Fun Spring Activities for Teens

Get your teen active this spring.
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As the weather warms up a bit, there are many fun things for teens to do in the spring. It's a great time for young people to start something new or launch a new project.

For families who live in climates where spring can be rainy or muddy, finding outdoor activities can be a little more of a challenge. But, there are plenty of things you can encourage your teen to do so she doesn't grow bored and so she doesn't stay glued to her electronics.


Here are some fun activities you can do with your teen (or suggest she go do on her own) to stay active this spring.

Get Outside

Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the woods or go for a walk around town. So get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits, away from the electronics indoors.

  • Create an Easter egg hunt for younger kids.
  • Design a scavenger hunt for friends.
  • Hike a rail trail and check out the plants budding out of the ground.
  • Ride a trail on a ATV.
  • Watch the sunrise.
  • Watch the sunset.
  • Attend a baseball game.
  • Go for a picnic at a local park.
  • Check out camping opportunities.
  • Bike five miles.
  • Camp in your backyard.
  • Take your dog/pet for a mile-long walk.
  • Visit a historical site.

Make Something

Whether you're experimenting with a new recipe or creating a new craft, making something new will give your teen a sense of satisfaction. Here are some things you can make together this spring:

  • Try out some new smoothie recipes.
  • Invent a new snack mix.
  • Make a friendship bracelet and send it to your friend.
  • Invent something.
  • Make a music video.
  • Make a spring journal.
  • Create a reading wish list in your journal.
  • Make a website.
  • Tie dye a t-shirt.
  • Make earrings.
  • Create a sidewalk mural with chalk, use a spring theme.

Teach Your Teen Something New

Spring is a wonderful time to assess your teen's skills and consider what new responsibilities or tasks your teen may be ready to learn. Here are some things to consider teaching your teen:

  • Start a checking account.
  • Establish a budget.
  • Teach your teen to cook a new recipe each week. 
  • Take a class with your teen, like yoga or photography. 

Grow Something

Spring is the perfect time to start growing plants. Here are some activities that you can do with your teen:

  • Plant a flower garden on your window sill.
  • Plant a vegetable garden.
  • Take pictures of your garden seeds and take a picture every day of the same spot until the plant is fully grown.

Do Something Good

It's also a great time to do something kind for other people. Here are some kind deeds your teen can do during spring:

  • Write a thank you note to someone who has helped you.
  • Offer free babysitting for one night to someone who could use the break.
  • Volunteer in a community effort for your local food pantry.
  • Spring clean the house and hold a yard sale.
  • Help plan a spring dance or prom.
  • Perform random acts of kindness every day for a month.

Just For Fun

Look for fun ways to help your teen relieve stress. Get her mind off the busy school year and participate in activities that will strengthen your relationship. Check out these fun activities to do with your teen:

  • Have an overnight or all day Saturday movie marathon.
  • Get a new hairdo.
  • Join a book club.
  • Get your community's events list for the spring and attend an event.

Think Ahead

Encourage your teen to start looking toward the future. Here are some activities that can help him imagine his life after high school:

  • Visit a college.
  • Job shadow someone during spring break.
  • Create a list of jobs that sound interesting.
  • Interview people about their careers to learn more about what they do, what they like about their work, and what they don't like.