What are the most suggested extracurricular activities for your teenagers?

What are the most suggested extracurricular activities for your teenagers?

In the busy world today, not only the adults but teenagers too find it hard coping up with the busy schedules. And getting involved in some sort of extracurricular activity we love is not just an addition to the schedule, it could be a stress buster, fun and added learning of something of our interest. The list is so huge including Table tennis, badminton, skating, arts, drama, music, dance, defense skills, swimming, Health groups, laughter clubs, NGOs, chess club, carrom club and so many things more to add.

They give us a chance to explore new interests and something that is not a part of the daily school curriculum. It may help them have more physical activity and learn new skills which could be useful to deal with the routine or everyday school chores. Many of these clubs help the child gain leadership qualities and being a part of these clubs help in the future admission process into other Universities and also receiving scholarships. The activities suggested the most for a teenager could be:

Sports: Sports will always be number 1 on the list. It’s a great way to improve your intellectual skills, every time you calculated ways to reach the goal, concentration power is improved, great physical exercise with lots of sweating and it is fun after an entire stressful day at school. Cricket, baseball, kho-kho, basketball, badminton, and volleyball are the most preferred sports at school and most of the coaching centers.

Performing Arts: There are arts like Dancing, acting or theatre drama. They bring fineness in the child’s skills and helps them achieve efficiency. The school schedules or modules barely concentrate on these skills and so the exclusive clubs help them improve their skills and knowledge of the chosen art. Many schools also put on plays and other performances that students can try out for. Other students may help build sets or make costumes. It also brings them with opportunities to perform on stage or be a part of a competition.


It’s a very vast concept. It has so many instruments, tuning, editing software, singing, and lyrics. It’s a growing business field and if your child has got any of this talent, start brushing it right away. Also, you would witness your kid enjoying it so much after a hectic day at school. Band and choir are popular at school whereas your child could join in a community group orchestra or a music group outside school. It helps improve with practice which is important in STEM items further in life.

teen playing music

Creative Art: Drawing, painting, sketching, pottery making or shading. There are clubs at school for these activities. If your child is good at crafts and likes to sit and practice his skills, this is the best place and the right age for him to spend time improving their knowledge.

Student Media And Student Government: These are two different groups but mostly inter-linked. From upper high school onwards, there may be students standing for elections, doing campaigns and promoting their group or themselves. Student media works to grab information about events, the yearbook preparation, school magazines, and advertisement. Often student government looks forward to student media for campaigning.

Children with interest in politics, leadership qualities or unique ideas for improvement are meant to be standing for a position in student government. And if your child loves making videos and audio clarities, writing articles, loves shooting and other such stuff, he is bound to love the student’s media.

teen hobby


Talents and hobbies are two different things. Talent is what you might be born with while a hobby is something you are interested in. Almost every school has a group of students for different hobbies for poetry, stitching, origami, photography and even cooking or simply salad making or even baking. They let you meet people with similar interests and could be a fun time for your child in school. It also teaches your kid to create a balanced work-life in the future as an adult and too many responsibilities.

There could be many other activities your child would love to be a part of. It would either be a good exercise for your brain or at least your body. Whatever it may be, it will surely be a stress buster, where your child enjoys and so never force your child with a particular involvement. Praise his/her dedication and constantly keep them motivated. Because that is how we all get to balance life and interests.

Summary: The suggested extra-curricular activities for teenagers are Sports, performing art, music, creative arts, hobby, student media, and student government.

The benefits of these extra-curricular activities are:
1. Make sure your child loves whatever extracurricular activity he takes up.
2. Choose it from the variety of lists be sports, arts, music, student clubs or hobbies.
3. It will not just enhance your efficiency but also the skills.
4. It also develops concentration, efficiency, discipline, team work, obedience, etc.
5. They also tend to develop leadership qualities.


Performing Arts


Student Media And Student Government

Talents and hobbies are two different things.

They also tend to develop leadership qualities


Malathi A Ganesh is a B. Com Graduate, NTT, M.A (Lit), PGDEA (PG in Education Administration), PGDCA (PG Diploma in Computer Application), DTE (Diploma in Teaching English), ICEPT (International Certificate in Education Preschool Teaching) from Singapore and B. Ed. She has been in the field of education for the past 20 years and has an experience of running her own pre-school She is the Founder & Director Academics of Smartkidz Educare India Pvt Ltd with 275+ play schools Pan India. She is an Educationist and a Child Psychologists by profession who wants to fulfill her dream of giving Quality Education to children in their earlier years. She is also into conducting positive parenting workshops, which talks about effective child rearing. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops in all her pre schools, schools and MNC’s.

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