Creative Hobbies to Try Over the Summer
By Maura Baker
With the summer coming up, many people (especially those who are in school) might be wondering what to do with their free time. There are many things you can do to pass the time over the summer, and picking up a new creative hobby can be a great thing to do, especially if you tend to be a smart and creative person, as so many people with learning differences are! Here are some ideas for hobbies to try this summer!
If you like to draw, or write, or both, either of these can be fun. All you have to do is draw or write something (like a poem) about something you see in nature, like flowers, trees, sand at the beach, etc.
Find Some New Hiking Spots
If you’re someone who likes to move around, going on a hike can be really fun. Try to go to a bunch of different hiking sights though, as changing the scenery up from time to time can make it even more fun!
Start a Little Garden
It can be a potted garden, or a garden in your yard. Either way, having plants around may brighten the mood, and it can be fun to have something to tend to everyday.
Get Into Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts can be a lot of fun, and you can make many projects out of it. For example, tie-dying clothes, making cards, and making collages are cool arts and crafts projects to try!
Learn How to Cook Some New Dishes
The summer months bring lots of food and flavors. Learning how to cook some new dishes using the variety of summer fruits and vegetables (and even the grill, if you like that sort of thing) can be lots of fun.
These are just a few hobbies that might be fun to do over the summer. The most important part of finding a hobby is finding something that you like to do and where you can shine, so consider this mainly when finding a hobby.