101 Things for Teens to Do

101 Things for Teens to Do
Yay! It’s summer! No more school, no more homework, no more deadlines. It all sounds so fun until you get super bored. And then you get even more bored. And then you are so bored, you wish you were (yikes!) back in school just so you had something to do. But worry not. Here is a list of 101 things to do this summer, just for teens. Some of them are the usual fare, and others are more exotic. Some take money, but most are free.

1. Get a make-over at the mall
2. Go to a restaurant that you have never been to before
3. Have a picnic
4. Bake cookies
5. Give yourself a manicure
6. Go bowling
7. Have a scary movie marathon
8. Go for a bike ride
9. Go online and discover all the tourist spots near your home that you have never been to before.
10. Go swimming
11. Create a new playlist that would include all the songs if a movie were made about you
12. Make up the list of actors who would play the characters in a movie about your life
13. Plan a vacation to an exotic destination for the future – do the research online
14. Take a long, hot bubble bath with candles and music.
15. Run through the sprinkler with your clothes on
16. Rent and watch a whole season of your favorite television series
17. Swing on swings at the playground like you used to (can you go all the way around?)
18. Climb a tree
19. Write a stand-up routine and practice it for your friends
20. Read a book by an author you like
21. Go to a museum
22. Call an old friend from elementary school and catch up
23. Hunt for bugs in the yard
24. Have a BBQ
25. Learn a new language
26. Play mini-golf
27. Wake up early and watch the sunrise
28. Make a smoothie with only local fruit
29. Have a friend or relative teach you a recipe of a food you love them to make
30. Write a story
31. Get a pedicure
32. Grill your breakfast on the outdoor grill
33. Organize your CD collection
34. Make a list of traits you would want in the perfect BF/GF
35. Check out the library (and not just the internet – peruse the books, too)
36. Spend an entire day in your pajamas
37. Make or update a website
38. Go to the Zoo
39. Play Badminton
40. Plant a veggie garden
41. Get a play from the library and direct your friends in it
42. Find a really cool quote online and then text it to a random person on your friend list
43. Make ice cream
44. Memorize a really funny joke and tell it to a friend
45. Have a sleep-over
46. Camp out in your backyard
47. Write a poem
48. Go to a local farmers’ market
49. Play a game you haven’t played with since you were a kid
50. Make up a secret code
51. Have a garage sale
52. Star-gaze and learn the summer constellations
53. Build a sandcastle
54. Pick strawberries
55. Write a story with a friend – each taking turns
56. Make a movie with a camcorder
57. Go backpacking
58. Get a facial
59. Dance like no one is watching
60. Dance like you have an audience
61. Spend a whole day playing board games with friends
62. Make up a treasure hunt for friends
63. Read the back of your cereal box
64. Give yourself a make-over
65. Learn a new exercise
66. Think about a business you would like to own someday and write up a plan
67. Play crochet
68. Go to the movies
69. Make up a scavenger hunt for you and a few friends
70. Go hiking
71. Make up a new game
72. Make popcorn the old-fashioned way
73. Volunteer at a nursing home, hospital, animal shelter, daycare or library
74. Listen to a new style of music (and give it a real listen – a couple songs or more)
75. Hang out with your grandparents and ask them to tell you what it was like to be a teenager for them
76. Write a song
77. Make a list of things you want to do before you are twenty
78. Learn how to knit
79. Buy a random magazine at the store and read the whole thing
80. Redecorate your bedroom
81. Make a funny commercial and post it online
82. Get a part-time job
83. Get a pen pal
84. Learn a new game
85. Go on a photo-scavenger hunt
86. Have a water gun fight with friends
87. Play poker and use candy to gamble with
88. Google your own name
89. Bake and frost cupcake
90. Set up a backyard party for younger kids and offer to babysit for the whole day to earn some cash
91. Check out colleges online
92. Have a snowball fight (use the ice from your freezer)
93. Wash your family car
94. Make dinner as a surprise
95. Paint a picture
96. Try not to complain for a whole day (this is really difficult – try it)
97. Try to make a house of cards
98. Offer to go grocery shopping for the week
99. Take drivers’ ed
100. Do something nice for someone else but don’t tell them it was you
101. Write your own list of 101 things to do – I bet yours will be way better!

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