Summer Activities for Teenagers Series: The Gardener

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 Gardener’ in your family!

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Summer Activities for Teenagers

Put some seeds in the ground…

  • Plant a raised-bed vegetable garden
  • Plant an herb garden 
  • Design a succulent container garden
  • Plant a salad garden
  • Use potatoes, garlic, onions, etc. from your kitchen to seed new plants
  • Plant some pumpkin seeds to harvest in the fall
  • Plant a flower garden
  • Grow your own strawberries


Summer Activities for Teenagers

Add some curb appeal…

  • Mow and weed eat your yard
  • Design or maintain flower beds
  • Make your own stepping stones
  • Trim trees and bushes
  • Do lawn care for a single parent, elderly neighbor, etc.


Summer Activities for Teenagers

Do good for the Earth…

  • Learn how to compost
  • Make solar-powered path lights or hanging lights
  • Create a rainwater collection system to water your garden


Summer Activities for Teenagers

Create a backyard paradise…

  • Create a fairy garden
  • Build a fire pit
  • Make a backyard mini water park or splash pad
  • Build a porch swing
  • Create a misting system to keep everyone cool
  • Create a time-lapse video of your growing garden
  • Bury a time capsule
  • Build a water feature
  • Build a seating area


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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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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!

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