Sunday, March 29, 2020

20 Responses To I'm Bored From Teens

Oh man, this social distancing thing can be difficult. If you have teens at home, they might announce that they are bored. Yes, there is schooling, but suppose they've finished? Then what?




Here's a list of things they can do if those words are uttered. (Adults as well!)




1. Look up Henry VIII and figure out which of his wives is your favorite

2. Make up a dance (maybe it'll go Tik Tok viral!)

3. Draw something

4. Organize your closet

5. Write a story

6. Act out a favorite part of a movie. (For example? Billy Madison "conditioner is better!")

7. Read a book

8. Flip through old photo albums and learn what life was like in the 90s (no smartphones!)

9. Research a job you'd like to try (yup, doctors really do go to school for that long)

10. Binge watch a show that your mom watched when SHE was in high school (Dawson's Creek?)

11. Do a science experiment (there are easy ones on YouTube)

12. Offer to make dinner (and do the dishes!)

13. Watch Titanic and explain how Jack could have fit on the door with Rose

14. Go on a virtual field trip

15. Clean out your backpack (and scrub out what's growing on the bottom of it)

16. Make a vision board

17. Write an actual letter to a family member (not a text! Use a PEN!)

18. See how many sit ups you can do in a minute

19. Tell your father to stop chewing so loud when he eats

20. Use chalk and write an inspiring message on the driveway.




What do you think you'll try first? 




38 comments:

  1. Hey, some of these might even last longer than a minute!

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  2. You have some ideas here I have not heard anyone mention before. I look forward to telling my teen to decide which Henry VIII wife he likes best!

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  3. i do a few of these just with my six year old ha- its hard seeing they are board so i try and make things fun and get outdoors if we can!

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  4. Cute ways to pass the time. We work from home and the kids have enough work to keep them busy up until now so we do not need these yet.

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  5. This lockdown is hard. Keeping busy is heard for an adult, so I can't imagine for a teen. Those are all great subggestions!

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  6. I need to apply a few of these to myself! Thanks for all the help friend, glad to see you're surviving!

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  7. There are so many things teens can get up to while off. Even I have plenty to do, although the cabin fever is setting in!

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  8. Thank you for sharing these ideas. With being Quarantined I’ve been hearing “I’m bored” a lot these past couple of weeks.

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  9. These are great tips! Right now my teens are playing with Legos so all is good for now

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  10. I have a 17 year old home right now, going on 3rd week out of school. He is a senior and I feel so bad for him. He hasn't said he's bored once, so I lucky.

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  11. 19. Tell your father to stop chewing so loud when he eat

    I dont have kids but man I wish I did to tell my boyfriend this. I can't stand how loud he chews sometimes. haha

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  12. These are some great suggestions! As a kid I learned to not admit to being bored because my mom always replied "I have some things for you to do." And they were never fun things like these!

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  13. These are awesome tips to spend time with family. Thanks for sharing them to us, I found it really helpful.

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  14. you are visionary! haha. i love your suggestions. for sure, your kids will never get bored!

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  15. Lol, great suggestions. My kids don't seem to tell me they're bored that much--but they tend to try to spend every spare minute on their electronics. We struggle with balance frequently.

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  16. my daughter is only 7 and i tell her to clean when she says she is bored LOL Somehow, she miraculously is no longer bored and has so many things to do.

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  17. When I was a teen, I used to do the dishes and prepare meals sometimes. Binge-watching movies was also something that I really enjoyed. Also, writing letters with pen, is something interesting which I should have tried.

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  18. These are so fun and unique! Thanks for sharing your list.. I do have one of those teens who is bored!

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  19. I haven't heard my son say 'I'm Bored5!' yet, but if ever, I'd binge watch Dawson's Creek first. Now if only they'll show it again on TV. -LYNNDEE

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  20. These sound fun! We tend to keep busy here. I think my children would like a couple of these.

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  21. Great ideas for parents dealing with the age-old response "I'm bored" Hope this inspires parents and teens during these times.

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  22. I love all your ideas. I don't have teens, but I still here the I'm bored a lot. There is so much you can still do too.

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  23. What great ideas! Lots of these will get you laughing, too, which is always a good thing

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  24. Girl - I'm hearing this from my 10-year-old. We are getting ready to do a science experment with planting herbs in soil. Sure hope this keeps him busy for awhile.

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  25. I loved the very first one! I'm a big fan of history, and of Henry's wives!

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  26. All great ideas. It's so difficult to deal with teens let alone when they're bored lol

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  27. This is so good! Yes, my siblings are home and they have been saying that all week!

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  28. My daughter doesn't like exercising so I'll probably try" See how many sit ups you can do in a minute" LOL!

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  29. All great ideas. My kids and I used to make up stories and act them out.

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  30. I cannot stop laughing. I love your list. Especially the backpack cleaning and scrubbing! LOL

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  31. These are great list, yes mine in the list is always clean the room. As my daughter's room will be real messy.

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  32. WE do not have a teenager here yet but I love these ideas. haha! Some are applicable to me as well.

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  33. Some great ideas! I know my teens are losing their minds right now.heck my 4 year old is about to tear my house down!

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  34. Oh my, we've been hearing it all over the place! Everyone wants to go,go,go and they don't seem to get they can't. I'm def trying these ideas.

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  35. Haha.. So true! What helped us out is that my husband went to Walmart and got us two small board games. So after all is done (food, cooking, school work assignments or even if they're playing video games) we'll whip out the board game and play together as a family.

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  36. Even my 4 year old has been saying how she's so bored lol like how?! lol

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  37. This lockdown is pretty hard on everyone! It is very difficult to keep our sanity alive. Couldn't agree more with the tips you've shared. I'm reading a lot and baking these days!

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  38. These are amazing! Thanks for the lists!

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