Summer Activities for Teenagers Series: The Builder

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Our Summer Activities for Teenagers Series is the perfect place to find things to do in the summer! In this installment, we have lots of ideas for ‘The Builder’ in your family!

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

Build the best backyard in the neighborhood…

  • Build outdoor games (corn hole, life-size Jenga, life-size tic-tac-toe, etc.)
  • Build a picnic table
  • Build a porch swing
  • Build a pergola
  • Build a treehouse
  • Build a chicken coop

Click here to find carpentry tools

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Plan your dream home…

  • Design your dream home
  • Draft scaled plans for your dream home
  • Build a scaled model of your dream home

Click here to find drafting tools

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Miniaturize anything…

  • Build a dollhouse
  • Build a model of an instrument
  • Build a model of a famous landmark
  • Build a model of an animal
  • Build a model of a vehicle

Click here to find modeling kits

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Show your style…

  • Redecorate your bedroom
  • Choose a new color and paint a room in your house
  • Re-purpose items in your home to give it a fresh look
  • Create storage solutions for your home
  • Refinish an old piece of furniture

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Develop your own style of furnishings…

  • Build a bookcase
  • Build a headboard
  • Build a bunk bed
  • Build a table
  • Build a coat rack
  • Re-purpose old furniture into something new

Interested in starting a blog about your love of building?


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Disclaimer: All activities in this series may not be suitable for every teenager. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to determine whether their teens are of appropriate age, maturity, and ability to participate in any given activity. It’s a Joyous Journey LLC takes no responsibility for any accident, injury, behavior, damage, etc. resulting from any person’s involvement in any activity listed in this series. Please note that many activities involve the internet/social media. We take no responsibility for any content on any website other than our own. Please monitor your teen according to your own family’s internet/social media guidelines.

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

I love to share my passion for family, faith, learning, and adventure! I am a worship pastor's wife, a homeschool mom, a former public school teacher and counselor, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. My heart is to encourage and support families who are homeschooling kids with ADHD, homeschooling high school, and raising teenagers. I'm so excited for you to follow along on this joyous journey!

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