You, and your teens, will love these ideas for screen-free fun. Check out the full list of screen-free activities for teens, click the links for tutorials and supplies, and then share your own great ideas in the comments!
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50 Screen-Free Activities for Teens
- Do a science experiment
- Start a daily photo journal
- Learn a new language
- Make a scrapbook
- Start a butterfly garden
- Make jewelry or accessories
- Learn to make ice cream from scratch
- Play sudoku
- Do a jigsaw puzzle
- Make a family tree chart
- Organized a family scavenger hunt indoors
- Write a story or poem
- Learn a new workout routine
- Have a water balloon fight
- Camp out in the backyard
- Make a Mod Podge craft
- Run or walk a 5K
- Create a recycled material art project
- Learn Sign Language
- Write inspirational note cards for friends
- Play flashlight tag with the family at night
- Volunteer at the local animal shelter
- Learn a new sport
- Make slime
- Start a new hobby
- Learn a new instrument or learn to sing
- Look up the family cookbook and try a recipe passed down over the years
- Bake treats for local community helpers
- Upcycle an old pair of jeans
- Make sidewalk chalk paint
- Paint an old piece of furniture
- Wash the family car(s)
- Make a time capsule
- Host an elaborate ice cream buffet
- Tie-dye shirts/accessories
- Paint kindness rocks (and deliver them!)
- Grow herbs
- Start a backyard creature log
- Read a book
- Start a book club with friends
- Make origami animals
- Start a diary
- Clean and sort to set aside things for donation and/or a garage sale
- Make a vision board
- Play a board game
- Create a themed collage from magazine clippings
- Try a Pinterest DIY
- Organize a Minute-to-Win-It family game night
- Make a bucket list
Download the 50 Screen-Free Activities Checklist
Get the Checklist for $1 at my Teachers Pay Teachers store here.
High School Challenge for Homeschoolers
Here is an amazing opportunity for your teens (those who will be in 9th-12th grade during the 2022-2023 school year). This challenge is different from those above because it will require a bit of screen time. Students can register until July 5th for the High School Challenge for Homeschoolers, although the sooner, the better! The actual contest runs from June 1 – July 31, 2022.
Soon you will be going to college! Will you be ready?
- Will you be ready to get into college?
- Will you be ready to win scholarships?
- Will you be ready to succeed in college?
Don’t let these questions instill fear into you – rather – take part in our very unique contest that will both guide you through many things that will help prepare you for college AND will give you a chance to win prizes.
There will be 30 challenges to choose from. Here are some examples:
- Narrow down your choice of colleges
- Take a career quiz
- Improve your vocabulary
- Find scholarships to apply for
- Discover how much financial aid you are likely to get from FAFSA
- Learn to take lecture notes
Each challenge will show you how to do it – so you will gain an AMAZING amount of knowledge while being eligible for great prizes at the same time!
The cost is $5 – but everyone who reaches a minimum of 30 points (won’t be hard to achieve) will win a $5 Target gift card! And the registration fee includes access to the Intro to Google Drive unit study worth $20!
Plus, thanks to the sponsors, the top students will win amounts from $15 to $150 in gift cards to your favorite stores!
Head here to sign up and start earning points today!
Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun
Here’s a course full of fun science experiments, fun crafts, clever recipes, and summer camp ideas that you can run for the neighborhood kids and make some money! Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun
What do you get with the Rainy Day & Summer Camp Fun online course?
- Lifetime access for everything:
- 10 tutorials for Rainy Day Craft Fun
- 7 tutorials for Rainy Day Food Fun
- 5 tutorials for Rainy Day Science Experiment Fun
- 8 plans for Week-Long Summer and Christmas Break Camps
- Links, book ideas, videos, and step-by-step tutorial photos
- A 7-page Summer Camp Planning Guide
- Coming later in 2021: 3 kid book clubs
What other screen-free activities do you recommend? Please share in the comments?
- Summer Media Guidelines for a Smooth Summer
- Selling on Etsy Masterclass for Teens
- Great Summer Reads for Teens
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