45 Things teenagers can do without screens

by Expat Life
teenager activities

1. Bake something new from a cookbook.
2. Find something in your room that enjoyed when you were younger and try it again, just for fun.
3. Colour, draw or paint.
4. Play a board game.
5. Walk a dog (yours or a neighbour’s).
6. Call a grandparent (you’ll make their day).
7. Do a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, or word find.
8. Ride a bike, skateboard, or scooter.
9. Write in a journal.
10. Have a bath.
11. Do origami.
12. Play darts, ping pong, or air hockey.
13. Have a Nerf gun war.
14. Try to figure out how to fix something broken in your home.
15. Read. Find a book in your house you’ve never read before.
16. Cuddle with or play with a pet. Teach them a new trick.
17. Go for a run or walk in a park.
18. Paint your nails.
19. Play frisbee or catch.
20. Start or tend a garden.
21. Do a jigsaw puzzle.
22. Knit, crochet, or rainbow loom.
23. Practice or learn an instrument.
24. Take your mom’s grocery list and buy everything.
25. Make a bucket list. See if you can set a record at something.
26. Get the neighbourhood kids together for a game of tag football.
27. Paint a room.
28. Go through your drawers and make a pile of clothes that you want to donate.
29. Teach yourself cursive/calligraphy.
30. Make a scrapbook of your last year’s adventures.
31. Teach yourself to whistle using your fingers.
32. Go to the library or bookshop.
33. Look through family photo albums.
34. Make a photo collage for your room.
35. Play with sidewalk chalk.
36. Alphabetize the spices in your kitchen.
37. Organize your shoes.
38. Make a friendship bracelet.
39. Ask your grandparents about their childhood.
40. Shadow your parents at work.
41. Ask your parents about their first date.
42. Learn how to do henna designs.
43. Read a magazine or newspaper you have never read before.
44. Do an extra chore and surprise your parents.
45. Create a compelling argument about why you should get to use technology.

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