Girls are multifaceted and enjoy a range of activities that reflect their personalities and trends in popular culture. While they still enjoy classic hobbies like reading and baking, there are many more active and creative things girls enjoy doing in their free time. They're turning to fashion design, team sports, imaginative crafts and online media to keep them busy and happy.
Sewing and Knitting
Aside from shopping, girls enjoy experimenting with their own fashion through creative means. Time-honored pastimes like sewing and knitting are no longer old-fashioned; they're fashionable. They allow girls to use their creativity to make their own clothes and develop their own style inexpensively.
Sports and Physical Activity
Girls enjoy staying fit, and there are numerous sports and activities they participate in during their free time. Girls love team sports like softball, soccer, volleyball, ice hockey and even rugby, as they provide a supportive and social environment for keeping in shape. Other physical activities that girls enjoy include yoga, dancing, Pilates, horseback riding and martial arts. Staying active and playing sports are part of a healthy lifestyle and are ideal ways for girls to spend their free time.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts allow girls to use their imagination to make one-of-a-kind items. There are various arts and crafts projects that girls enjoy, including scrapbooking, jewelry making, card making, painting and sculpting. While girls enjoy arts and crafts as a hobby, some enjoy it as a business as well. With online marketplaces specializing in handmade objects, girls have an accessible outlet to make a profit from doing what they love.
Blogging and Social Media
With an ever-increasing reliance on technology, the Internet is undoubtedly an integral part of a girl's life. Girls may use the Internet to chat with friends, do research for school or play games. Some also enjoy blogging, which allows them to write freely, express their thoughts and publish their creative writing online. Girls also use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace to stay in touch with friends, keep up to date with current affairs and listen to new music. Blogging and social media allow girls to develop an online persona and show off who they are.
Jenny Yu started her editorial career as a copy editor and business reporter in Vancouver in 2004. She also worked as a travel copywriter in London, and has written for Stockwatch and Trafalgar. Yu holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia.