50 Fun Spring Activities for Teens

Get your teen active this spring.
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As the weather warms up, there are many fun things for teens to do in the spring. It's a great season 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 teens to do so they don't grow bored and stay glued to their electronics.

Here are 50 fun activities you can do with your teen (or suggest he or she go do on their 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. Get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits.

  • Create an Easter egg hunt for younger kids.
  • Design a scavenger hunt for friends.
  • Go for a hike.
  • 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 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.
  • Make a music video.
  • 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.
  • Make a playlist of your favorite inspirational, get up and go songs.
  • Make a new after school snack.
  • Make a sun catcher.
  • Paint or decorate eggs.
  • Make spring place cards or napkin rings for your family’s table.
  • Make lip gloss.
  • Make a salt scrub for your skin.
  • Start a woodworking project.
  • Start a small family business with little or no startup costs.

Teach New Skills

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.
  • Cook a new recipe each week. 
  • Take a class with your teen, like yoga or photography. 

Grow Together

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 a Good Deed

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

  • 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.

Maximize the Fun

Look for fun ways to help your teens relieve stress. Get their minds off the busy school year and participate in activities that will strengthen your relationships. 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.
  • Start planning your summer bucket list

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.