Fun Summer Activities to do with Your Teens (2022)

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy the warm weather with your teens. There are so many fun summer activities you can do with your teens this season, from picnics in the park to hiking up that mountain everyone has been talking about.

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We all know it can be hard to come up with ideas for a good time outside when you’re tired of playing UNO or going on walks around the neighborhood. To help inspire you, we’ve compiled a list of fun summer activities to do with your teens who want something new to do this year!

  • Outdoor activities are a great way to enjoy the summer weather. Try swimming, biking, or even playing sports like tennis, baseball and golf.
  • Music is another fun way to keep busy during the summer months. You can try learning an instrument and performing in public places or just listening to music while spending time with friends and family.
  • For some teens who are artistic types, summer may be the perfect time for them to get creative by taking art classes at local studios or participating in a community arts activity such as painting murals on walls around town.
  • Camping is also a great fun summer activity that many teens enjoy doing during the summertime because it gives them a chance to spend time outdoors while spending time with friends and family members who they don’t usually get to see very often during other seasons of the year (and/or year-round)!

17 fun, exciting activities that teens can do in the summer.

  1. Go to a concert by your favorite band or musician
  2. Attend a movie screening at your local theater
  3. Paintball
  4. Go on a road trip with friends or family members (or both)
  5. Go mini-golfing!
  6. Play an outdoor sport like basketball, football, soccer, baseball/softball, and so on (make sure it’s not too hot out though)
  7. Take up gardening – plant some flowers in your backyard or container garden if you don’t have space outside
  8. Learn a new skill or sport

What’s the best way to learn a new skill?

Well, if you’re a teenager, it’s probably not by having someone teach it to you. It’s by learning how to do it yourself.

And that’s just what teens are doing! Across the country, teenagers are finding out how fun it is to learn something new—to become the expert in something. And then they’re going home and teaching their parents how to do it too!

Learning a new skill can help teens feel more confident in themselves and their abilities. It also helps them develop self-discipline and focus, which will come in handy later on down the road.

9. Re-decorate your room

10. Bowling

11. Fishing

12. Bake

13. Read books from your favorite series

14. Volunteer

Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding experience for teenagers. It teaches them how to be part of a team and how to work together, it helps them build confidence and self-esteem, and it gives them something to talk about at parties!

Volunteering also helps teens learn how to be more effective communicators and leaders, how to work with people with different backgrounds than their own, and how to manage their time effectively.

In addition, volunteering can help teens develop a sense of responsibility while they are still young enough that they might not feel like they need one quite yet.

15. Plan a beach day

16. Have board game night

17. Let your teen decide!

Making decisions is hard.

There’s a lot of pressure on teens to know what to do, especially because they’re still figuring themselves out. But these are the years that you get to explore the world and find what works for you—and this is one of the most important skills you can learn.

Teaching your kids how to make decisions means teaching them how to think through problems and come up with solutions on their own, build confidence in their abilities, and set themselves up for success later on in life.

So, what are you waiting for? Go out and engage in some fun summer activities!