100+ Things for Teens to Do This Summer

Updated on June 25, 2018
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Thys hasn't tried every single idea on this list, but hopes to before the summer is over!

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Summer has arrived, school is out, and the sun's hot and shining. You're a teenager and you've got tons of spare time, but you just don't know what to do with it. Summer can be a fun time, but it get boring when you run out of ideas.

Here are 100 things for teens to do over summer break. These ideas are fun, for indoors and out, mostly cheap, and will help you get the most out of summer. These ideas are in no particular order and include a variety of activities whatever the weather. They're not just for teens either. Parents, younger children, and the anyone young-at-heart who is looking for some summer fun can enjoy this list.

Have fun and stay safe!

Top 20 Most Fun Summer Activities for Bored Teenagers

  1. Watch a classic old movie (like Sunset Boulevard or Rebel Without a Cause).
  2. Go to a thrift store or garage sale and find something oddly fabulous for your wardrobe or room.
  3. Stargaze from on the roof, or pull your mattress out into the yard.
  4. Invent a new type of sandwich (peanut butter and salami?).
  5. Make a zine and put copies in all your friends' mailboxes.
  6. Learn to cook something complicated, like macaroons or baked Alaska.
  7. Have a yard sale and sell your junk. ($$$!)
  8. Make a new playlist of the best tunes for your summertime soundtrack.
  9. Teach yourself some new dance moves (learn to moonwalk and pirouette).
  10. Take up the ukulele (or some other instrument).
  11. Do something kind for someone—a neighbor, a family member, or a complete stranger.
  12. Get arty and draw, paint, or collage a portrait.
  13. Act like a tourist and visit the top attractions in your town.
  14. Climb a tree.
  15. Write and produce a film or play with your friends.
  16. Have a scream-a-thon (have a sleepover with friends and watch scary movies!).
  17. Re-create a childhood photo (you're a lot bigger now).
  18. Go on a photo safari.
  19. Clean your room (just kidding!).
  20. Make your own list of things to do when you're bored (with better ideas!).

Act like a tourist and visit all the top attractions in your town.
Act like a tourist and visit all the top attractions in your town. | Source

Things for Teens to Do Outside During Summer

  1. Try out a new sport (frisbee golf, bocce ball, kanjam).
  2. Make and fly a kite.
  3. Play crazy golf.
  4. Relax in a hammock.
  5. Plant some vegetable seeds.
  6. Jump in the pool with your clothes on.
  7. Swim at your local public pool.
  8. Camp out in the garden.
  9. Go roller-blading.
  10. Have a picnic in the park.
  11. Go fishing.
  12. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  13. Construct a tire swing.
  14. Have a day at the beach (build sandcastles, paddle, beachcomb etc.).
  15. Run through sprinklers!
  16. Have a picnic or a BBQ.
  17. Bury a time capsule to dig up in five years.
  18. Organise a tug-of-war.
  19. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows or make s'mores.
  20. Build an obstacle course.

Go on a photo safari! Experiment with a polaroid or film camera.
Go on a photo safari! Experiment with a polaroid or film camera. | Source

Fun Indoor Activities for Teenagers

  1. Move the furniture around in your room to give it a fresh, new look.
  2. Re-do your room with craft projects.
  3. Handwrite letters to friends and family.
  4. Make a collage for your wall.
  5. Experiment with origami.
  6. Go to a museum.
  7. Learn a new language.
  8. Start a journal.
  9. Do a 1,000 piece puzzle.
  10. Read a newspaper front to back.
  11. Make your own popsicles.
  12. Give your pet a bath.
  13. Start a blog (on Tumblr, Blogger, or Wordpress).
  14. Play a complete game of Monopoly.
  15. Make a vlog on YouTube.
  16. Buy some exotic fruit from the store and make a fruit salad.
  17. Cook a homemade pizza.
  18. Make a root beer float.
  19. Buy several flavours of ice-cream and have an ice-cream feast!
  20. Paint a mural on one of your bedroom walls.
  21. Build a fortress out of cardboard boxes (you're not too old for that).
  22. Go bowling.
  23. Try a new food you've never tasted before.
  24. Learn a magic trick and perform it for your friends.
  25. Make non-alcoholic cocktails!

Inexpensive Things for Teenagers to Do

  1. Watch the sun set (or rise!).
  2. Play card games: poker, spit, or solitaire. If you don't know how, it's time to learn!
  3. Organize a neighborhood cleanup.
  4. Volunteer at a charity, soup kitchen, shelter, or nursing home.
  5. Go to the library and take out some books you wouldn't usually read.
  6. Clean out your drawers and donate your unwanted items to a thrift store.
  7. Write letters (not emails, but actual pen-and-ink notes!).
  8. Sunbathe. But remember to use sunblock!
  9. Grab a map and go for a long walk to a place that you've never been.
  10. Move furniture around in your room to give it a fresh, new look.
  11. Teach yourself to do a handstand.
  12. Make a dance routine to your favourite song.
  13. Practice voice impersonations.

Have a book-reading marathon! Or read every book your favorite author has written.
Have a book-reading marathon! Or read every book your favorite author has written. | Source

Things for Teenagers to Do With Friends

  1. Have a water balloon fight.
  2. Hold a mini Olympics with your friends.
  3. Go on a long bike ride.
  4. Have a garden party. Ask friends to bring different foods!
  5. Host a craft, beauty, dinner party, movie night with friends.
  6. Play rounders with your family or friends at the local park or sports-field.
  7. Have a clothes swap: Have all your friends bring items they no longer want and trade with each other.
  8. Hold a group yard sale or car wash.
  9. Make your own face scrub or other beauty product using ingredients from the kitchen or garden.
  10. Make your own slip-n-slide with plastic garbage bags.
  11. Have a big game of capture-the-flag.

Things a Teenager Can Do Alone

  1. Apply for a summer job.
  2. Read a book in the sun.
  3. Learn a few words or phrases in a foreign language.
  4. Get a high score on your favorite game.
  5. Buy a load of old magazines from a bookstore or charity shop and read them.
  6. Take some interesting photographs of your neighbourhood.
  7. Fly a kite.
  8. Listen to some new music.
  9. Start a scrapbook or journal.
  10. Learn a new instrument.
  11. Write a song, poem, or short story.
  12. Decorate a pinboard with postcards, pictures, and notes and hang it in your room.
  13. Write an online article like this one!
  14. Spend some time experimenting and overhauling your closet: mend, toss, alter, layer, hem, mix-n-match.
  15. Research your family tree.
  16. Paint a T-shirt with acrylic paints.
  17. Bake a three-tier cake.
  18. Give yourself a makeover—cut your hair short, try a new hairdo, or do crazy nails.

  19. Make some handmade soap.
  20. E-mail or phone a friend you haven't spoken to in a while.
  21. Buy some posters and put them up in your room.
  22. Spend a day without watching T.V or going on the computer.
  23. Bake some home-made bread.
  24. Go to a movie alone (it's not so bad!).
  25. Send a message in a bottle.
  26. Prank call a friend.
  27. Make a keepsake box of memories from this summer, fill it with photos, messages, postcards from places you've been, and wrap it in pretty paper. Keep it for years to come to remind you of your awesome summer!

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      Kaughy74 

      2 days ago

      I am a teen and all of my summer breaks were the same so far so i thought of looking for some ideas and these are very good ( I am 17)

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      Roblox Fan #2 

      2 weeks ago

      I also like roblox, but spending a day without electronics would be interesting, please friend me on roblox, Flamingo_Bird123

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      cupcakes 

      3 weeks ago

      This was very useful for making a summer bucket list thank you!

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      roblox fan 

      3 weeks ago

      how about we just play roblox oh and this is an invitation for you guys o join me on viking simulator on roblox my name is bossravie7 oh and my password is 1234567890 (just kidding)

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      Sophia 

      3 weeks ago

      Very fun things!

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      theater kid 

      3 weeks ago

      "read a book in the sun"

      in other words, bake broil and burn in the 100 degree heat of texas summer

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      tylermosesyt on instagram 

      4 weeks ago

      these are somewhat helpful being a 14 year old male during quarantine #quarantine-life

      i had to have my birthday during quarintine

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      breje 

      5 weeks ago

      i just did my work

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      meep 

      5 weeks ago

      sup dawgs

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      dqueen72420 

      7 weeks ago

      i just smoke w my friends ..

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      bandito 

      7 weeks ago

      this is one of the only lists i've found with actually good ideas

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      A person u will never know 

      7 weeks ago

      When ur not even a teen yet-

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      flawlessk30 

      2 months ago

      ^^add me on snap

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      joe mama 

      2 months ago

      i thinks its good.

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      Yolanda 

      2 months ago

      We love to take cool pictures on the beach you should try searching some that you like

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      Somebody that’s not 40 

      2 months ago

      What teenagers would enjoy most of this there were so few things I would be able to get my friends to do or would care enough to do it.

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      Nora bentley 

      3 months ago

      Mabe you can read in a hammock✌

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      Sophia Pergola 

      3 months ago

      I love these ideas

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      juan 

      3 months ago

      these things are helpful

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      Official Princessssss 

      3 months ago

      im still eleven but these things are helpful

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      Daniel Dossantos 

      3 months ago

      I am still in middle school and my principal told us that we have to do this i am so confused

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      4806013315 name:shahd saleh 

      3 months ago

      I learn many thinks and I will do some of them thank you for tell my that thinks

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      abdel karim 

      3 months ago

      that was cool

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      Lord Chunkyness 

      3 months ago

      this was useful and helpful.

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      4806013315 name :shahd saleh 

      3 months ago

      for my It's cool if the people do that thinks and I do many of them like sit with the family and do chaling with the family so yes everyone can do that thinks It's fun

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      abdel karim 

      3 months ago

      it is so nice if you want to do something in the summer you just take this think and do it.

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      abdel karim 

      3 months ago

      i gon be do so much think with my friend and my family and so much think is so funny thank you because you give me so idea.

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      Siofradh 

      3 months ago

      Wow, very impressed and will do most of these

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      Ahlayna 

      3 months ago

      i definitely gong to do something like this

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      Lord Voldemort 

      4 months ago

      These ideas were great I used to do them when I was in the orphanage

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      Heyyyyyy 

      4 months ago

      This is very helpful!They all sound so fun and will get me active this Summer instead of going on TikTok.

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      Ciara Anne 

      5 months ago

      Coming from a teen, this was full of great ideas! Keep up the good work!

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      ice cream dragon 

      8 months ago

      the ideas are good... well they seem so anyhoo. not that i've tried them or anything. wish that they were based more on teens tho

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      user5493559463 

      10 months ago

      I wish they were more based on teens...…. but its ok I guess

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      Umaiza 

      10 months ago

      There could be better ideas but after all these were helpful.

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      cj 

      11 months ago

      thank you

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      Sarah 

      11 months ago

      omg thanks for the great things to do I will have to do some before summer ends hope everyone else's summer is going good :)

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      Kareema 

      11 months ago

      Nice ideas

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      gussie 

      11 months ago

      my fav one is "buy fruit"

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      Amelia 

      11 months ago

      This was really good and helpful lots of fun thanks. xx

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      just being honest! 

      11 months ago

      Some ideas were very helpful! hey sometimes even led up to bigger ideas. This was more of a tween blog, but still helpful! have a great day.:)

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      14 year old 

      11 months ago

      I found NOTHING

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      Memes 

      11 months ago

      Well I have no friends no games and my neighborhood is so boring hmmm

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      girltryingtomakelifeuseful 

      12 months ago

      yawn, any other ideas?

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      What the heck 

      12 months ago

      How can i flit a kite at summer and i dont have friends thay all live not next to me.

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      Ehhs 

      12 months ago

      Decent

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      Tilly 

      12 months ago

      its alright,, not the best website i've seen but its alright

      i wish that it had more points aimed towards teens

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      Chucky 

      12 months ago

      Bro who the frick even has a garden. You're either old or a vegan which are both awful. :)

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      ish 

      12 months ago

      I wish this was more appealing... more fit for a teen, but I guess it's ok... some ideas are good...

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      no 

      12 months ago

      :) thx for the help! XD

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      teen1 

      12 months ago

      this is great ig guess but these are the usual things a normal person wold do so

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      Janice mccummlejerner 

      12 months ago

      Helloooo,

      This was very helpful .. BUT l have 0 friends 0 family members near me 0 money and 0 fun stuff around...

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      connie con-con the conquerer 

      12 months ago

      hello all,

      Unfortunately living on a pig farm results in smelling like a pig which is very unusual. This results in me having no friends and having to finger my cat, so I can't do any of this stuff! It is also quite hard for pigs to do things like this, I would love for any suggestions on things to do with my gorgeous darling piggy winkles. thank you.

      Yours sincerely connie con-con the conquer the first

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      poopoo doodoo head 

      12 months ago

      i wish i had friends, and money, and a neighbour hood without everybody being old....

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      whatever 

      12 months ago

      teennnnn is right. for those who have money to burn and actual friends, this is a great idea. for people who are actually bored this is useless

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      teennnnn 

      13 months ago

      this article would really fun to do if I had friends or had some money to spare

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      POLICE'S KID 

      13 months ago

      THIS WAS SUPER FUN, AND ON TOP OF THAT, I MADE NEW FRIENDS IN THE PROCESS. I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS TO OTHER PEOPLE.

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      I'm a teen 

      13 months ago

      These would be fun if I actually had friends to do this with. :(

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      Shilow Star 

      13 months ago

      Uhh Who ever goes by the username 'teenager' Uhh this stuff is actually really fun if you do it with friends~ Anything is fun with friends~

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      teenager 

      13 months ago

      bruh this is boring

      roasted

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      An actual teen 

      13 months ago

      The problem is that none of these appeal to a teen.

      Id reccomend asking teens for activities that teens like to do. A random 40 year old does not know what a 14 year old likes.

      None of these stand out for teens. It is really just 100 things listed.

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      Teen 

      13 months ago

      Thanks some of these are pretty cool

      Helped because I am SOOOO BORED

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      Tristan 

      13 months ago

      This would be a good a idea for teen's.

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      alexis 

      13 months ago

      dis helped a lot tanks

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      13 yr old 

      13 months ago

      I actually found a lot of things to do on here plus things I’ve made up

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      Teen like all the others 

      13 months ago

      Most teenagers would do this stuff but are scared cause of some friends, so I glad you did this!

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      Journalist for School 

      13 months ago

      I am going to write an article about these....hopefully kids will take it into consideration instead of playing video games 24/7! love these ideas!!!!!

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      tween 

      13 months ago

      i like it but wish there were more

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      a moody teen like the rest 

      13 months ago

      love it!!!

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      Heidi 

      13 months ago

      I love your reminders i chose 25or more thing to do can you please make more things to do for this summer please oh oh oh oh oh oh

      Please

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      your mom 

      13 months ago

      I'm bored so I looked at this... Honestly I'm still bored but it helped XD

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      Candy Haron 

      13 months ago

      Bord out of meh mind

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      Vic 

      14 months ago

      Great ideas

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      name 

      14 months ago

      these are awesome ideas

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      Becca 

      15 months ago

      Great Ideas!

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      anonymous 

      15 months ago

      these are really cute ideas !

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      Emily 

      15 months ago

      I'm doing two summer camps this year and there's a HUGE gap in between, thanks for giving me some ideas to fill my time!

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      kennedy 

      15 months ago

      these are such good ideas that I'm so doing with friends over the summer!!!!

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      No one 

      17 months ago

      99% of these people on here are parents that told there kids to find something to do other than video games

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      Cecelia 

      18 months ago

      I got a few from this page but it was good because I can never find anything good to do.

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      Tonya 

      20 months ago

      Run a scout troop learnt safty and show 6 diffrent guns was awsom

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      Ian 

      22 months ago

      Wow! I loved so much, I'm so upset I only have 2 more weeks until work starts. I wish I could do it all!

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      Ruby 

      23 months ago

      Didn’t find anything

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      Jamie 

      23 months ago

      I don't understand why any teenager would ever want to do any of these things like who has a water balloon fight at the age of 14.

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      Mary 

      23 months ago

      We can not go out very easy so we can not do some ideas

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      anomwus 

      23 months ago

      this is good stuff

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      your best dream and worst nightmare 

      23 months ago

      All of these are white

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      Marc 

      23 months ago

      Most of these I can’t do in my area

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      Maria 

      24 months ago

      I don’t have friends

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      Sophie 

      24 months ago

      The ideas are so so some are good but I couldn’t find anything that made me really want to go outside and do it. But I got some ideas for future days.

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      sam 

      24 months ago

      im a teenager who unlike 90% of others don't stay inside all day playing fortnite. i want to go outside and do something. these are awful, we are talking about teenagers not 8 year olds.

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      Siena 

      24 months ago

      Some are good I guess..

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      Amanda 

      24 months ago

      these ideas suck but the comments make up for it

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      Arianna 

      24 months ago

      I can’t even do any of these

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      ben 

      2 years ago

      what if i dint have friends

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      Fuljidah. 

      2 years ago

      This are really great ideas,I am literally gonna try half of this.Thanks man.

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      Lebron James lll 

      2 years ago

      I rather wreck everyone ik in basketball or FaceTime lavar ball. Or actually do something with my life and not have my client review this horrible website

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      Jack 

      2 years ago

      Thanks I will do these

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      Rebecca 

      2 years ago

      Not much help i cant do any of these things

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      isi 

      2 years ago

      thanks so much for the list, I'm totally going to do these with my friends!

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