Is your teen bored out of their skull with summer vacation? School is still a month away, so if they’re feeling antsy, they’ve still got a ways to go. Toyota of Orlando is here to help. We’ve got suggestions to get your teen busy and occupied for the rest of summer without a Netflix subscription. Check it out!
- Tell them to get a job. No, seriously! A part-time job over the summer is a great way to teach teens responsibility and also help them earn some money that they can spend or put away for a car, college, etc. Lifeguarding and babysitting are two great jobs that usually end when school starts back up.
- Buy them a water park or theme park pass. Hitting the parks is a great way to pass time in the summer, especially if you have a pass. A pass allows you to pick and choose when you’re going to go so you can beat crowds and also beat the heat!
Channel your teen’s creativity this summer
- Spark their inner designer. A sewing machine and some thrift store clothes can keep a budding fashionista occupied for hours, and you can also look into jewelry design.
- Have a bookworm on your hands? Create a summer reading list to help them prep for college. They’ll probably have summer reading to do for school, but create a secondary list of books you think they’ll enjoy to keep them occupied.
- Do a college tour. Does your teen have some universities in mind for application time? Check them out on foot to give them an idea of what it will be like on campus.
- Get them a gym membership. Not only will they get fit and stay healthy, it’ll also get them out of the house for a couple of hours every day. Try to sign them up with a gym that has classes, too!
- Look into local internships. Internships are a great way to get real-life experience and also help your teen explore different careers. See if companies offer any positions. Some will even pay a small stipend, giving your teen some pocket cash for the summer!
- Find a camp. Is your teen into music? A sports star? Find a summer camp – whether day or sleep away – for them to attend. They can hone their skills and also meet other teens with similar interests.
Get your teen involved in the local community
- Show them how rewarding volunteering can be. Signing them up to volunteer with various organizations teaches them appreciation and responsibility, and also looks great on college applications.
- Sign them up to tutor. Tutoring other kids their age or younger children is rewarding and also requires them to use critical thinking skills as they figure out the best way to explain information to others. And again, it looks great on college applications!
We hope your teens – and you – enjoy the rest of your summer!