As the mother of 4 teens, I know this isn’t easy or fun for teens right now at all. To be it lightly, it really sucks for them. I’m constantly trying to think of things to do during quarantine for teens because it can’t just be about video games (although it has been a saving grace for socialization).
Things to Do During Quarantine for Teens
Last spring when the quarantine began I let my 4 teenage sons basically play video games all they wanted to. Here 51 things to do during quarantine for teens. I tried to come up with a variety of things that would work for different kids. There’s definitely not a one size fits all. Everyone has different wants and needs.
When it comes to trying to think of things to do during quarantine for teens it needs to be at home or at least somewhere were you can be outside, away from people. I think my teens are thinking they will be chained to the couch right now and that’s not the case!
There are a bunch of things to do during quarantine for teens that will keep everyone happy, busy and moving. You want to make sure your teens are having a good time. It’s more than just the physical health right now, it’s the mental and emotional health, too.
When we’re thinking of things to do with teens or activities for teens to do, it’s important to always have a list in mind. The last thing you want is to have to stop and think about things to do. You lose their attention too quickly. Take it from me with 4 teens, I like to capture their attention immediately!
With quarantine, I like to have a solid go-to list of everything that can be done. It’s important to have it all laid out in a list like fashion so they can breeze through and start picking out things that they would prefer to do. This way it’s just easy when your thinking of things to do during quarantine for teens.
|Binge on a TV Show|
|Paint a Room in the House|
|Have them Build Something for You|
|Have them Clean their Room or an Area in the House|
|Have them Do a Puzzle|
|Have them Play a Game|
|Have them Create a TikTok|
|Have them Plan a Picnic|
|Have them Go on a Walk (around your neighborhood)|
|Have them Ride Bikes (around your neighborhood)|
|Have them Plan a Fancy Dinner at Home|
|Have them Create Brinner (breakfast for dinner)|
|Have them Plant a Garden|
|Have them Plan a Future Vacation|
|Have them Play Video Games (perhaps the BEST)|
|Have them Do Laundry For You|
|Have them Lift Weights|
|Have them Do Yoga|
|Have them Try to Meditate|
|Have them Read Books|
|Have them call someone in your family|
|Have them Play Music (Learn an Instrument)|
|Have a Host a Dance Party (Virtual)|
|Have them Watch a LIVE Band on the Internet|
|Have them Try Dance Lessons on the Internet|
|Try to Learn a New Language on the Internet|
|Go to the zoo together|
|Have them Play Basketball Outside|
|Have them Write A Letter to Someone|
|Have them Organize Something in Your House|
|Have them Create a Vision Board|
|Have them Watch a Sunset|
|Have them Watch a Sunrise|
|Have them Start a Scrapbook of this Time|
|Have them Create a Special Lunch for the Family|
|Have them Host a Virtual Family Get-Together|
|Have them Host a Virtual Dinner Party|
|Have them Make Breakfast|
|Walk on the beach|
|Have them Go On a Virtual Field Trip|
|Have them Train for a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, etc|
|Have them Watch and “Old Movie” from Your Time|
|Have them Learn Something from YOU|
|Have them Camp in the Backyard|
|Have them Set up an Obstacle Course Outside|
|Have them Build a Fort in the Living Room|
|Have them Clean your Car|
|Have them Do Some Fun Craft Projects|
|Have them Stay in their Pajamas all Day|
|Have them Work on a Family Tree|
|Have them Decorate the House|
I love to share as much information as I can about parenting teens because I’m in the thick of it right now and I think it’s important to share what we know and what we go through as parents.
- I’ve always written about 101 things to do with teens (when we’re not under quarantine!), too!
- If you’ve got some tweens at home, here are 50 Things To Do with Tweens, too.
I’d love for you to follow me on Instagram, too. I share over there a ton of things that we do together as a family. I just know that right now if you have teens, there’s a lot of us parents struggling to keep them busy. Love sharing different ideas and things to do during quarantine for teens.