Find some fun things to do with teenage friends or go on a solo adventure if boredom is dragging you down! There are a lot of fun things for teens to do, from exploring your city or town to exploring the internet. Add your own twists based on what you already enjoy to some of these ideas.
Free Things for Teens to Do
Teenagers usually lack money, so free activities can keep them entertained.
- Free museum days – Visit your local museums on one of their free days. Are you unsure when the next free day is? Please contact your local museum for more information. Additionally, most local libraries offer passes to family-friendly attractions. You can find out if your local branch offers this service by calling. In addition, participating museums offer free admission on Museum Day Live.
- Find old clothing items in your closet and dresser that you no longer need and repurpose them. Consider repurposing the rest if you can’t sell them. Use scraps of fabric to make patches for shorts or transform an old T-shirt into a fun pillow.
- You can attempt to break a world record by finding an obscure record. You can’t break a record? Have a record-setting competition with your friends or neighbors. Compete to unroll a roll of toilet paper the fastest or wrap someone in newspaper the fastest.
- You can paint a rock to look like a pet and take care of it all day like a real pet or even a baby. Make sure you take it with you everywhere you go for at least 24 hours.
Online Activities for Teenagers
You might find these ideas useful if you want to be online but are tired of the old familiar apps and websites.
- Using an app such as iMovie, you can create a video and upload it to YouTube. Take a video of your pet doing something cute, make a short film, do a gaming tutorial, or make a stop motion film.
- This popular app is worth downloading if you don’t already have it. Create lip-synced music videos with Musical.ly and share them on social media.
- Write a blog – Share your thoughts, feelings, and activities. Don’t share too many personal details on your blog for your safety. Put your thoughts into a poem, write a movie review, or wax eloquent about your opinions.
- Take a conversation with Siri – Grab your iPhone and have a lively conversation with Siri. Start by asking her to “Beat-Box” for you; the response is great. Additionally, you can ask her about her love life, the meaning of life, or where she was born.
- Take a few selfies with your furry little friend. It is encouraged to wear costumes and props. Post the photos on social media after they have been edited and filtered.
Solo Fun for Teens
It’s hard to find entertainment that’s fun on your own when all your friends are busy.
- Find craft projects that interest you on Pinterest, such as string art, duct tape wallets, bath bombs, or beaded necklaces. Consider making these items as gifts for family and friends. If you have any extra projects, you can sell them online or at a craft fair.
- Make a scrapbook – Print your favorite photos of your family, pets, or friends. Put them in a scrapbook with stickers, captions, and other embellishments.
- Plan some funny pranks to play on your family or friends. Ensure that the person getting pranked finds your shenanigans funny and that no one, or their property, will be harmed.
- Create the weirdest combination of pizza toppings you can imagine. Try out all your favorite ingredients and see what wacky combination you like best. Write down your favorites so you can recreate them in the future.
- Write encouraging words on sticky notes and stick them randomly around the house. Place a few in the refrigerator, on the bathroom mirror, or on the steering wheel of your car for your family to find. You might also want to leave some at your neighbor’s house or on a community bulletin board.
- Create a great voicemail message – Have fun coming up with it. It might be a good idea to say, “Hello,” as you would normally answer the phone. Pause and say that you cannot hear the other person. After that, hang up.
Things to Do With a Group of Teenage Friends
You and your friends usually have a great time together, but sometimes the same-old thing can get a little monotonous. Keep boredom at bay by trying some new things.
- Arrange a photo shoot with your friends and a few fun props like a wooden chair or a large, empty photo frame. Make each other look professional by taking turns taking photos. Make a photo booth with a nice background, some fun props, such as hats and wigs, if you don’t want to do a formal photo shoot.
- Consider taking a trip to a real spa with your buddies if you can afford it. Create a spa at home if your budget does not allow it. Give each other foot and shoulder massages, soak your feet, eat light foods, and drink flavored water. Play some soft music and light a few candles.
- Try some new foods at an exotic food market – Get outside your food comfort zone. If you don’t have an ethnic grocery store nearby, check out your nearest big chain store’s ethnic food aisle. You might discover something you didn’t know you liked!
- Find the cheesiest, tackiest movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime (or in your parents’ movie collection) and have a movie marathon. Pop some popcorn and stock up on theater candy before you begin.
- Come up with a funny play about your school or group of friends. Playfully poke fun at friends and some of the more popular teachers at your school in a spoof/satire play. Prepare the play and perform it in front of family and friends. Don’t be too harsh with your jokes, and make sure the targets of your satire are amusing.
- Go to a public place with a banana and talk into it. You can pretend to have a long, meaningful conversation with it by holding it to your ear. Take notes or laugh occasionally. Wait a second and then tell the banana you need to go if someone tries to talk to you.
- Create a poster featuring a unicorn as a lost pet. Put up a reward in your neighborhood and encourage people to take part.
It’s hard to concentrate on anything indoors when the outside is so inviting. Enjoy the outdoors.
- Chalk art is a standard childhood activity that can also be enjoyed by teens and adults. Surprise a friend with a beautiful driveway creation or create an elaborate masterpiece on your driveway.
- Seasonal fun – Get outside and enjoy the current season! Make snow angels, ice skate, or go sledding in the winter. Enjoy the pretty flowers in spring and summer, play volleyball on the beach, or have a picnic. Make a maze out of fallen leaves or jump into a pile of them during the fall. Taking a hayride or picking apples would also be fun.
- Get some water-based paint and safety glasses (available at the dollar store) and have a paint war with your friends. Make sure everyone wears old clothes that can get dirty so they can have a paint fight. Fill balloons with paint and throw them at each other or hurl paint with brushes or your hands.
- Get some messy food that you can eat with your hands (or without your hands) for an eating contest. The best choices would be spaghetti, watermelon, and pie. See if you can eat these yummy foods without utensils or even your hands by inviting your friends, neighbors, and family.
- Have an epic Nerf gunfight with your friends or family using Nerf guns (squirt guns also work!). For a little practice, set up targets and divide into teams. You can challenge yourself to hit targets in your yard if you are alone.
Stay At Home Fun
You don’t feel like going outside? Staying inside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.
- Grab a bag of googly eyes and put them on everything from the gallon of milk in the refrigerator to Grandma’s photograph. Make sure you don’t damage any of the objects you are attaching the eyes to. You should wait for your family’s response.
- Have a blackout party – Pretend there is no electricity. Turn off the lights, light some candles, and play guitar or roast marshmallows. You can read by candlelight or live like a pioneer.
- Blow up a balloon and clear some space for a game of balloon volleyball. Try hitting the balloon into the air without touching the ground as many times as you can if you don’t have anyone to play with.
- Romantic comedies and ice cream – Enjoy a pint of your favorite ice cream while watching your favorite romantic comedy. Have an action film marathon instead if you don’t like rom-coms. Having ice cream and watching a favorite movie will make the evening enjoyable.
- Create a Lego city with your Lego blocks. Make your family dog or hamster the oversized villain. Take a video of your pet destroying the city.
- This site offers copycat recipes for many popular restaurant specialties. You probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.
- These short games require minimal setup and usually no purchase. Families, friends, or individuals can play them together.
Enjoy Your Time
Consider making a list of things you enjoy doing in order to prevent boredom in the future. When you can’t think of anything fun to do, store this list away. Teenage mad libs are another enjoyable way to spend your time.