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Are You Bored and Want Some New and Creative Ways to Have Fun? Look Here!

I love this article by a Project Inspired girl, Addy Garner! πŸ™‚

Use this list to fight away your summer boredom! These are great ways to have an awesome time β€” great for youth groups, school clubs or just a group of friends!

9 Fun Things to Put on Your Summer To-Do List

  • 1. Nerdsville

This is a wacky activity that will get lots of laughs! Make sure you bring a camera! Everyone in your group must dress up as a β€œnerd” (shorts and long socks, taped glasses, etc.) and go about the town.

  • 2. Park hopping

Park hopping is really simple, but loads of fun and best yet, FREE! Write a list of all the parks in your area. Go to each park and set a timer for 15 minutes. You must try everything in the park (slides, swings, etc.) When there’s one minute left, someone in the group must announce, β€œ1 minute warning!” Everyone must be in the car with seat belts on before the timer goes off. This is loads of fun for youth groups and/or families.

  • 3. The autograph game

In this game you must go about the town collecting autographs, treating each person you meet like a movie star. Sample approach: β€œHello, Sir! Could I have your autograph please?” Don’t forget an autograph book and pen! The team with the most autographs wins!

  • 4. Backyard camping

This is a fun and easy one that you’ll remember for years! Go about gathering normal camping stuff (tent or bed sheet, s’mores supplies, sleeping bags, etc.) and have a camp out in your very own backyard!

  • 5. Get help redesigning your room

A little rearranging can go a long way! Do you have some old furniture that’s taking up too much space? Perhaps you’re sick of those old decorations. Here are some things you can do: 1) Borrow some decorations from a friend and change up your room a little bit. 2) Sell your old furniture on E-bay or have a yard sale! 3) Got some old paint in the garage? Ask your mom if you can use it to paint your room.

  • 6. Have a mani-pedi party

All it takes is some hand cream and nail polish for a night of pampering!

  • 7. Make a mini-movie

Direct a movie starring all your friends and neighbors. Then, have a viewing party with everyone plus your families!

  • 8. Food fight!

Ask all your friends to bring over a bag of the nastiest, stickiest foods they can find in the back of their cabinets (sauerkraut, canned fruit, spaghetti O’s, etc.) and have a food fight in your backyard. I would definitely involve your parents in this, too, to make sure you pick safe foods (and ones that weren’t supposed to be part of your dinner!) and for picking the easiest spot for post-food fight clean up!

  • 9. Go summer caroling!

Who says it has to be Christmas to go caroling?! This one is sure to get a lot of confused glances from strangers passing by.

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  1. Posted by on July 17, 2011 at 04:58

    I love the park hopping and mani-pedi party..Great ideas addy!!

  2. Posted by on July 15, 2011 at 14:25

    these look so fun πŸ™‚ i definetly will try some of these out!!!!!!

  3. Posted by on July 14, 2011 at 18:43

    Great ideas addy!numbers 1 and 3 are so funny. I want to try nerdsville πŸ˜€

  4. Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 07:57

    This is perfect for me and my friends πŸ™‚

  5. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 16:32

    I want to do 1, 3, and 9!

  6. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 16:01

    these ideas are great!! And funny! They are totally things that my bff’s and i would do!! Hey and maybe instead of Christmas caroling what about just going Christian Caroling where you sing Christian songs and stuff? The autogragh game sounds like soo much fun!!
    Nicole, do you have any advice for me? I have to get shots next month for school and i am scared to death of needles. im afraid im going to scream and cry like a little kid and im 12. Is there anything i can do to help my fear???? πŸ™‚ πŸ™ :\

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 16:43

      squeeze on a ball with your other hand, make sure not too look when they do it, and don’t think about it! It’s like a tiny little prick, it barely hurts. But make sure NOT TO LOOK!!

  7. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 15:37

    my friends and i look forward to the challange of doing all of this in one day πŸ˜€ aaaaaaawwweeeeessssssooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeennnnneeeeeesssssssss!!!!!!!

  8. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 15:27

    I love these!! I will have to do them sometime with my friends!!

  9. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 12:23

    These are great ideas!!!!!! Thanks so much πŸ˜€

  10. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 10:23

    Hahaha! These ideas seem soooo funny! I’m going to try them!!! πŸ˜€

  11. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 09:50

    yes! thanks nicole! haha my favorite is the autograph game…haha lots of laughs there =)

  12. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 08:58

    I think I might bring up Park Hopping for our youth group to try!

    • Posted by on July 25, 2011 at 00:52

      yerr,sounds good…imma do the same πŸ™‚

  13. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 05:20

    Also im not allowed to date. I made the mistake of telling everybody that i wasnt allowed to and now i think I scared the guys away! I mean my parents probably think thats great but i dont. It kinda makes me feel like no boy likes at all. πŸ™ :\ Im really mixed up about how i feel about this but its kinda bothering me. im in 7th grade now and everybodys growing up and stuff. Boys are a part of my life and they are truly giving me a heaache. Help?!?!?!

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 16:47

      Honestly? try not to think about boys! I know it’s hard to do- but TRUST ME you are way too young to start dating boys! How old are you like 13? Focus on yourself instead, perfecting your crafts, your hobbies, your grades- you need to really find out who you are before you get involved with a boy, and mature a lot. πŸ™‚

      • Posted by on July 13, 2011 at 07:13

        I’m 12. Thanks for all the advice!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Posted by Nicole on July 13, 2011 at 16:51

        you’re so welcome Courtney!

  14. Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 05:13

    I’m different from alot of my friends and most people i know because I have a good strong faith in God and i stay away from most of the things that they listen to and do. I only listen to christian music nothing else. I dont watch alot of the shows they all watch. And sometimes I kinda feel out of the loop. i REALLY want to become a better Christian this year and i absolutely LOVE giving advice and i use God’s word to help me do that. But sometimes i get taken away from the right things and fall into the hole of bad things along with everyone else. I pray about this. I want to be a pure disciple of God. But i need help. Do you have any advice for me or anything at all, Nicole?????

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 16:59

      My advice is to keep looking here on Project Inspired everyday to help you keep your eyes on God, to see daily scriptures on my Facebook wall for Project Inspired, and you’ll stay motivated and inspired to do so! Also pray about it everyday, that you want to be closer. How do you want to become a ‘better Christian?” God already loves you more than you know, and He already knows you are trying your best! Nobody is perfect! I’m certainly not but I try! That’s the most important thing. πŸ˜‰

  15. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 22:02

    These sound fun to do, and will keep kids outta trouble. Did you make any of these up yourself?

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 16:47

      I didn’t, but the girl who wrote this Addy has! πŸ™‚ I’m going to try them out though!

  16. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 20:00

    Wow, this gave me a lotta ideas, thanks! πŸ™‚

  17. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 18:36

    These are some good Ideas,Nicole. I’ll try these with my two best friends. Did you and your friends play these games,Nicole?

    • Posted by Nicole on July 12, 2011 at 14:48

      this article was actually written by a blogger named Addy, we are fixing this right away so it says her name instead!

  18. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 18:26

    I totally wanna do number 1, 8, and 9 now haha!

  19. Posted by on July 11, 2011 at 18:17

    These all sound like so much fun! I want to try them all! Park-hopping sounds awesome πŸ™‚