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COVID-19 Teens Activities
During COVID-19, it is important to stay active in order to maintain our mental wellbeing. Feel free to use these resources below that will supply teens with many activity ideas that they can do from home. Use the Stigma-Free COVID-19 Activity Generator to give teens ideas about what to do during their spare time. Scroll down to explore the top 10 activities, conversation cards for real talk about COVID-19, Stigma-Free tools, and quizzes to spark curiosity and instill knowledge about general mental health and details about COVID-19.
Stigma-Free COVID-19 Activity Generator
Wondering what to do today? Click below for an activity and part of your mission for the day is to complete that task!
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Teens Activity Videos
There are many things you can do to stay busy to keep your mind and body occupied during times of “boredom”. Below you’ll find a list of 10 activities to either try out or get your mind thinking about other ways to fight off boredom.
Further down you’ll also find sections of different activities with links to participate or apps to download.
Give these activities a whirl:
1) Start indoor seeds for a beautiful summer garden.
Make a list of herbs, vegetables or flowers you’d like to have in your garden, order the seeds and equipment online (with your parent’s help and permission) and learn how to grow a garden.
2) Netflix Party
Did you know you can have a Netflix Party? Netflix Party is a way to synch the shows you’re watching with your friends so you can watch a series together. So, set a date with your friends and stay connected while you enjoy some Netflix fun. Here’s the link on how to get your party started: https://www.netflixparty.com/
3) Virtual Museum Tours
If you love going to the museum, check out these virtual tours! https://www.todocanada.ca/museums-virtual-online/.
4) Learn how to cook.
If you haven’t learned how to cook, now’s the time. Not only with it help your parents/guardians out, but it’s also a great life skill to have. So, find a few recipes that interest you and give it a whirl. Don’t be afraid to ask for help to learn how to master the basics, then start experimenting!
5) Spend time reading.
Sometimes we get too busy and our body needs a break. Find yourself a quiet, calm space – a space you feel relaxed – pick up one of your favorite books and spend an hour reading.
6) Start a gratitude journal.
Did you know that taking time to write down 3 things you’re grateful for each morning and each evening and create a calmer, happier you? During times of struggle, it’s even more important to practice gratitude. So, find a journal to use and write 3 things you’re grateful for every morning and every evening. The impact it will have on your mental health is stunning. Enjoy!
7) Create a list of activities you would like to do with your family.
- Grab a piece of paper and a pencil and start writing out all of the activities you can do during this isolation period.
- Once you have a list of things you would like to do, show your parents/guardian(s) and come up with a schedule.
- Cross each activity off when you’re done.
8) Create a family routine.
Sometimes when we don’t have a routine, life can seem a little wonky. Work with your family to create a routine that allows you to have fun, continue to learn and feel a little more regulated.
9) Make a comic strip.
- Start writing and drawing a comic strip for a new Superhero you create. Make it a series so you can continuously add to your Superhero’s journey!
- Share your comic strip with your family, friends and classmates and ask them to create their own comic strip to be shared.
10) Listen to music and create a new playlist.
- Take some time and find at least 20 songs that make you happy, make you dance and bring joy to your hear. Create a new playlist and add all of your songs to a “Finding Joy” playlist.
- Ask your family for song suggestions and make a playlist for your entire family.
Stigma-Free Conversation Cards
Need a conversation booster with your friends or parents? Sometimes, it is hard to talk about COVID-19, so the Stigma-Free Society has designed some Conversation Cards for you to share with others. It is a great way to spark discussion around our current situation with COVID-19.
We even slipped in some cards that your parents can ask you, or if you prefer, you can simply hover over the card to get answers to various questions. Hope you spark some good conversations today! Why not? We have the time right, so why not chat about it?
Real Talk - Questions for Parent(s) to Ask Teens (Grades 8-12)
Discussion Questions for Teens to Ask Parents (Grades 8-12)
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