Check out our ideas for fun hobbies for teens to do at home!
Being stuck at home can seem daunting and difficult for everyone, especially teenagers that just want their freedom. During this time it’s much better to stay home and safe than to go out. But that doesn’t really make things any easier for your teenagers. Today I’m going to share some ideas for the things that teens can do at home while isolation pushes on. These hobbies for teens can help even after social distancing restrictions are lifted too!
Hobbies For Teens
Easy Crafts for Teens
Help Around the House: This may not seem the most appealing, but it is a way to take up time. Teens can clean, reorganize things, take care of dishes or laundry, or even cook. It’s not the most fun way to stay occupied but it does give something small. Make it fun and encourage rewards. Set a timer and see how much you can get done in ten minutes or thirty minutes.
For every 10 things decluttered or recycled, they can receive something new.
Create Something: Creating can be a large variety of fun things, especially for artistically inclined individuals. Whether it’s making art, creating stories, making music, or any other form of creating something; the possibilities can take plenty of time away. Set up a fairy garden or try a dollar store craft like painting a vase or making a succulent jar. Rock painting is another idea for teens to try.
Crafts for Teen Boys
Learn Something New: Aside from trying to keep up with schoolwork, this extra time is a great opportunity to learn more. Teens can focus on interests otherwise neglected due to overcrowded schedules and learn more about a topic or learn how to do something new. There are classes for teens available on Outschool and can include goal setting, educational courses, and even social hours. New to Outschool? It’s an online learning platform where kids can take classes! It’s SUPER easy and affordable.
You can also learn how to paint or put together diamond paintings.
Read: Reading is incredibly beneficial to the mind and can occupy loads of time if given the opportunity. There are books out there on just about any topic, story, idea, or style and books can honestly work for just about anyone if given the chance.
Spend Time With Hobbies: Teens often have busy schedules during the school year and don’t pay much attention to their hobbies or interests. The extra time can give them the perfect opportunity to pick up on old hobbies and spend more time with them or pick up a new hobby.
Another tip for teens is to teach them how to use a planner (or even start a bullet journal!). There are a LOT of ideas out there on Instagram and Pinterest to help inspire creative teens to track their to-dos and journal.
Get Outside (If Possible): This may not be possible for everyone considering local guidelines for isolation or travel, but if you have a yard or some way a teen can get outside without being in contact with people it can help some. Fresh air helps to keep spirits up.
Even though it doesn’t seem like it, the list of ideas can be quite endless. If you’re struggling with bored or antsy teens at home this can help give you some ideas to suggest. Maybe even riff off of these ideas depending on each teenager’s interests or space. Hoping you all stay healthy and at least mostly sane during these times, and I hope these ideas can help with that.