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101 Fun Things for Teens to Do This Winter

Fun Winter Activities For Teens

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Teen Winter Fun Activities

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Here is a list of fun activities for your teen to do this winter. 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 activities can be done with friends, family or alone.
  1. Go ice skating.
  2. Go sledding.
  3. Have a movie marathon.
  4. Ski on your Wii.
  5. Go skiing.
  6. Build a snowman.
  7. Make a snow angel.
  8. Build a snow fort.
  9. Have a snowball fight.
  10. See this year’s cool Christmas/Winter movie.
  11. Watch last year's cool Christmas/Winter flick on DVD.
  12. List your ten favorite Christmas carols in your journal.
  13. Shovel off the porch or driveway for your family.
  14. Write a poem about ice or snow in your journal.
  15. Make a winter journal.
  16. Go on a winter hike with friends.
  17. Go ice fishing.
  18. List your ten favorite Christmas television specials in your journal.
  19. Eat an icicle.
  20. Drink hot chocolate.
  21. Knit a scarf.
  22. Babysit for someone for free.
  23. Donate blood.
  24. Sketch a winter scene.
  25. Decorate your bedroom door for the Holidays.
  26. Make a snowflake card for a friend who lives far away.
  27. Start a new jigsaw puzzle – then finish it.
  28. Make a cinnamon ornament.
  29. Try and make a fun family or winter recipe.
  30. Start a snow shoveling business.
  31. Snow shovel for those in need for free.
  32. Play a game of basketball.
  33. Go watch your high school basketball team.
  34. Go watch your high school ski team.
  35. Go watch your high school wrestling team.
  36. Drink some hot cider.
  37. Make origami ornaments.
  38. Make and use an advent calendar.
  39. Go snow tubing.
  40. Learn to use a snow board or learn a new trick.
  41. Make a snowflake.
  42. Take a walk while it’s snowing and catch snowflakes on your tongue.
  43. Friend someone famous on your social networking page.
  44. Decorate your social networking page with a holiday or winter theme.
  45. Sit or look outside and write a song.
  46. Sit or look outside and write a play.
  47. Start your winter fantasy novel.
  48. Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
  49. Clean out and organize your junk drawer so you have room for this school year's junk.
  50. Read something that warms your heart.
  51. Read something that makes you laugh out loud.
  52. Go to a museum.
  53. Start a new healthy habit.
  54. Add or add to a folder for homework help sites to your favorite links.
  55. Add or add to a folder for sites on a new interest to your favorite links.
  56. Create a family newsletter to send to your whole family.
  57. List ten thing you like about winter in your journal.
  58. Hug your parent, a friend and yourself.
  59. Learn a card trick.
  60. Make place cards for your family’s holiday meal.
  61. Create an About Me scrapbook album or add a page to the one you have.
  62. Send holiday cards to your friends.
  63. Join a book club.
  64. Play with Magnetic Poetry.
  65. Take a bath in Glistening Winter Nights Bath Salts.
  66. Make Vanilla Lip Gloss.
  67. Make a Winter Beaded Safety Pin.
  68. Make a Decoupage Snowman Bookmark Craft.
  69. Make an Ice Candle.
  70. Go Christmas caroling.
  71. Volunteer to read to children at the library.
  72. Create an imaginary teen from the future.
  73. Go on a winter photo scavenger hunt.
  74. Plan a board game or video game tournament.
  75. Make friendship bracelets in winter blue colors.
  76. Learn a yoga position.
  77. Play ice hockey.
  78. Rearrange your bedroom.
  79. Organize your closet: Bring out your cold weather clothes and store your warm weather clothes.
  80. Go through your socks and underwear. Pitch the old and ask for new.
  81. Go snowshoeing.
  82. Go cross-country skiing.
  83. Bake your favorite cookie.
  84. Make a snow mural with squirt bottles, water, food coloring and a yard full of snow.
  85. Post winter greetings on your friend’s social networking pages.
  86. Make a New Year’s resolution, and a plan that will help you stick to it.
  87. Make a gel candle mug.
  88. Make a heats and pearl choker.
  89. Start or update your checking or savings account.
  90. Plan a Holiday Party.
  91. Plan a Valentine Party.
  92. Go snowmobiling.
  93. Learn a new make-up trick.
  94. Get a new haircut or style.
  95. Volunteer at your community food pantry, soup kitchen or church.
  96. Go winter camping – learn survival skills.
  97. Make a snowflake mobile – use glitter.
  98. Make a crazy music video to your favorite song.
  99. Write five facts about your favorite animal/rock star/person in your journal.
  100. Grunge up a pair of jeans.
  101. Play outside with flashlights after dinner.

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