50 things to do with a bored teenager at home...

Looking for an idea to get your child away from their Xbox?

Is your child needing a task that isn't scrolling Tik Tok?

Then look no further. Below are 50 ideas that your child can do in the current home life we are all finding ourselves in. Try a few for yourself too!

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  1. Bake something new from a cookbook. 

  2. Find something in your room that you enjoyed when you were younger and try it again, just for fun.

  3. Figure out what’s a mile or less from your home, and walk to one interesting place.

  4. Play a board game.

  5. Colour, draw, or paint.

  6. Call a grandparent (you’ll make their day).

  7. Do a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, or word search.

  8. Write in a diary.

  9. Write a story based on your favourite book or movie.

  10. Do origami.

  11. Have a back garden water fight.

  12. Try to figure out how to fix something broken in your home.

  13. Read. Find a book in your house you’ve never read before.

  14. Cuddle with or play with a pet. Teach them a new trick.

  15. Play with siblings.

  16. Go for some exercise (refer to Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance)

  17. Go to the park (refer to Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance)

  18. Start or tend a garden.

  19. Nap.

  20. Create a scavenger hunt

  21. Do a jigsaw puzzle.

  22. Ask if there are extra chores you can do for pocket money.

  23. Knit, crochet, or rainbow loom.

  24. Practice or learn an instrument.

  25. Try to identify the birds in your local area.

  26. See if you can set a record at something.

  27. Plan one dinner you’d like to try making, then make it.

  28. Paint a room.

  29. Do the food shop. (refer to Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance)

  30. Make a bucket list.

  31. Go through your drawers and make a pile of clothes that you want to donate.

  32. Build houses with playing cards.

  33. Teach yourself a new card game.

  34. Teach yourself to whistle using your fingers.

  35. Clean your room.

  36. Get a book out about trees and learn to Identify them.

  37. Go for a hike (refer to Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidance)

  38. Practice a new skill (e.g. Football skills).

  39. Learn how to juggle.

  40. Design a family crest.

  41. Look through family photo albums.

  42. Make a photo collage for your room.

  43. Make homemade ice cream.

  44. Learn to write your name in calligraphy.

  45. Make a friendship bracelet.

  46. Become an expert in some obscure trivia.

  47. Ask your grandparents about their childhood.

  48. Ask your parents about their first date.

  49. Dream about where you’d like to be in 5, 10, or even 20 years.

  50. Do an extra chore and surprise your parents.

Mother and Daughter Baking
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Family Photo Album