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101 Fun Things for Teens to Do This Spring

Spring Fun For Teens

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Here is a list of fun things 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. Or be proactive and give it to them before they complain about nothing to do. Many of these things can be done either with friends or alone.

  1. Drink a berry smoothie.
  2. Make a friendship bracelet and send it to your friend.
  3. Start or update a checking account.
  4. Help plan a spring dance or prom.
  5. Plan a slumber party with an egg or scavenger hunt.
  6. Invent a new snack mix.
  7. Hike a rail trail and check out the plants budding out of the ground.
  8. Ride a trail on a ATV.
  9. Make a Snake Knot Bracelet.
  10. Make a flower hair clip.
  11. Plant a flower garden on your window sill.
  12. Make a music video.
  13. Take a picture looking at a new budding flower with your cell phone and send it to a friend.
  14. Write a note to a friend that is far away. Use spring tri-fold stationary.
  15. Leave a motivational quote on a friend's social networking page.
  16. Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
  17. Make a spring journal.
  18. Sketch a budding flower.
  19. Sketch a rainbow.
  20. Swap a favorite book with a friend and read it.
  21. Create a reading wish list in your journal.
  22. Make a blue jean craft for school.
  23. Watch the sunrise.
  24. Watch the sunset.
  25. Plant a vegetable garden.
  26. Attend a school baseball game.
  27. Attend a high school softball game.
  28. Attend a school track meet.
  29. Attend a spring soccer game.
  30. Learn a new make-up trick.
  31. Write a haiku about a the newness of nature in spring.
  32. Offer free babysitting for one night to someone who could use the break.
  33. Take pictures of your garden seeds and take a picture every day of the same spot until the plant is fully grown.
  34. Plan an event with your school club.
  35. Picnic at a local park.
  36. Have an overnight or all day Saturday movie marathon.
  37. Check out camping opportunities.
  38. Bike five miles.
  39. Sketch a tree with its budding leaves.
  40. Give someone a daffodil .
  41. Volunteer in a community effort for your local food pantry.
  42. Camp in your backyard.
  43. Visit the local library and ask what is coming in that you may be interested in.
  44. Write a poem about a rainy day.
  45. Write a song about a rainy day.
  46. Write a play about a rainy day.
  47. Start your novel.
  48. Make a website.
  49. Give your social networking page a spring look.
  50. Friend a famous author or musician on your social networking page.
  51. Write in your journal, "Ten Reasons I Love Spring".
  52. Get your community's events list for the spring and attend an event.
  53. Get a new hairdo.
  54. Watch last year's cool spring flick on DVD.
  55. Go to this year's cool spring flick in the theater.
  56. Make a movie t-shirt.
  57. Make a flower shaped collage of the newest fashions.
  58. Make pearl drop earrings.
  59. Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
  60. Spring clean.
  61. Create a sidewalk mural with chalk, use a spring theme.
  62. Have a spring color scavenger hunt.
  63. Make Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dip – and share it.
  64. Write in your journal: "10 Things I’d Like to See".
  65. Got a sibling in college? Send them a goofy picture.
  66. Read something that moves you emotionally.
  67. Read something inspirational.
  68. Take a poll of your friends: What is your favorite favor of jelly bean?
  69. Do a crossword puzzle.
  70. Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
  71. Learn one thing about your favorite actor/actress that you didn't already know.
  72. Make Easy Fruit Juice Ice Pops.
  73. Make a CD of your favorite inspirational, get-up and go songs.
  74. Make a new after school snack.
  75. Start a new healthy habit.
  76. Visit a historical site.
  77. Help your family clean out the garage or attic.
  78. Organize a yard sale.
  79. Organize your favorite links.
  80. Add a folder for places you want to travel to your favorite links.
  81. Add a folder for sites on a new hobby or interest to your favorite links.
  82. Think of three ways you can make your life better. Employ at least one of them.
  83. Create a family newsletter to send to your whole family.
  84. Create a cartoon character.
  85. Hug your parent, a friend and yourself.
  86. Play a new card game.
  87. Join a book club.
  88. Play with Magnetic Poetry.
  89. Experiment and decide what way is the best way to eat hard boiled eggs - journal it.
  90. Organize your warm weather clothes.
  91. Make a sun catcher.
  92. Paint or decorate eggs.
  93. Make spring place cards or napkin rings for your family’s table.
  94. Spring clean your bedroom.
  95. Give your email signature a spring look.
  96. Paint your nails in a spring color - toenails too!
  97. Make Chocolate lip gloss.
  98. Take a bath in Spring Awakenings Bath Salts.
  99. Create a book of me scrapbook.
  100. Learn how to make a spring family recipe favorite.
  101. Write out your spring sports or club schedule on the family calendar.

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