Fun Spring Activities for Teens

Get your teen active this spring.
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Keeping teenagers busy can be a challenge and you will often hear, "I'm bored!" Depending on where you live, spring can be an easy time to stay active. But if you live in a place that is likely to be rainy and muddy, staying busy in the spring can be a bit more of a challenge. 

Here are some fun activities you can do with your teen (or suggest she go do on her own) to stay active this spring.

Get Outside

Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the woods or go for a walk around town. So get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits, away from the electronics indoors.

  • 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 baseball game.
  • Go for a picnic at a local park.
  • Check out camping opportunities.
  • Bike five miles.
  • Camp in your backyard.
  • Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
  • Visit a historical site.

Make Something

Whether you're experimenting with a new recipe or creating a new craft, making something new will give your teen a sense of satisfaction. Here are some things you can make together this spring:

  • Try out some new smoothie recipes.
  • 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 website.
  • Tie dye a t-shirt.
  • Make pearl drop earrings.
  • Create a sidewalk mural with chalk, use a spring theme.
  • Make a playlist of your favorite inspirational, get up and go songs.
  • Make a new after school snack.
  • Create a cartoon character.

Teach Your Teen Something New

Spring is a wonderful time to assess your teen's skills and consider what new responsibilities or tasks your teen may be ready to learn. Here are some things to consider teaching your teen:

  • Start a checking account.
  • Establish a budget.
  • Teach your teen to cook a new recipe each week. 
  • Take a class with your teen, like yoga or photography. 

Grow Something

Spring is the perfect time to start growing plants. Here are some activities that you can do with your teen:

  • 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

It's also a great time to do something kind for other people. Here are some kind deeds your teen can do during spring:

  • Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
  • Offer free babysitting for one night to someone who could use the break.
  • Volunteer in a community effort for your local food pantry.
  • Spring clean the house and hold a yard sale.
  • Help plan a spring dance or prom.

Just For Fun

Look for fun ways to help your teen relieve stress. Get her mind off the busy school year and participate in activities that will strengthen your relationship. Check out these fun activities to do with your teen:

  • Have an overnight or all day Saturday movie marathon.
  • Get a new hairdo.
  • Join a book club.
  • Get your community's events list for the spring and attend an event.
  • Start planning your summer bucket list