When your middle school and high school kids are bored, check out this list of the best 55 Boredom Busters for Teens! From life skills to easy crafts, this teen activities list will keep them busy for the next few weeks while we navigate our new reality.

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55 Bordom Busters for Teens

With the latest news and school closings, we’re staying at home and doing our part with social distancing. Being stuck in at home all day is NOT fun!

I’ve got lots of crafts, recipes and free printables for teens to try, but for a more detailed list of things to do check out these 55 Boredom Busters for Teens! 

What should a teenager do when bored?

There are only so many movies you can watch right? With two teenagers at home now, I needed to make a list of things they could do to keep them busy for a while.

I’m happy to share my boredom buster list for teens with you today. I hope it helps you with some good resources. 

55 Boredom Busters for Teens


Simple and fun things Teenagers can do today!

Audible Gift for Teens - Boredom Busters for Teens


Boredom Busters for Teens - Explore the World



Most teens probably already have their favorite apps or workouts on Youtube. Here are some fun ones to checkout:


Get Organized For Summer

Get organized by cleaning out closets, bathrooms and more. 

Boredom Busters for Teens - Organizing Ideas


Research Colleges and Careers


Learn Real Life Skills From Home

These life skills might be the most important things you can learn about when you’re bored! Get ready for real life with these ideas.

Boredom Busters for Teens - Learn to Bake


Learn to Cook and Bake 

Learn about Kitchen Measurements – Someday you’ll be glad you did.

Here are some of my most simple recipes for teens to try:

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More Good Life Skills to Know

Learn How to do Laundry

Find out what happens when need to move out from home:

Learn tips for how to make and save money!

Learn New Communication Skills

Dan O’Connor is a Tactical Communication Skills Expert and has some amazing YouTube training videos! Here are a few of my favorites:

Work on yourself with these video tips:


Talk to Someone

Talkspace for teens is a great way for them to virtually talk things through with a therapist. Teens can chat via text with a matching therapist based on their needs. 


Keep Learning with Educational Lessons From Home

  • Learn about History by watching Netflix! Find the 30 best Netflix history documentaries streaming now – click here to see them all.
  • Watch the Bill Nye the Science Guy series! 
  • Explore the world of Art History. Smarthistory is the most-visited art history resource in the world & official provider of art history for Khan Academy.
  • Keep up with math skills with online lessons from Khan Academy.
  • Learn more about technology and how to solve important world problems. Check out The Knowledge Society (TKS)


Boredom Busters for Teens - Learn to Paint

Learn Skills that Could Get You Future Work

Learn How to Paint a Door

Learn How to Sew with these easy online classes.

Learn to write like a pro!

I know many bloggers who would love to hire someone to write for them! A professional copywriter is always in demand.

  • I love this course by a pro copywriter and Cambridge University writing teacher.
  • Learn how to write for the internet with comedian Matt Bellassai. His Going Viral course looks like a lot of fun!

Take a Python Coding Bootcamp

Learn Python like a Professional! Start from the basics and go all the way to creating your own applications and games with this popular class that is less than $15 now.

Learn How to Paint or Draw



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Originally published on March 17, 2020. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto

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  1. Amazing list! I feel like I should make one too, we have gotten pretty creative over here when we aren’t playing Animal Crossing. ha!

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