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Group Activities for Teens : Fun and Free Activities for Teenagers

Updated on September 29, 2010

Free Teen Group Activity Ideas!

Let's face it, sometimes being a teen can get pretty boring. If you're low on funds or have no money whatsoever to spend, it can be difficult to think of fun activities to do with your friends. Rest assured, you can still have lots of fun, remain entertained and develop closer relationships within your circle of friends with some of these fun activities for teenagers.

This article will give you some great ideas for group activities for teens:

  • Start a Book Club
  • Start a Movie Club
  • Host a Yard Sale
  • Volunteer as a Group for Charity

Start a Book Club for Teens

All you need is a local library and a few friends to start this up. Dependant upon your interests, pick fun book titles to read (the more mainstream your book topics are, the more teens you'll get to participate!) If your group of friends is mainly girls, pick some best selling teen novels. If your group consists of guys and girls, consider featuring books that are adaptations from the latest movies or biographies on cool celebrities. By choosing fun books like this, you'll inspire friends to read that may have not even considered picking up a book for pleasure!

After you agree upon your book of the week or month title, give your friends a week or two (it will vary due to the length of the book) and then get together at your house to eat yummy snacks and discuss the book. You could also play a game of charades that features clues from the book or even watch the movie version of the book, if it's available. Starting a book club is definitely an upcoming trend for group activities for teens.

Start a Movie Club for Teens

If getting together and discussing books is not your thing, chances are you love movies. It is really easy and tons of fun to start your own movie club! Get together at one of your friend's house (rotate every week to keep things fresh) and watch a new movie.

Here's how it works: The host gets to pick the movie and provide the refreshments. This is a great way for teens to spend a Friday night. Try to pick a theme every week and watch a movie that fits with the theme. You can get creative and design your refreshments around the movie and it's theme. 

Host a Yard Sale with Other Teens

Everyone has lots of stuff that they don't want. If you went through all your possessions right now, you could definitely find at least $50 worth of goods to sell (if not more!) at a Yard or Garage Sale! You can earn lots of money for yourself or even for charity through hosting a fun yard sale with friends. 

Find a friend who's parents are willing to let you host a garage/yard sale at their home. Plan at least a month in advance, advertise your yard sale in the local newspaper the week of the sale and put up fliers around the neighborhood the night before. Some areas require licenses so you can hold a yard sale, so definitely look into that at your local city hall, first! The more friends you have participating in the sale, the better. Yard sales shoppers tend to be attracted to sales that have tons of items. You'll make a lot more money by creating a huge sale to attract a larger buzz.

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Volunteer as a Group for Charity

A really fun activity for teens that you might not expect is to volunteer together. Sometimes, volunteering alone with people you don't know can be a little bit intimidating and maybe even boring. Start up a volunteer group with a few of your friends and rotate volunteering for different charities once a month. Some great ideas are Big Brothers & Big Sisters of America, a local food bank, a political campaign or your local Humane Society.

Dependant upon your interests, there is always a fascinating volunteer opportunity for teens that is a lot of fun, not to mention it will make you and your group of friends feel great because you're helping the less fortunate out!

  • What do you and your friends like to do for fun as a group?
  • Do you have any group activities for teens ideas?

Leave a comment below!

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      5 years ago

      hey! I want a game to play in group and a game to play just for fun

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      5 years ago

      I liked it!

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      7 years ago

      Just go crazy don't be stupid about it though. its as simple as that. its not freaking rocket science people.

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      Lindsey :) 

      7 years ago

      Hey! I need a activity for teens that starts with a z and a x! thanks!

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      8 years ago

      I like to go to the mall

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      Sarah Kay 

      8 years ago

      I totally second the jell-o pool idea..(:

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      Kate the Adolescent 

      8 years ago

      I feel like this conversation is less about the ideas and more about the adolescent's roles in society. I think of teens as young adults, because the choices they make today can have very adult consequences that effect them for the rest of their lives. Which is why ideas such as these are important, not only to keep us out of trouble now, but to help us make better decisions as we leave the protection of our parents. Learning ways to have fun, without dangerous consequences is an important lesson for us teens. Parents should stop looking down apon their teens and start seeing them as equals, because soon enough they will be starting families of their own. And teens need to hold more respect for their parents wisdom, because they just want them to be a happy/decent person and a successful adult. Sometimes they do have good ideas as well. Parents shouldn't give lame ideas either, even though they just want what's safe/best for their kid. Think of the things you enjoy doing with your friends or spouse or even as a teen. And always try to remember what it was like to be a teen, as well as how life has changed sence then.


      Kate the Adolescent

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      8 years ago

      I'm a teen & I'm w/ person. I mean when ur sitting around w/ friends doing something u looked up online & someone asks "How did u come up w/ that?" U aren't gona want 2 say "My mom told me." then ur friends will just be like "oh." & they won't think of it as much fun if u had said "I looked it up." Right?

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      8 years ago

      im a pre-teen, but i think truth or dare is the funest thing on earth, but with good lets say......interesting.....questions

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      8 years ago

      "teen" ;

      you're dumb. TONS of kids think that way. i'm a teen myself and you just made us look retarded.

      i'm loving looking up all these ideas online though cause then i can claim them as my own, and not say 'my mom told me' because really, that's why teens won't do it. listening to mom's are the worst for some teens.

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      8 years ago

      ^ hahahaha i agree!

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      8 years ago

      HEY i'm a teen here, girl, and "CANDIE V." u r wrong teens, like myself, can like things that other people think of if there actually good ideas! c most adults think that if there gonna give us ideas of what to do that they should b safe, which i have no problem whatsoever with, but they don't have to be sugar-coated goody goody ideas. the movie club is the idea i would consider from this article because i like seeing movies with my friends but it could get "old" and boring!!! some things i would consider fun for this summer would b more like...

      paint wars

      paint ball

      jello pool (fill a baby pool with jello and have fun!)

      pudding pool




      picture, pictures, pictures! (w/ friends and families)

      just having the time of your life while were still young!! lol!!! :)

      so old lady back off cuz u don't know what we, teens, do for fun these days! and we r way more open minded that u'd think unless of course the parents raised us to be jerks like some of the kids at my skool! :)

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      Candie V 

      9 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      I can hear the teens now... (knowing I think they are great ideas).. Ahhhh, moooommmm, those are boring!! Things are really only fun for teens if they think of it all by themselves.. so how to get them to think that they thought of it first?... hmmm. Maybe lay the list somewhere obvious but you don't point it out?

      Scavenger hunts are also great fun for a large group of kids. My son and his friends did one that took them from 2 in the afternoon to 10 pm cut-off then a big hot-dog/s'more feast with prizes for the winning team.. it was a scream!


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