List of Hobbies for Teenagers

Hobbies are an amazing way to pass time, meet people, learn new things and have fun. Hobbies list range from indoor and outdoor activities, strange hobbies and relaxed to extreme hobbies. Every individual have different interests and accordingly hobbies vary from person to person and state to state.

What are the most common teens’ hobbies?

Teenagers use most of their time for hobbies. Girls and boys in their teens’ have different interests. The common hobbies observed in most of the boys are particularly in sports like football, basketball, volleyball and swimming. But girls prefer dancing, singing and going out with friends. Though some of the girls are interested in sports like running, playing volleyball, handball and swimming but the common interest of both boys and girls would be inexpensive and social.

Are parents aware of their teens’ hobbies?

Parents must ensure that their teen hobbies are good. As the teen's interests say a lot about them and the way they spend their time is always better to know. By looking at other teens or by their interest let your teens’ develop hobbies and encourage them to find a hobby of their interest that best suits his/her personality.

Teens’ hobbies and their significance:

A hobby plays a vital role in many of the aspects of day to day life. Check out the below points which describes its importance.

Sports or other athletic activities: If the teen is competing in a team or individually, it builds confidence, develops teamwork and the physical activity required per day is achieved as it prevents diseases in future.

Technology:  Majority of the teens are used to texting, watching TV, social networking and playing video games. Using technology can prepare your teen for a lifetime in a society that relies on technology for major communication, jobs and life in general. Though they are ideal hobbies but too much technology spoils your teen.

 Creative Activities:  Some of the creative activities like art, dance, drama and music help your teens’ express himself/herself, which can be extremely fulfilling. In today’s era, there are plenty of outlets that exist for creative activities which can turn your teen into a super star.

Work: According to the statistics, some teens earn from $2,000 to $4,000 per year with part-time work. This develops a sense of pride and accomplishment, along with the independence that comes with having spending money. If your teen loves work, he/she can be able to manage money while instilling a solid work ethic for future jobs.

Social Activities: If your teen is not interested in sports, cultural activities or part time work then let him count social time as their hobby. If your teen is more of a social butterfly than a creative spirit, he/she knows very well how to create healthy and meaningful relationships.

Some interesting numbers about the teenagers' hobbies:

  • 70% of the girls dance and sing
  • 18% of the girls play an instrument or are in a band
  • 22% of the boys play an instrument or are in a band
  • 32% of the girls have own pages in the Internet
  • 22% of the boys have own pages in the Internet

Outdoor Activities

  • Urban climbing
  • Camping
  • Caving
  • Bonsai plantations
  • Hiking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Urban exploration
  • Walking
  • Backpacking
  • Bird-watching
  • Buildering
  • Forest gardening
  • Organic gardening
  • Wildlife gardening
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Traveling

Sports Include

  • Gliding
  • Ice-skating
  • Kite surfing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Diving
  • Flying
  • Football
  • Free running
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Skating
  • Yachting
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Badminton

Amongst the Various Games are

  • Scrabble
  • Dominoes
  • Fantasy sports
  • Role-play games
  • Carrom
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Clue
  • Monopoly
  • Pente
  • Risk
  • Backgammon
  • Checkers
  • Chess

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