Summer! The freedom. Have fun with teenager son or daughter this summer. Learn basic bike maintenance, make campfire cones and enjoy the bonfires by the smokeless fire pit!
Lots of excellent summer fun with teens!
See the other Fun With Teens issues for more ideas!
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Teens are quite the interesting group of people. It’s not always easy to figure out how to have fun with a teenage daughter or son. I’m hoping that there is something here that will pique your child’s interest and you can have a fun moment together.
1. Get the Bike Ready
Well, the weather has been perfect for bike rides quite some time, so perhaps you already have your bikes ready to go.
But in case you don’t, now is the time to do so.
Also, learn to do some quick bike repairs like putting the chains back on or fixing a flat tire.
Here is a free Bike Maintenance Course.
2. Go For a Bike Ride
Find an exciting destination or trail to ride and bring along a picnic lunch or snack. What a fun way to spend a summer day with a teenager!
See other awesome summer bucket list ideas.
3. Learn First Aid and CPR
Summer seems to be the time of year we get little cuts and scrapes. But no worries, you can take care of those with basic first aid skills.
If you desire to have more advanced knowledge, look into CPR classes near you.
4. DIY Fire Pit
Do you like bonfires?
Does the smoke seem to follow you around no matter where you sit? It certainly seems to go wherever I find a seat.
What is the solution?
A smokeless fire pit!
This tutorial shows you how to build a smokeless fire pit! I so want this for my backyard! I think this will be a summer project for my husband and teens.
5. How to Build Fire
Once you have your fire pit done, it’s good to know how to build a fire, so you can enjoy those summer nights by the bonfire.
This tutorial explains three different ways to build a fire.
6. Make S’mores In Cones
What is a campfire without s’mores?
Try something different this time and make campfire cones. S’mores in a cone! I’d probably add some raspberries into mine.
7. DIY Sugar Scrub
Walking barefoot in the summer can be rough on the feet. Keep the feet soft and happy with a DIY sugar scrub.
You’ve got many options to choose from.
Peppermint sugar scrub from Our Oily House is a refreshing choice.
8. Funny Meme Captions
How about looking through old pictures and turning them into memes. Spend a summer evening exchanging stories and coming up with fun captions.
You all will roll on the floor laughing.
9. Talk and Riddle
- How would you change the world if you could?
- Do you think it’s ever okay to lie? If yes, what kind of situations?
- If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- What do you say when you lose a Wii game?
- What starts with a P, ends with an E, and has thousands of letters?
- What do you give a sick lemon?
The answers to the riddles:
- I want a wii-match.
- Post Office
10. Host a Luau
Luaus are the best. Relaxing, tropical fun that puts everyone in the Aloha mood.
Take a look at these luau ideas:
- learn to dance hula
- prepare easy, delicious luau food
- find cute luau outfit ideas
- get fabulous luau party game ideas
- find out which side you should put the flower hairclip if you are single
Even if you aren’t into hosting a big luau party, you could have a luau fun day for the family.
11. Celebrate the Midsummer
Do the Scandinavian thing and celebrate the midsummer.
Find out about the history behind this holiday and look into some of the interesting and little weird traditions.
I grew up in Finland where the summer days were long and the “nightless night” was celebrated in late June. (Midsummer is sometime around the 20th of June.)
12. Play Games
Have fun with your teenager by playing games!
1. Tiki Toss Hook
Besides all the fun luau games like a tacky tourist, also play tiki toss hook. Simple game you can play while chatting with your teen and friends.
Badminton just got super easy! Set up this badminton net without the hassle of stakes, poles, or cords.
Playing badminton is a great way to spend time together and get some exercise as well.
3. Bottle Bash
This fantastic disc toss game called Bottle Bash provides hours of summer fun for teens.
Play it as a family or host a neighborhood game night.
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