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Things to do with teens during lockdown - ideas?

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ellanwood Sun 19-Apr-20 10:31:05

Hi, my DC are late teens, both boys and I would love to spend more time together during lockdown actually ding something fun but not sure what.

We have been going for family walks a few times a week.They both love pub-style quizzes so they do quizzes with us, watch the occasional film or documentary series with us, have cooked with me once. We had a couple of BBQs when the weather was gorgeous. But most of the time they are locked in their rooms on screens.

I need some ideas on other stuff we can do as a family. Has anyone had fun doing stuff with their teens during lockdown? Please share.

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Frenchfancy Sun 19-Apr-20 10:35:14

Our teens love Board games. Not the monopoly type but the German type like Carcassonne, settlers of Catan, seven wonders, and Agricola.

Twisique Sun 19-Apr-20 10:53:38

We have been playing cards, gun rummy, go fish, etc. Poker might interest them?

ScorpionQueen Sun 19-Apr-20 11:03:40

Movie night.
Board games.
Cooking.
Walks (although DD has only joined me for 3 so far).

ellanwood Sun 19-Apr-20 11:05:42

I think we need to get the board games out.

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namechangenumber2 Sun 19-Apr-20 12:05:02

My 16 year old DS has been enjoying playing card/board games with us, baking, cooking and generally tinkering around the house - jet washing the patio/ his bike, mowing the lawn.

He's still pretty bored!

namechangenumber2 Sun 19-Apr-20 12:05:56

DS has also enjoyed setting up Kahoot quizzes for us all to play together

Gigia Wed 22-Apr-20 17:24:50

DS (18) and I have been doing circuits in the garden, also playing monopoly online as the app is pretty good. I have taught him to hula hoop and we have had a go at some circus skills including poi and juggling although neither of us are very good! Other ideas are building a website, cooking, board and card games.

ellanwood Wed 22-Apr-20 18:16:07

Some great ideas. We are just about to play hide and seek. Despite them being old enough to go to uni they are hopping with excitement. Regressed in lockdown. grin Or bored out of their minds (more likely.)

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Aquamarine1029 Wed 22-Apr-20 18:18:03

I would be having them cook with me every night, as well as mastering other essential household tasks. It's a perfect time to get them ready for adulthood.

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