Top 10 Things to Do When Bored for Girls

by Laura C. Jones

Being a teenage girl is difficult for so many reasons, and one of them is feeling like there’s nothing to do with their free time. Once studying is over, they usually stay on their phones, texting. Not a habit you’d want to reinforce!

If you have a teenage girl you want to keep busy, here are the top 10 things to do when bored for girls that will get rid of boredom for days on end!

10 Things to Do When Bored for Girls

1. Learn a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language can be a nice new challenge for a bored teen. It takes daily practice and can take a couple of hours off of her hands at a time. If she’s interested in finding out about different cultures, foreign languages can help her tremendously.

Plus, learning a foreign language outside of a school setting can be fun. Apps like DuoLingo or Babbel offer interactive, exciting methods to gain proficiency. And it doesn’t hurt that it’ll break the language barrier if there’s ever a family vacation.

2. Play New Board Games

Board games are not just Monopoly anymore. There are hundreds of options available nowadays that can make a boring afternoon a fun gathering for the whole family. Games that require strategy and foresight are also great for a teen’s developing mind.

Games like Sequence, Catan, and Ticket to Ride are great for critical thinking skills. But let’s face it, a hilarious round of Cards Against Humanity never hurt anyone!

And if you don’t have any board games to play, you can always look at online options. On Im-a-puzzle, for example, you can solve jigsaw puzzles online.

3. Create a Book Exchange With Friends

Reading is a fun, timeless activity, and that’s why books stuck around for so long. If your teen is into reading and wants to expand her horizons, book exchanges can be a wonderful tool for that.

Different kids will enjoy different things, so asking a friend for a book of theirs in exchange for another can be interesting. Reading a new book genre is always a memorable experience, and your daughter might find a new favorite book that way.

4. Learn to Jump Rope or Hula Hoop

Physical activity is important for a happy, healthy life. But who says working out can’t bring a lot of laughs as well? A rope-jumping contest or figuring out a hula hoop can be a fun challenge, while also getting your teen to leave the couch for a bit.

5. Start Crafting

Handmade items can make for beautiful, thoughtful gifts. It’s a good thing crafting spans many different things, so your teen can probably find something she enjoys.

From knitting and macrame, to tie-dyeing and stenciling, there’s something for everyone. If your daughter has an artsy side, crafting will help kill boredom real quick!

6. Raid the Closet for New Outfit Ideas

Fashion and figuring out a personal style are a huge part of adolescence. Sometimes all that is needed for outfit inspo is a good look inside the closet. You’re almost guaranteed to find interesting items and statement pieces.

You can also DIY some new accessories with your girl to go with the clothes she owns. And the best part is the fashion show you’ll have in her room after every outfit idea!

7. Have Fun in the Kitchen

Learning how to cook is a basic survival skill, that’s true, but why not make it a little more fun? Cooking can make for a boredom-killing activity with a tasty treat at the end. You can cook with your girl without a recipe to have a surprise at the end. Hopefully, a good one!

As for baking, which is a little more precise, it can help your teen learn about chemical activities and ratios. And next time you volunteer for a bake sale, she can lend you a hand.

8. Learn Coding

Unfortunately, we live in a world that doesn’t give girls a chance or the vote of confidence to pursue STEM professions. However, your girl can have a budding interest in coding, and it’s important to encourage that.

Coding is a wide, fascinating world. Thankfully, there are many online resources, like Codecademy and AppInventor,  that can help your bored teen pursue her passion. The best part is, this will help her in the future when she’s building a career.

9. Practice Yoga

Yoga and meditation have many physical and mental benefits, especially in the troubling teenage years. Learning how to have some quiet time for yourself where you move your body and be mindful is a great skill for a teenager to learn.

Following a YouTube yoga routine can be helpful when starting out. All your girl will need is a yoga mat, a quiet place, and 30 minutes of uninterrupted focus. You can join her for a nice, silent bonding activity to do together daily.

10. Keep an Activity Journal

Writing about doing things isn’t a thing to do, right? Wrong! Journaling is a great way to save memories that will otherwise be forgotten. In this digital age where everything is online, having a notebook and some ideas to share with it is priceless.

There’s something to be said for holding a physical copy of your thoughts years after they’ve been written down. Even if your teen opposes the idea, let her try it out first before she decides not to do it. A pretty journaling notebook can be a nice gift to get her started.

To Wrap Up

Having a teenage daughter can be a full-time job, especially when she shouts “I’m bored!” every couple of days. As frustrating as it might be, this can be a chance for you and your teen to bond over a common activity.

Teenage is a time for finding out interests and hobbies. It’s also an opportunity to explore strength points and passions that can be a basis for a future career. If your teen seems bored all the time, it could be due to a lack of inspiration.

Schoolwork and screen addiction can be the reason your teen is always bored. Have a chat with her, and find out what she’s into and what she’s excited about. Hopefully, this guide can help her find new activities to enjoy.

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