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33 Resources for Teens during Social Quarantine

Resources for Teens

During Social Quarantine

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Entertaining our babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers is tough.

But also tough: keeping our teenagers feeling connected, inspired, and emotionally stable during this time.

Teenagers are social beings and, as parents, we know that we are usually the last people they want to spend all of their time with. Navigating social distancing and quarantine is hard. Like, REALLY hard. So hopefully this list of resources will help you navigate this tricky time with your teens. 

 

Arts and Music:

Take free drawing classes from famous illustrators to visit the link here.

Imagineering in a box brought to you by Walt Disney Imagineering Partners: Khan Academy

Facebook Live online art classes with the Hansen Art Studio

Compose Music with Garage Band

Hours of art tutorials for kids of all ages at Art for Kids Hub

Puzzles

Physical Activities:

Nothing wrong with being in your backyard!

Volley Ball

Old Fashioned Night Games

Water Games (depending on where you live right now)

Jump on Trampoline

Old Fashioned recess games, like 4 square, kickball, ultimate Frisbee

Backyard or living room camp out

Family workout sessions

Life Skills

Make new recipes, especially ones you normally don’t have time for, like bread!

Teach your teens important life skills for when they leave the house (cooking essential recipes, budgeting, yard work, cleaning, laundry, etc. They have much more time right now than normal this would be a good time to have these lessons and discussions)

Encourage contact with friends via face time, Marco polo, zoom, etc. They could even do homework with friends this way. 

Write letters to Grandparents or far-away family

Write letters to teachers at church and school

Have them help you organize photos

Set up a homework command center so they can stay on top of their required work

Science and Math

Have your own Lego Master Competitions

Science Mom and Science Dad videos on Youtube

Real-life skills math, like savings accounts, balancing bank accounts, budgeting, etc. Dave Ramsey has a resource here

Create an indoor greenhouse

Spiritual and Personal Development

Encourage Journaling They may resist but when your life is thrown for a spin journaling is proven to help. Here is a youtube resource to encourage teens to start.

Meditation and  Yoga (There are several mindful meditation apps available)

Prayer, reflection, bible study.

Set personal, physical, spiritual, and educational goals. This is a great time to explore things you don’t normally have the time for.

Work on Family History. Record your own history or interview members of your family. You could even work on your Family Tree! Visit FamilySearch.org for more resources.

Mindful Media

Watching movies and shows is a great way to connect! Choose a topic you want to learn more about or something that goes along with your school work and watch movies as a family that relates to that topic.

Start a series together. Watch all the Marvel Movies in Chronological order, or all the Star Wars movies. You have the time!

Read a series together

Read Read Read. This is a great time to read literature that may not always work into our teen’s academic schedule. Check out your local library’s online resources for available audio and e-books.

 

Take everything one day at a time!

 

 

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