sunset.

Make Something

Whether you’re experimenting with a new recipe or creating a new craft, picking up a crafts project will give your teen a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Here are some things you can make together this spring,

  • Create a sidewalk mural with chalk using a spring theme.

  • Design a website.

  • Make dinner for the whole family.

  • Invent a new after-school snack, milkshake, or customize your own pizza.

  • Make a music video or short movie.

  • Make a playlist of your favorite inspirational, get-up-and-go songs.

  • Start a small business (like a babysitting or dog walking business).

  • Start a woodworking project.

  • Take one photo every day for a month and turn it into a slideshow.

  • Tie-dye a shirt, pillowcase, or bag.

  • Write a handwritten letter to a friend or a grandparent.

  • Bake cookies, brownies, or a cake.

Related: 10 Social Issues and Problems That Trouble Today’s Teens

Learn New Skills

Since spring marks the season of new beginnings, its also a good time to assess your teen’s skills and consider what new responsibilities or tasks they may be ready to learn. Here are some things to consider teaching your teen.

  • Complete a first-aid or lifeguarding course.

  • Establish a budget and teach them the basics of personal finance, including how to balance a checkbook.

  • Learn five to 10 phrases of a foreign language.

  • Make a new recipe each week.

  • Try learning embroidery or crochet.

  • Start a checking or savings account.

  • Take a class like yoga, ceramics, bicycle maintenance, or photography.

Related: 12 Boredom-Busting Puzzles, Games, and STEM Kits for Kids, By Age

Grow Together

Spring is the perfect time to start growing plants or assemble a indoor or outdoor garden that your teen can tend to all year. A garden gets your teen outside, helps them learn nurturing and caregiver skills, and might even give them a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Here are some gardening activities for teens that you can do together that.

  • Plant a flower or herb garden on your window sill.

  • Plant a vegetable garden.

  • Take time-lapse pictures of your garden seeds every day.

  • In the spirit of spring cleaning, help up weeds in a community garden.

Do a Good Deed

Spring is also a great time to do something kind for others. Here are some simple, kind deeds your teen can do during spring.

Maximize the Fun

Look for fun ways to help your teens relieve stress this spring. Discovering new pastimes can help get their minds off the busy school year. Also, participating in activities together will strengthen your relationship. Check out these fun activities to do with your teen.

  • Act like a tourist in your own town or a neighboring city and see all the sites.

  • Attend a book signing in your area or join a book club.

  • Create a coffeehouse (bubble tea, smoothie, ice cream, or tea shop) tour and visit all the coffee shops in your area.

  • Make a list of foods you’ve never tried and eat them all.

  • Have an evening or all-day Saturday movie marathon.

  • Plan a backyard barbecue or picnic in the park.

  • Shop at a thrift store and use your finds to decorate their room.

  • Start planning your summer bucket list.

  • Take a garden gnome on your adventures and photograph it at each stop.

  • Try one thing that scares (or challenges) your teen, like skydiving, eating sushi, karaoke, or public speaking.

Related: The Best Gap Year Programs for After High School

Think Ahead

Encourage your teen to start looking toward the future. Here are some activities for teens that can help them imagine their life after high school.

  • Audit your social media accounts, and brainstorm ways to have better social media habits.

  • Create one good habit, like going for a run every day or taking a multivitamin, and stick with it.

  • Develop a list of jobs that sound interesting.

  • Look for a summer internship.

  • Make a high school resume.

  • Shadow someone at their job during spring break.

  • Visit a college or two.

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