Summer Activities for Teenagers Series: The Foodie

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 Foodie’ in your family!

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

Show off your chef skills…

  • Plan weekly themed cultural dinners 
  • Have a fondue night
  • Try your hand at homemade pasta
  • Find a new recipe online and try it out for dinner
  • Tweak one of your family’s go-to recipes and see if everyone likes it
  • Elevate a simple meal to make it elegant
  • Host a dinner party

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Bake a batch of yummy goodness…

  • Make your own candy
  • Make a fancy cheesecake from scratch
  • Experiment with muffin recipes
  • Bake some homemade bread
  • Bake a cake
  • Watch cake decorating videos
  • Practice cake decorating with fondant, flower making, and piping

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Find your place in the food business…

  • Create a YouTube cooking channel
  • Create a recipe/cooking blog
  • Take food photos to sell as stock photos

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Create memories with food…

  • Make a family cookbook
  • Make a cooking video

Summer Activities for Teenagers

Savor the summer…

  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Make your favorite Starbucks drinks at home
  • Experiment with smoothie recipes
  • Re-create Disney treats at home
  • Create your own popcorn flavors

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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 to three teens (well, one has graduated), a former public school teacher and counselor, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. At our church, I serve on the worship team and as the Fine Arts coordinator, helping students to discover, develop, and deploy their God-given gifts. I'm so excited for you to follow along on this joyous journey!


  1. Eva KellerReply

    My little sister and I used to do themed movie nights and make dinner or snacks that fit it. Like for Wizard Of Oz we got food of every color of the rainbow. It was mostly fruit and we actually got stomach aches from eating too much fruit that night. We also did themed food for the National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

    • Melissa FReply

      That’s a great idea, Eva! Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sarah CampReply

    These are wonderful suggestions. I don’t have kids but have many friends who do and are struggling to find things to do with them during the summer – cooking is a great way to help them learn some valuable life skills!

    • Melissa FReply

      Thanks, Sarah! Please feel free to share this post and the others in our Summer Activities for Teenagers Series with your friends!

  3. SandiReply

    Teens are tough, great suggestions.

  4. HollyReply

    Great service, especially this year! The teens will love this and the parents will be happy too!

  5. BarbaraReply

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  6. leeandraReply

    These are great ideas!

  7. KarieReply

    Great ideas! I love the cookbook idea. I think it would be cool for teens to research family recipes and make a cookbook. That way they get to learn about family as well.

    • Melissa FReply

      Yes! We have one that my mom did several years back, but I think it would be good for the kids to do one, too!

  8. CindyReply

    With dome tweaking this could also be good for younger souls. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Melissa FReply

      You’re welcome! I think so, too!

  9. Lisa, Casey, and Barrett DogReply

    Such wonderful ideas and suggestions!

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