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50 Screen-Free Activities for Teens

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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!

50 Screen free activities for Teens!

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50 Screen-Free Activities for Teens

  1. Do a science experiment
  2. Start a daily photo journal
  3. Learn a new language
  4. Make a scrapbook
  5. Start a butterfly garden
  6. Make jewelry or accessories
  7. Learn to make ice cream from scratch
  8. Play sudoku
  9. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  10. Make a family tree chart
  11. Organized a family scavenger hunt indoors
  12. Write a story or poem
  13. Learn a new workout routine
  14. Have a water balloon fight
  15. Camp out in the backyard
  16. Make a Mod Podge craft
  17. Run or walk a 5K
  18. Create a recycled material art project
  19. Learn Sign Language
  20. Write inspirational note cards for friends
  21. Play flashlight tag with the family at night
  22. Volunteer at the local animal shelter
  23. Learn a new sport
  24. Make slime
  25. Start a new hobby
  26. Learn a new instrument or learn to sing
  27. Look up the family cookbook and try a recipe passed down over the years
  28. Bake treats for local community helpers
  29. Upcycle an old pair of jeans
  30. Make sidewalk chalk paint
  31. Paint an old piece of furniture
  32. Wash the family car(s)
  33. Make a time capsule
  34. Stargaze
  35. Host an elaborate ice cream buffet or do an edible science experiment.
  36. Tie-dye shirts/accessories
  37. Paint kindness rocks (and deliver them!)
  38. Grow herbs
  39. Start a backyard creature log
  40. Read a book
  41. Start a book club with friends
  42. Make origami animals
  43. Start a diary
  44. Clean and sort to set aside things for donation and/or a garage sale
  45. Make a vision board
  46. Play a board game
  47. Create a themed collage from magazine clippings
  48. Try a Pinterest DIY
  49. Organize a Minute-to-Win-It family game night
  50. Make a bucket list

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50 Screen free activities for Teens!

Also, try out these mindfulness activities for teens.

Here’s a free download of 10 of the activities:

High School Challenge for Homeschoolers

High School Challenge for Homeschoolers:

College prep is now going to be fun! Embark on this challenge during the next year to consider what college you might want to attend, how you will pay for it, what you need to do to impress admissions counselors, where to find scholarships, what skills you need to have when you get to college, and MUCH more.

This is how it works:

1. Register today and you will get access to a virtual classroom where all the challenges will be found. If more than 1 child from your family wants to participate you need to buy a registration for each one and they must each sign up with their own email address

2. On June 1 all the challenges will be released. There will be a LOT! But you don’t have to do them all – pick and choose. You will have until May 15, 2024 to work on them.

3. Included in the cost of registration is free access to our Intro to Google Drive Unit Study worth $20!! This can be started immediately

4. Between May 15 and May 31, 2024, the winners will be selected. The overall winner (student with the most points) will receive a $150 check. Many of the assignments will also be sponsored and students will be able to win $15, $25, and $50 Amazon gift cards if theirs is selected as the best.  Find the list of sponsors and prizes here. (These are still forthcoming through the end of May.)

For more info visit our main High School Challenge page.

Some rules:

1. A points tie for the overall winner, will be broken by one of the challenges which will be selected as the tie-breaker. Judging for that will be done by FundaFunda teachers who do not know any of the students involved.

2. ONLY homeschoolers who are  9th through 12th graders in the 2023/24 school year can compete..

3. This contest is only relevant to students in the USA. Prizes can not be sent out of the country and many of the challenges won’t be applicable to students elsewhere.


High School Challenge for Homeschoolers: Are you ready for college?


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

The "Rainy Day and Summer Camp Fun" online course for elementary is full of tutorials for crafts, fun food, recipes, and 8 week-long summer and Christmas break camp plans.

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?

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