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100 Awesome & Fun Activities for a Bored Teen

Are you looking for unique and fun activities for a bored teen? This list has you covered! Now that the summer months are here, it’s important to fill the days full of activities and ideas that are certain to keep your teen active and enjoying life.

100 Awesome & Fun Activities for a Bored Teen

So many times parents tend to worry that there just isn’t anything good for their teen to do, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, we’ll show you 100 ideas and activities that will keep your teen busy throughout the rest of the summer months and beyond! 

The good news? The word “bored” is about to be eliminated from your home in a short amount of time because this list will have them waking up with a full day of “anything and everything” to do! 

Why do teens say they’re bored?

Before diving into the list of activities for teens, it’s important to take a moment and understand why teens always say or think that they’re bored. The reality is that just because they’re not stimulated all the time doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re bored. Show them that it’s easy to fill their days full of fun if they open up their minds to what they’re looking forward to doing.

Once they realize that activities and fun are waiting all around them, they’ll be sure to stop saying how bored they are and ready to dive in and have some fun! 

Why do parents dislike the word “bored” so much?

The word bored is just one of those words. It’s like hearing nails on a chalkboard every time it comes out of your kid’s mouth. And sometimes, when you’re sitting there looking around the house at everything at their disposal, you might feel utterly confused as to why your child is even saying that they’re bored.

How is it possible that your teen is bored every single day? More than likely, your teen saying that they’re bored is just a cry for them asking for a little bit of help. And don’t we all feel that way sometimes? 

If your teen needs a little push to help them open up their eyes and see what they have right in front of them, be the one to help them through that!  This list of activities for teens is perfect for boys and girls, too, and is sure to provide them with hours upon hours of fun! 

100 Fun Activities for a Bored Teen

While this list of 100 activities is fun, there are still so many more that can be added! Talk to your teen about what they’d like to add to this list, and you might be surprised at how fast it grows.

  1. Start a new book series to read
  2. Write a fictional novel
  3. Draw and illustrate a short story
  4. Go for a walk
  5. Join a fun dance challenge on Instagram Reels
  6. Take up running and train for a 5K
  7. Learn how to rollerskate
  8. Take-up skateboarding 
  9. Get a part-time job
  10. Facetime friends
  11. Head to the pool
  12. Mow the lawn
  13. Help the neighbor
  14. Plan the family’s next vacation
  15. Play video games
  16. Head to the mall with friends
  17. Learn how to design/code a video game
  18. Create something extraordinary out of Legos
  19. Go apple picking
  20. Take a hike on a local trail
  21. Hop in the car and go for a drive (if of driving age!)
  22. Cook up something sweet – perhaps this easy teen-friendly dessert
  23. Sleep in
  24. Volunteer at the animal shelter
  25. Walk the neighbors’ dogs
  26. Have a garage sale
  27. Work on your dance moves
  28. Perfect a recipe
  29. Build a fort outside
  30. Go camping
  31. Have a BBQ
  32. Plan a sleepover
  33. Sing karaoke
  34. Head to the beach
  35. Make homemade ice cream
  36. BirdWatch in the backyard
  37. Learn a new language
  38. Create a time capsule
  39. Create a workout routine
  40. Go on a scavenger hunt
  41. Learn how to sew
  42. Teach yourself magic tricks
  43. Paint your room
  44. Take on a new project for the house
  45. Go stargazing
  46. Plan a picnic
  47. Have a fun pizza night
  48. Binge-watch your favorite movies on Netflix
  49. Go on a budget-friendly shopping spree
  50. Give yourself a makeover
  51. Design your dream house
  52. Sing loudly and proudly
  53. Throw a surprise party for a sibling
  54. Discover a new hobby
  55. Take pictures of nature
  56. Snuggle in a warm blanket
  57. Wake up early and watch old cartoons
  58. Make popcorn
  59. Plant a garden/tend to garden
  60. Create an outdoor space to relax
  61. Have a water fight with friends
  62. Gather up friends to play football/basketball or sport of choice
  63. Ride your bike around the neighborhood
  64. Update your look
  65. Dye your hair a funky color
  66. Take up babysitting to make money
  67. Celebrate a wacky holiday
  68. Paint rocks and hide them around town
  69. Go bowling
  70. Treat yourself to some ice cream
  71. Swing outside in a hammock
  72. Do a blind taste test with food items
  73. Spend some time with the grandparents
  74. Sign up for a local camp
  75. Learn how to play an instrument
  76. Take piano lessons
  77. Make a playlist filled with fun songs
  78. Check out the local zoo
  79. Head to the lake
  80. Handmake a gift for your favorite cousin
  81. Volunteer
  82. Learn a new sport
  83. Clean up and declutter your room
  84. Play games with friends online
  85. Create a new and unique cake recipe
  86. Adopt a virtual pet
  87. Take up golfing
  88. Try a food you’ve never eaten before
  89. Challenge yourself to stay up for 24 hours straight
  90. Go fishing
  91. Go kayaking or canoeing
  92. Journal without reservation
  93. Take up yoga and stretching
  94. Have as many outdoor movies as possible
  95. Organize media list and relive old memories
  96. Play catch
  97. Take up surfing
  98. Have a pillow fight
  99. Host a pajama party
  100. Work on your interview skills
  101. Have a dress-up party with parents old clothes

As you can see, there are so many fun activities that your teen can do. This is literally just the tip of the iceberg! And while this list full of fun ideas that they can easily do on their own, make certain that you sit down with them and ask them what they want to do as well. 

Your teen might have a lot of more ideas about what they want to do but just don’t know if it’s possible to happen. If you give them the chance to communicate that to you, it’s a great way to open up the lines of communication and think of even more fun things for them to do! 

Do you have any other fun activities for a bored teen?

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