Activities for teens during lock down.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
Activities for teens during lock down
So it’s another 3 weeks at least.
There’s lots of ideas & tips for keeping young kids busy but what about teenagers ?
Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
- Join in with @noel_fielding’s art challenge on Instagram or Twitter. He sets a theme and kids produce art based on that theme.
- Download some animation and movie apps. Set a challenge of writing a short film. This could be based on a book or story they like. Write the script, storyboard the scenes, shoot and edit. Then host a ‘Premier’ for the family to watch one evening
- Learn some circus skills such as juggling
- Watch ‘Art Ninja’ on BBC iPlayer for loads of creative and making ideas.
- Go through old photos and sort them into a book for printing via an app
- Film nights. Choose films from the year they were born!
- Watch old Disney favourites from when they were little.
- Subscribe to Audible. This is another one that could benefit the whole family
- Give your teen some responsibility of being in charge of cooking some of the evening meals
- Host your own family Bake Off challenge
- Make your own family ‘Desert Island Discs’ list & what they remind you of. It’ll pass an hour or two while you choose & listen to them on Spotify 😂
- Compile a playlist of songs from the year they were born
- Each family member writes 5 artists/bands they love onto a piece of paper. Fold paper up and put into a jar. Each morning, instead of looking at the news, begin your day by taking a paper out of the jar and listen to songs by that artist for the first half an hour of your day. Thanks Maria Evans !
- Teach them to change a fuse, change a light bulb, change a tyre, use an iron or boil an egg
If you need a hand about other topics around teenagers have you seen my ‘The Sue Atkins Guide to Speaking To Your Teenager About Body Image’ ?