Everyone looks forward to the gloriously warm summer months, but once freedom finally arrives, you might find yourself . . . well . . . bored. So I decided to put together a post of fun things to do this summer.
Staying inside all day can make you feel grumpy and groggy, so go outside and let the fresh air wash over you! Try hiking, swimming, biking, or practicing your favorite sport.
Without school textbooks to consume your time, find some fun fiction titles to read. Set a goal for yourself of how many books you’d like to read, or participate in a summer reading program. Work through your To be Read stack or browse my What I’m Reading posts for book suggestions.
3. Try something new.
You could learn a new skill for something you already know, like a new song on your instrument, or pick up a new hobby altogether, like skateboarding or gardening.
4. Listen to music.
Who doesn’t like music? Discover a new favorite song and learn the words by heart. My favorite artist is Owl City — you can listen to his songs on YouTube at Owl City – Topic.
5. Craft/make art.
There are tons of craft tutorials on the internet. Jewelry, modifying clothes, bedroom decorations, and more. If you haven’t already, try making Artist Trading Cards! Hayley @ Flourishing by Restful Falls is a good person to talk to if you don’t know what ATCs are.
6. Do a photography challenge.
30-day photography challenges are a fun way to improve your skills. Everyday, you’ll be given a new prompt, such as child, trees, silhouette, etc. Search “photography challenge,” go to images, and look at the challenges until you find one that you like.
7. Go shopping.
Find a cute new tank top, swimsuit, or pair of shoes to show off.
8. Make money.
Say you want to go to the mall, but you don’t have any money. You could beg your parents until they crack, or you could make some money! Help you family around the house, wash the car, sell lemonade, baked goods, or crafts.
9. Make friendship bracelets.
Look up patterns and weave colorful bracelets to trade with you friends. On top of being promises of friendship, they’re cute accessories.
10. Start a scrapbook.
Fill a book with memories — your family, your friends, fun events. It will be neat to have your life documented in a scrapbook so you can look back at it when you’re older.
11. Have a photoshoot.
There are lots of great photoshoot ideas on the internet! Get a family member or friend to take your picture. You could even add the photoshoot pictures to your scrapbook!
12. Start a YouTube channel.
Get together with your friends/siblings and start a collab YouTube channel.
13. Start a journal.
How many of you have tried to keep a diary and failed? *raises hand* Instead of just writing your feelings and what happened that day, try doodling, taping in flowers, and planning goals for the next day.
14. Make a summer bucket list.
What do you want to accomplish this summer? Write a list and check off the activities as you do them. For inspiration, check out my summer bucket list.
15. Enjoy summer.
Though it’s a sad thought, summer will be over before you know it, and you’ll be back in school. So enjoy this summer while you can, and make memories that you’ll never forget.
What’s you favorite summer boredom buster?
P.S. Nabila from Hot Town Cool Girl did a great post with a list of sites you can get free images from. That’s actually where I got found all the pictures for this post! Read it HERE.