Top 10 Outdoor Activities For Teens

Outdoor Activities For Teens

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Do you wish your teen spent more time outdoors rather than remaining glued to his gadgets and gizmos? Does your teen love outdoor activities but lacks the time to enjoy them? If yes, then this article may help you plan some interesting & fun outdoor activities for teens.

Most of us love to spend time amidst nature pursuing a fun outdoor activity. In not so distant past, children of all ages loved to go out and indulge in games with friends and family. But it was a different era. Virtual games had not pervaded our homes and psyche then. Smartphones were still a figment of the imagination. Outdoor activities, hence, were a popular choice of entertainment and fun for teens. However, all is not lost. Still you can do a lot to encourage your teen to pursue some outdoor activities by making it ‘extra’ fun. Read on to find some cool outdoor activities that will surely appeal to your adolescent.

1. Kite Flying:

It is one outdoor activity that your teen would love to indulge in a

nd even learn. Kite flying can be a fun activity for the whole family. Once your teens know the ins and outs of kite flying, you can even organize family competitions.

2. Bungee Jumping:

Bungee jumping is certainly not for the faint-hearted but your adventurous teen would love to try it once. It is an ideal activity for a weekend trip or holidays. Bonus for your teen would be watching you scream your heart out due to fear.

3. Cycling:

There was a time when teens would love bicycles. Why not revive this fun exercise? You can plan a cycling expedition with your teen every once in a while. Not only is it good for fitness but it is also quite fun.

4. Hiking:

Select a picturesque trail for your hike and your teen is likely to agree to go on the trip with you. Hiking is also a great opportunity for your teen to spend time outdoors and learn to appreciate nature. Offer to take his best friends along on the trip and you just hit the outdoor activity jackpot.

5. Star-Gazing:

You need not restrict your teen’s outdoor activities to daytime. Spend some quality time with your teenager just gazing at the stars, identifying the constellations and catching up with him at the end of the day.

6. River Rafting:

Plan a river rafting or canoeing getaway and your teenagers won’t say no to this trip.

7. Dodge Ball:

A game that involves throwing balls at others and being the smart one by dodging most hits certainly screams ‘TEENAGER.’ Bring it on!

8. Gardening:

A bit mellow by your teenager’s standards, but it is worth a try. If your teen loves greenery, he would love this activity. If you are planning to cultivate a herb garden, enlist his help to finish the project.

9. Frisbee Fun:

Frisbee fun can make your teen’s weekends enjoyable. It is a great activity for family parties or a gathering with friends.

10. Walking:

Encouraging your teen to go for long walks is a subtle way of initiating him into fitness and exercise. It is one outdoor activity worth giving a go with your teenager. How about helping grandma take a turn around the park? How about family walking trips in the garden before an ice cream treat at his favorite parlor? Or maybe he can go for a walk around the neighborhood or on the beach with the pet?

As a parent of a teenager, you are his friend, philosopher, and guide. Hence, you should practice what you preach. Take out time and try out these fun outdoor activities for teenagers to bond with them properly.

Do you plan outdoor activities with your teenagers? Do your teens have a favorite outdoor activity? We would love to hear about them.