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Over 101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers

Over 101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers is a paid collaboration with Goodfella’s Romano Pizza. As my boys are getting older I am finding that keeping them entertained over the summer is getting more expensive and it appears that I am not alone in finding it pricey,  A study by Goodfella’s Pizza discovered that during the six weeks summer holiday parents spend an average of £127 a child to stop their offspring becoming bored.  “I’m Bored” is one of the phrases that I have banned here, in fact over the years I have used it to my advantage with our Bored Jars.  So I have partnered up with Goodfellas and their Romano Pizza to share with you over 101 ideas for summer activities for teenagers perfect for a bored jar.

101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers

101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers

101 Activities for Teenagers Perfect for Summer

As with all our bored jars, there is a sting in the tail for teens if they need to use it and utter the dreaded words “I am bored”, they risk picking out a chore which they have to do before picking out another activity.  The majority of the activities are low cost or even no cost.  Over the years the boys have got used to keeping themselves occupied on a small budget which means that I spend much less than the average person according to the Goodfella Pizza research.  It also means that I can splash out on a summer trip to the water park or even a theme park for all the family.

Over 101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers

  1. Read a book
  2. Arrange a Clothes Swapping Event with Friends
  3. Take the dog for a walk
  4. Bake cookies
  5. Dry Ice Science
  6. Go on a Bike Ride
  7. Go to the Beach
  8. Make a Stop Motion Video
  9. Go swimming
  10. Let’s cook – make pizza
  11. Put on a DVD
  12. Let’s cook – Make popcorn
  13. Call on a friend
  14. Get the paints and pencils out
  15. Board game
  16. Go to the library
  17. Go to a park
  18. Find five things to give to charity from your bedroom
  19. Do the Laundry
  20. Water the plants
  21. Borrow the camera
  22. Make a coke/mentos rocket
  23. Make slime
  24. Plan, shop and make Dinner
  25. Have a sleepover in the garden
  26. Make Mocktails
  27. Make ice cream
  28. Go for a walk
  29. Clean your bedroom
  30. Vacuum the stairs
  31. Sweep the ground floor
  32. Have a makeover with your friends
  33. Take a babysitter course  and start babysitting
  34. Have a pamper/spa session
  35. Research your family tree
  36. Write 5 things you love about each member of your family
  37. Draw a comic
  38. Wash the car
  39. Empty the dishwasher
  40. Make Jelly/Jello
  41. Go to a Museum
  42. Rearrange your bedroom
  43. Have a water fight
  44. Make a volcano
  45. Do some Gardening
  46. Go to a Theme Park
  47. Go and See your grandparents
  48. Make Coke Floats
  49. Make pancakes
  50. Personalise your clothes
  51. Make something off Pinterest
  52. Facetime a friend
  53. Go to a Pick your own farm
  54. Play board Games virtually with a friend
  55. Do some Yoga
  56. Have a Movie Night
  57. Go to the Gym
  58. Make homemade Jam/curd
  59. Make greetings cards
  60. Learn Something New
  61. Make Jewellery
  62. Go Geocaching
  63. Go to the Skate Park or Ice Ring
  64. Sort your wardrobe
  65. Make cupcakes
  66. Create a band
  67. Start your own Youtube channel
  68. Water the garden
  69. Groom the dog
  70. Play a card game
  71. Pick an activity to do with a parent
  72. Ask a friend to come round
  73. Mow the lawn
  74. Try 5 new foods
  75. Go on a bike ride
  76. Go fishing
  77. Design your own website
  78. Create a playlist
  79. Play sport with friends
  80. Watch a box set
  81. Learn a new craft
  82. Take a sewing lesson
  83. Buy an item from a charity shop and sell it on ebay for profit
  84. Buy a new magazine and read it
  85. Plan and arrange a BBQ
  86. Offer to babysit
  87. Go trampolining
  88. Go to a concert
  89. Go on a bat walk
  90. Make and fly a kite
  91. Have a Nerf fight
  92. Create some street art
  93. Visit a water park
  94. Go on a picnic
  95. Create a scrap book or Smash Book
  96. Write a play, story or poem
  97. Make a time capsule
  98. Make smoothies
  99. Write a song
  100. Start your own business
  101. Learn a new sport
  102. Listen to an audiobook
  103. Perform 5 random acts of kindness
  104. Stargaze and spot the constellations
  105. Go bowling
  106. Try embroidery
  107. Make an ice cream cake
  108. Watch scary movies with friends
  109. Arrange a sleepover

I would love to add any more summer activities for teenagers you can think of, Leave me a comment and I will add it to the list.

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101 Ideas for Summer Activities for Teenagers

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Goodfella’s Romano Pizza Review

Another way that I save money over the summer is by encouraging the boys to cook meals and making family meals at home a regular thing.  It saves us lots of money on eating out.  We are big fans of pizza and movie nights (even more so now we have a projector) and the boys are something of pizza experts.   The Romano Pizza range is a premium (and tasty) range of premium frozen pizza with a stonebaked base and fab toppings which cost around £2.50 and if you consider that the report said that parents spend around £609 on meals out, then you can make a huge saving by just being prepared and having some pizza in the freezer.

Mini likes his pizza classic and simple and he loved the four cheese and basil pesto pizza.  I think that simple pizzas are often the hardest to get right and this one was a big hit.  There was too much cheese and the cherry tomato didn’t make the topping too moist which can sometimes be Mini’s issue. The other vegetarian option, chargrilled vegetable and pesto pizza was delicious and full of taste too.

We really enjoyed all the pizzas (yes we ate them al fresco thanks to the fab weather recently) but had a few that real favourites.  MadDad really enjoyed the chicken, roquito pepper and red onion. This pizza had all of his favourite topping on and was really tasty without being too fancy and overpowering.

My favourite was the Calabrese salami and spicy ‘nduja sausage, topped with a chilli and black pepper flake pizza, it was tasty with a bit of a kick but not overtopped which I find a lot of pizza’s to be. Whereas Maxi’s favourite was the pepperoni and chorizo.  

Find out more about the Goodfella’s Pizza Romano range here.

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