Most teenagers are more than happy to spend their weekends playing Fortnite or hanging out at the local mall. But this is hardly good for their health or your wallet, so read on for some cheap ways to entertain your kids this weekend.
Dragging a teen away from his/her digital devices is nigh on impossible if you stay at home. Going camping makes it nice and easy because digital devices are useless in the middle of nowhere. Not all kids enjoy camping, but in summer when the weather is warm, it can be a lot of fun. Go back to nature and build campfires. You can roast marshmallows and sausages, drink campfire coffee, and tell spooky ghost stories. If it helps, to make the notion of camping more appealing, invite one of their friends along for the ride.
Go to a Sports Event
Is your teen into sports? If so, check out what games are happening in your town/city. You might be able to pick up some last-minute tickets cheaply if the game isn’t a headliner. And if it is, check out coupon sites for discount deals on ticket vendors. Don’t forget to check out lesser-known sports, too. Cycling, running, and triathlon events are fun to spectate if they pass through a hilly area. Hop on your bicycles and find a good vantage spot where you can watch and offer some encouragement to the athletes as they cycle or run past.
Go for a Bike Ride
If you all enjoy cycling, go for a bike ride in the local area or head out of town and hit a National Park. Put some snacks in a rucksack and fill your bottles up with water. Spending the day outside exploring the area on two wheels is fun. Even teens will enjoy this one!
Test Your Teens’ Puzzle-Solving Skills
Create a scavenger hunt for your teens. All you have to do is come up with some fiendishly difficult clues and hide objects in different locations. Make the scavenger hunt as difficult as you like so it lasts longer. Teenagers will enjoy the challenge, especially if you pit them against their friends in two teams.
If you want to make it even more fun, reward them with a session in a Montgomery escape room. You can choose from different themes, including a haunted house, casino heist, and runaway train. To escape, you must solve the clues in less than 60-minutes. Is your teen up to the challenge?
Creating art is fun. Instead of suggesting your teens draw or paint indoors, challenge them to create a mural outside. Pick a wall, preferably not on the front of your house or in the public domain and let them be creative. Aerosol cans or acrylic paint is the best type of paint to use. Give them free reign to do what they want, as long as it’s not offensive in any way. You can always paint over it later.
If none of these activities appeal and your teens are bored, suggest they volunteer at a local soup kitchen. It might broaden their horizons.
Author: Oliver Curtis
Hi there. I’m Oliver. I’m just a young boy from the outskirts of… Okay, that’s a lie, I’m not a young boy anymore, although I certainly feel that way at heart.