25 Best Hobbies for Teenage Girls (At Home and Outdoors)

Best Hobbies for Teenage Girls

Looking for fun hobbies as a teen girl to take up your time? Here are 25 hobbies for teenage girls, both at home and outdoors!

Before we start, you should note that hobbies are meant to be tried based on your personal interests. This is just a list of hobbies for you to get inspiration from and possibly pursue.

The list will be categorized between hobbies at home and hobbies outdoors. That way you can decide based on your preference.

Some of these hobbies may require a startup cost. They are usually no more than $100 or so if they do, but most of them are either very cheap or completely free.

Let’s get into the first section!

Hobbies for Teenage Girls at Home

Prefer to stay inside for your hobbies? Not a problem at all!

Here are a few options for you to consider that don’t require you to step a single foot out of the house…

1) Reading

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“32,000…..the number of breast augmentation surgeries that are performed in the U.S each month. The vast majority of those are on women under the age of 21. It’s rapidly becoming the most popular high school graduation gift given to young girls who are about to go off to college.” 

You can dip up interesting information like that along with numerous nuggets of…

  • Life-changing insights
  • Jaw-dropping explorations, experiences and experiments
  • Compelling stories and anecdotes

from a rich mine of books.

Read whatever inspires you, informs you and intrigues you.

Read voraciously and vastly. And your teenage years will be teeming with invaluable knowledge and wisdom.

As a teenage girl myself, I enjoy devouring non-fiction and mushy romance novels. What about you?

2) Journaling

As a teenage girl, you’re in a spiderweb of mood swings, inexplicable emotions and bizarre thoughts, right?

Well, vomit them in your journal. You’ll feel liberated, and comforted. Journaling is one of the best hobbies for teenage girls at home!

You’ve probably heard of or read “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”, right?

Anne Frank started writing in her diary when she turned 13. Her remarkable diary has become a world classic – a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

Well, your journal can also become a modern classic – portraying your fascinating teen experiences and memories.

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3) Play an Instrument

Since pre-teen, a friend of mine has spent her spare time happily learning and practicing one instrument after another.

By 16, she can play piano, ukulele, guitar and flute. (I know, that’s crazy.)

“Instruments are like a Porsche that drive me to a paradise of abundance, liberation, and fascination. Sometimes, I discover my true self in music and oftentimes, I let go and lose myself”, she once told me.

In case you need a rush of motivation and persuasion, here are 4 benefits to learning an instrument:

  • Improves memory and creativity
  • Produces patience and persistence
  • Reduces stress
  • Makes you smarter and happier

As you can see, you pick up a lot more than just the ability to play music!

4) Cooking

Learning to cook a variety of delicious, nutrient foodies is not only an engrossing, rewarding hobby but also a useful skill to have for teenage girls.

Spend your leisure sprinkling in dashes of love and care into your nourishing, hearty meals. And feed your hunger and pleasure.

Additionally, it’s a wonderful way to bond with your grandparents and parents, inheriting secret family recipes from them.

You can even revolutionize and invent your own scrumptious dishes.

Youtube is the ultimate resource that’ll teach you from basic to breathtaking cooking techniques.

5) Baking

Baking is a meditation in motion. 

It’s a relaxing and soothing hobby that requires your full attention and precision. 

Also, baking is a form of imaginative self-expression as you can embellish your cookies or cakes or whatever you’re baking.

With a couple of friends, a baking session can turn into a memorable, sociable, enjoyable experience.

I’m head over heels in love with the warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies although I cause a catastrophe whenever I try to make them. And you?

6) Sewing/Crocheting

Are you fond of creating stunningly simple and stylish clothes, repairing and refashioning old but gold ones on your own?

Take up the hobby of sewing/crocheting. Here are a few benefits to them:

  • Saves money
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Maintains proper posture
  • Contributes to the environment 

7) Making Jewelry

Teenage girls look super-duper cute in fancy jewelries. (Yes, that’s you.)

Wouldn’t it be fabulous if every necklace, bracelet, accessory and jewelry you wear radiates your personal touch, warmth, imagination and customization? 

Mixing and matching different materials and making your personalized jewelries from scratch is so relaxing and rewarding.  

Plus, you’ll never get stuck in a gift-giving rut. Your friends will appreciate your love and effort put into each beautiful bead.

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8) Art

Remember how we used to doodle and paint on walls as a kid? 

Shall we do that again? 

Pick up a brush and a paint set. And let your artistic soul run wild.

After a long, taxing school day, it’s great to relax and freshen your mind and body by drawing or painting. 

The next day, you’ll be all set to digest new lessons like a boa because art sharpens your memory retention and brings about positive emotions.

9) Candle Making

The hobby of candle making is aesthetically pleasing, refreshingly interesting and stunningly simple. 

Give it a shot! You won’t regret it.

Immerse yourself in the assortment of wax, wicks, colors, perfumes, essential oils and make some candles. The process is a surefire stress-reliever.

Also, your collection of candles will serve you well afterwards.

10) Blogging

My personally picked award for the best hobby for teenage girls goes to……blogging.

By consistently blogging, you’ll learn and master the art of…

  • Telling interesting stories
  • Packaging and polishing your blog posts attractively and effectively
  • Writing with enthusiasm, empathy and radiant generosity
  • SEO and other useful career oriented knowledge

This’ll make you enjoy writing academic essays, assignments and scoring glowing marks on them.

And start blogging about whatever makes your heart sing and brings you to life. 

Along the journey, you’ll stumble upon various opportunities and connections.

11) Origami

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, is one of the most fruitful and fun hobbies for teenage girls at home.

It sneakily strengthens a diverse range of vital skills for students:

  • Logical and sequential thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Fractions
  • Geometry
  • Creativity
  • Focus, 
  • Retention, 
  • Concentration

You can get creative and craft your own models. Or follow a litany of tutorials on the internet. 

It’s amazing and gratifying how many shapes a piece of paper can be transformed into.

12) Learn a New Language

“A language is not just a body of vocabulary or a set of grammatical rules. A language is a flash of the human spirit. It’s a vehicle through which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a watershed, a thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities.” –Wade Davis

As a summertime hobby, pick up a new language you genuinely love and want to learn. 

Without a strong connection to your fresh language, you’re going to lose motivation and the learning will fizzle out like an engine sputtering out of gas.

Here are a few tips for learning a new language:

  • Digest new words with flashcards
  • Take notes
  • Make aesthetic grammar diagrams
  • Speak to native friends
  • Read short stories
  • Glimpse into the culture through movies and songs
  • Immerse your soul, mind, and body in the language

This hobby is also something that can be done for a long time and continued throughout many years as you advance!

13) Online Tutoring

What if I say you can have an effective and enjoyable experience of ingesting your lessons?

Awesome, right! But how? Well, by tutoring!

You’ll gain a profound, solidified understanding of a complex concept when you try to simplify and explain it to someone.

If you’re academically amazing and hardworking, tutoring can definitely be a mesh of leisure hobby and part-time job.

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Outdoor Hobbies for Teenage Girls

Indoor hobbies are great for occupying our time when we’re feeling lazy, but being at home all day can be quite frustrating.

If you’d prefer to get outside more and find something to do outside of your house, here are a few hobbies to consider…

14) Gardening

Your garden is an oasis that’ll quench your thirst for love of green nature. 

Imagine this:

Rays of sunshine are stroking you gently. Birds are singing sweetly, trees dancing, and the breeze blowing.

The sky is blue and crystal clear. What’ll you do on this beautiful day?

How about getting outside and gardening? 

  • Nurturing lavenders and roses 
  • Watering plants
  • Growing organic fruits and veggies

This will absolutely lighten and brighten your mood. It’ll keep you active and energized, too.

One day, you’ll look back at your scenic and abundant garden and call it your “treasure trove”.

15) Photography

Photography is one of the most exciting outdoor hobbies for teenage girls!

You don’t need an expensive camera gear to get into the hobby of photography. Even a smartphone can do wonders.

Capture your wild teenage memories. 

Discover and appreciate the beauty, characterful details and fascination of things, nature, and people through your camera lens.

Enjoy learning about the science and delicate art of light, color, moment, composition, distance and a wealth of elements that portray a phenomenal photo.

16) Thrifting

Is fashion your mojo and vintage clothes your gusto? 

If YES, you’ll love going thrifting as much as my mom loves drinking 4 mugs of coffee every day.

Once, I was rummaging through my local thrift store and found a designer dress that would normally sell for about $90 for only $10. Score!

By thrifting, you’re also doing good deeds because 

  1. Your purchase may go to a charity
  2. Thrift shopping is environmentally friendly

Also, you’ll save money and maintain a unique clothing style by thrifting. 

17) Sports

We can’t just be drowning in a sea of studying. 

And neither can we waste our whole leisure chilling with Netflix and popping corn.

It’s depressing and boring.

Let’s add some spices and richness to our teenage lives. How?

By playing sports! Here are a few sports to get into:

  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

You’ll be amazed and captivated by the numerous benefits playing sports can offer:

  • Academic performance
  • Discipline
  • Diverse social connections
  • Resilience
  • Leadership skills
  • Teamwork
  • Sleep quality
  • Joy

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18) Hiking

Wanna savor the breathtaking beauty of mother nature while having a deluge of delight?

Well, try out hiking! 

Hiking with friends creates lots of laughter, games, deep conversations and marvelous memories.

Of course, you can go solo hiking. And connect with nature in a special, wholehearted way.

Indeed, hiking is nourishing and refreshing to your mind, body and soul. 

If you are an exploration and adventuring addict, hiking can become your second oxygen, so meaningful and essential.

19) Pottery

The soft and soothing clay is calling your name. Pottery is one of the best outdoor hobbies for teenage girls!

Shape the clay into a beautiful, sculptural, and functional masterpiece.

Here are a few amazing benefits to learning pottery…

  • The freedom to unleash your creativity
  • An improvement of self-expression, confidence and spontaneity
  • An eradication of stress
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Build strength

The ancient art form of pottery making is a novel hobby for modern teenage girls to dive into.

20) Volunteer

Firstly, identify your interests, passions and obsessions.

Next, search for an organization to volunteer with that appeals to your personal interests.

Then, have unbridled fun by…

  • Expanding your network and building profound relationships
  • Developing invaluable skills (e.g Time management)
  • Learning more about your community
  • Experiencing new things
  • Helping people with compassion

Plus, taking on a wide range of volunteering activities as a high school girl will help you tremendously when applying for scholarships or getting into Ivy league schools.

Good luck!

21) Paddle Boarding

Does just seeing the word “paddle boarding” make you fidget with exhilaration? 

On a sunny day, you’re soaking in vitamin D, fresh air and nature. And paddle boarding through the crystal clear cold water.

As you’re paddling, you’re also doing a full cardio workout. Burn your calories, baby!

Learning how to SUP (stand up paddle board) is both challenging and fun. Once you get the hang of it, it’ll become a breeze.

If you want to triple the fun and excitement, go paddle boarding with your friends or family!

22) Rollerblading

Grab a pair of rollerblades and roll the stress away.

Tone up our arms and legs as we try to maintain balance and momentum.

Look effortlessly cool rollerblading in nature.

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23) Selling Crafts

My younger sister makes squishy, fluffy slime. It’s her obsession and relaxation.

Slowly, Her home-made slimes amount to a mountain. 

So, she decided to hop on TikTok and start selling them. She sold for $100 in a few weeks. And had so much fun connecting with a bunch of teen sellers.

Yeah….selling crafts is a convenient, profitable, and enjoyable hobby for teenage girls.

24) Yoga

Outdoor yoga classes are emerging in the parks. 

It’s a nice hobby and exercise to improve your strength, flexibility, breathing and sleep quality.

But, be careful when you’re doing the “child’s pose”. Because I once accidentally let out an enormously loud and long fart (in a yoga class of 15 people).

25) Camping 

Once in a while, unplug from distractions and jam-packed study schedules. 

Let’s go camping and get in touch with nature and wildlife.

Camping in a leafy, friendly park (or even a forest) is a crucial ingredient for your inner peace and happiness to flourish.

Plus, dishes prepared in an open fire are intoxicatingly delicious. 

Up to 2 a.m, in front of the campfire, gazing at the sky shimmering with stars, conversing with friends or family is so precious and unforgettable.


Hopefully these 25 hobbies for teenage girls gave you some inspiration to get started on your next activity. Who knows? Maybe one day you’ll turn that hobby into a career!

Which hobby are you going to try?

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions leave them down below. Thanks for reading!

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  3. I loved reading this article. I’ve been searching for new hobbies for myself, especially outdoor ones. I mostly do reading and journaling already, but they’re things I do alone, I love doing activities with friends. Thanks for this article, I will be trying some of the hobbies!

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