Try These Five Activities Before School Starts Up Again

Try These Five Activities Before School Starts Up Again

Personal Growth

June 25, 2021

This summer marks the beginning of the end of Coronavirus. With a years-worth of staying inside and social distancing, it's finally time to enjoy whatever summer brings! With that in mind, here are a few things that would take your summer to the next level.

#1: Make a Bucket List

This option can be anything that you would like. What do you want to try or learn this summer? Do you like new, exciting things?

Or do you prefer to relax by the poolside? Make a bucket list of things you look forward to doing with your free time.

Remember, none of these things need to be educational or practical (unless you enjoy learning, in which case, you do you!). Be as creative as you want! Your activities do not have to be major landmark events. They can be as small as trying a new restaurant!

Examples of things you can do include pottery, Making ice cream, Renting a Tandem bike

You may even want to involve your friends in your bucket list creation! It's always fun to do things with others, so collaborate with others to make the best list possible!

#2: Plan A Themed Summer Party

Now, this is an incredibly fun option for those looking to bond with friends in a non-basic way. The theme of the party can be whatever you'd like and throwing it certainly doesn't have to break the bank. This activity is all about being creative. I mean look at the watermelon Shrek!

You might be inspired by your favorite TV show or book series. Encourage guests to dress the part and try to make party favors and food-related to the theme.

#3: Read A Book Outside Your Comfort Zone

Reading has many benefits: Improves vocabulary, concentration, and has been found to fight mental illnesses, such as depression. If you're not much of a reader, don't worry! Start off with a shorter book that you may not have tried before. Ask a friend to recommend a book, or head to a book store and select a random book.

If you have a genre that you've been interested in trying for a while, now is your chance! Who knows, you may even find a new favorite genre!

#4: Visit An Unexplored Place

Visit a place you've never been to! It doesn't have to be far at all, oftentimes, there are places in our own hometowns that we haven't been to for some reason. There may be a ton of things in your very own backyard that are worth exploring. Make sure to try new foods and hit up local stores while you're there!

Try to support small businesses when you can. They are incredibly deserving of support and hardly get enough love. You may even stumble upon a newfound gem!

#5: Try Cooking/Baking A New Food

There's always something enthralling about making something from scratch. It's entirely your own creation and your mastery of the recipe is delicious to try! If you enjoy a recipe from a specific restaurant, try to recreate it in your own kitchen! It may not be the exact same, but you can adjust it to fit your liking.

All in all, your summer are entirely what you make it. They can be the best times to grow, learn, and have fun! Enjoy yourselves and make sure to stay safe!

Harshita Bathina
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Harshita Bathina is a high school senior in the Bay Area. She enjoys all things creative, especially writing! In her free time, she loves to bowl, play tennis, and spend time with her family. She aspires to research microbiology whilst also delving into the many calamities that our world faces.