Fun Spring Activities for Teens

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Keeping teenagers busy can be a challenge and you will often hear, "I'm bored!" The great news is that spring is filled with fun stuff to do! Here is a list 101 activities for your teen to do this spring.

Print it out and give it to your teen the first time they tell you they are bored. You can also be proactive and give it to them before they complain about nothing to do.

Many of these things can be done with friends or alone.

 Get Out and Go!

  • Help plan a spring dance or prom.
  • Plan a slumber party with an egg or scavenger hunt.
  • Hike a rail trail and check out the plants budding out of the ground.
  • Ride a trail on a ATV.
  • Watch the sunrise.
  • Watch the sunset.
  • Attend a school baseball game.
  • Attend a high school softball game.
  • Attend a school track meet.
  • Attend a spring soccer game.
  • Plan an event with your school club.
  • Picnic at a local park.
  • Have an overnight or all day Saturday movie marathon.
  • Check out camping opportunities.
  • Bike five miles.
  • Camp in your backyard.
  • Visit the local library and ask what is coming in that you may be interested in.
  • Get your community's events list for the spring and attend an event.
  • Go to this year's cool spring flick in the theater.
  • Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
  • Have a spring color scavenger hunt.
  • Visit a historical site.
  • Join a book club.

Make This!

  • Drink a berry smoothie.
  • Invent a new snack mix.
  • Make a friendship bracelet and send it to your friend.
  • Make a Snake Knot Bracelet.
  • Make a flower hair clip.
  • Make a music video.
  • Make a spring journal.
  • Create a reading wish list in your journal.
  • Make a blue jean craft for school.
  • Start your novel.
  • Make a website.
  • Make a movie t-shirt.
  • Make a flower shaped collage of the newest fashions.
  • Make pearl drop earrings.
  • Create a sidewalk mural with chalk, use a spring theme.
  • Make Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dip – and share it.
  • Make Easy Fruit Juice Ice Pops.
  • Make a playlist of your favorite inspirational, get up and go songs.
  • Make a new after school snack.
  • Create a cartoon character.
  • Make a sun catcher.
  • Paint or decorate eggs.
  • Make spring place cards or napkin rings for your family’s table.
  • Make Chocolate lip gloss.
  • Take a bath in Spring Awakenings Bath Salts.
  • Create a book of me scrapbook.
  • Learn how to make a spring family recipe favorite.

Learn How To...

  • Start or update a checking account.
  • Sketch a budding flower.
  • Sketch a rainbow.
  • Sketch a tree with its budding leaves.
  • Write a haiku about a the newness of nature in spring.
  • Learn a new make-up trick.
  • Organize a yard sale.
  • Organize your favorite links.
  • Add a folder for places you want to travel to your favorite links.
  • Add a folder for sites on a new hobby or interest to your favorite links.
  • Play a new card game.
  • Play with Magnetic Poetry.

Grow It!

  • Plant a flower garden on your window sill.
  • Plant a vegetable garden.
  • Take pictures of your garden seeds and take a picture every day of the same spot until the plant is fully grown.

    Do Something Good

    • Take a picture looking at a new budding flower with your cell phone and send it to a friend.
    • Swap a favorite book with a friend and read it.
    • Write a note to a friend that is far away. Use spring tri-fold stationary.
    • Leave a motivational quote on a friend's social networking page.
    • Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
    • Offer free babysitting for one night to someone who could use the break.
    • Give someone a daffodil.
    • Volunteer in a community effort for your local food pantry.
    • Spring clean.
    • Got a sibling in college? Send them a goofy picture.
    • Read something that moves you emotionally.
    • Read something inspirational.
    • Start a new healthy habit.
    • Help your family clean out the garage or attic.
    • Think of three ways you can make your life better. Employ at least one of them.
    • Create a family newsletter to send to your whole family.
    • Hug your parent, a friend and yourself.
    • Organize your warm weather clothes.
    • Spring clean your bedroom.
    • Write out your spring sports or club schedule on the family calendar.

    Just For Fun!

    • Write a poem about a rainy day.
    • Write a song about a rainy day.
    • Write a play about a rainy day.
    • Give your social networking page a spring look.
    • Friend a famous author or musician on your social networking page.
    • Write in your journal, "Ten Reasons I Love Spring".
    • Get a new hairdo.
    • Watch last year's cool spring flick on DVD.
    • Write in your journal: "10 Things I’d Like to See".
    • Take a poll of your friends: What is your favorite flavor of jelly bean?
    • Do a crossword puzzle.
    • Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
    • Learn one thing about your favorite actor/actress that you didn't already know.
    • Experiment and decide what way is the best way to eat hard boiled eggs - journal it
    • Give your email signature a spring look.
    • Paint your nails in a spring color - toenails too!

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