Are Your Teens Ready for Some Socially Distant Fun?

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

teens outdoor social distanceTemperatures are finally creeping up and after months of being cooped up in the house, your teens probably can’t wait to go outside and hang out with their friends. 

While there may be a few activities that aren’t available due to the pandemic, there are still a lot of socially distant ways to have fun.  Check out a few ideas below: 

Outdoor Dance Session 

Did your teens miss the Homecoming dance?  Let them have 5 or 6 of their friends meet in your backyard or at a local park for quick dance party! Bring a tablet so they can take a dance class from one of these popular YouTubers or from the breakdance group Hip Hop Fundamentals.

Recess Games 

Your teens and their friends can get together outside to play their favorite recess games like dodgeball, kickball, four square, shadow tag, and red light green light, just to name a few. 


If your family lives near a hiking trail, or a National Park, this is probably one of the best times of year they can go visit with friends. It’s not too hot, and they can probably get a lot of cool photos of budding flowers and wildlife (while from a safe distance) to post on social media.

Sidewalk Chalk Mural 

Is your teen more on the artistic side? They may be interested in creating a chalk mural with their friends. All they'd need is an available sidewalk and colorful chalk. Encourage them to put their creativity on display! 

Photo Skills 

Does your teen miss taking pictures with friends? They can set up a time to meet them somewhere cool outdoors – like a skatepark or in front of a mural – and take photos or videos. Experimenting with all of the different settings that they probably don't use too often – like time lapse, pano, portraits and others – can make it even more fun!


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