72+ Activities For 10 Year Olds (Printables + Reels)

Hey there, 10-year-olds! Are you ready for some awesome adventures? Well, get ready because we’ve got a bunch of cool activities just for you! At 10, you’re full of energy and curiosity, and you’re eager to try new things.

Whether you’re into outdoor fun or indoor games, there’s something for everyone. So grab your friends, and let’s explore a world of excitement and laughter!

From building forts to solving puzzles, the possibilities are endless. You can get creative with arts and crafts or go on thrilling scavenger hunts. Plus, there’s nothing like a friendly game of soccer or basketball to get your heart pumping.

Explore the mysteries of science with fun science activities, or express your creativity through paint activities and drawing activities. So, let’s get started on an unforgettable journey of fun and discovery!

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Activities For 10 Year Olds

Birthday Cap Making Activity

Birthday Cap Making Activity

The Birthday Cap Making activity is a creative way for kids to get involved in party preparations. This activity allows children to design and decorate their own party hats, adding a personal touch to birthday celebrations.

Materials: Construction paper or cardstock, scissors, a glue stick, and tape. Additionally, gather decorative items like stickers, glitter, pom-poms, and an elastic string or ribbon.

How to Do:

  1. Begin by cutting a semicircle from the colored construction paper or cardstock. The size of the semicircle will determine the size of the cap.
  2. Roll the semicircle into a cone shape and secure the edges with glue or tape.
  3. Add decorative items like stickers, glitter, or pom-poms to make the cap more festive and fun.
  4. Attach an elastic string or ribbon to the sides of the cap to create a chin strap. This will help keep the cap in place when worn.

Painting Activity

Painting Activity

The Painting activity is a wonderful way for kids to express their creativity and emotions through art. This activity allows children to experiment with colors, shapes, and textures, fostering their artistic skills and imagination.

Materials: Watercolor paints, paintbrushes, thick paper, a water cup, and a palette.

How to Do:

  1. Provide your child with paper and a selection of watercolor paints.
  2. Encourage your child to choose colors and dip their paintbrush into the water, then into the paint, and start painting on the paper.
  3. Let your child experiment with different brush strokes and techniques, such as blending colors, creating washes, or adding details.

Rocket Model Activity

Rocket Model Activity

The Rocket Model activity is an exciting project for kids who are fascinated by space and rockets. This hands-on activity allows children to build and decorate their own rocket models, sparking their imagination and interest in space exploration.

Materials: Empty toilet paper rolls, colored construction paper, scissors, a glue stick, tape, markers, and decorative items like stickers and glitter.

How to Do:

  1. Begin by covering the empty toilet paper roll with colored construction paper. Use glue to secure the paper around the roll.
  2. Cut out a cone shape from the construction paper to create the rocket’s top. Roll the cone shape into a point and secure it with tape or glue. Attach the cone to one end of the toilet paper roll.
  3. Cut out four triangle shapes from the construction paper to make the rocket’s fins. Glue the fins to the base of the rocket, evenly spaced around the roll.
  4. Use markers, crayons, or other decorative items to add details to the rocket, such as windows, doors, and designs.

Fun Ball Frenzy Activity

Fun Ball Frenzy Activity

The Fun Ball Frenzy activity is an engaging game that kids will love. This activity helps improve hand-eye coordination and encourages teamwork and friendly competition.

Materials: Plastic balls in various colors, construction paper, cups, and a bottle cap.

How to Do:

  1. Set up the activity by placing several cups on a table or flat surface. Arrange them in a row.
  2. Cut the construction paper into two strips and glue each end to the other. Now, stick the bottle cap into the paper. Your kid will use this as a spoon or a scoop.
  3. Let your kid use the spoon to transfer as many balls as possible into the cups.
  4. Start the game and encourage the children to use their spoons to scoop up the balls and carefully place them into the cups.

Bouncing Ball Activity

Bouncing Ball Activity

The Bouncing Ball activity is a fun game that helps kids improve their coordination and concentration. This simple yet engaging activity involves bouncing balls into cups, making it perfect for a fun-filled afternoon.

Materials: Cardboard, scissors, glue, paper cups, and small balls or ping pong balls.

How to Do:

  1. Cut the cardboard into a rectangular shape and glue the paper cups onto it.
  2. Place the balls inside one of the cups.
  3. Instruct the child to bounce the balls one at a time into the cups, aiming to get the balls into the cups.

Cuddling Your Little Siblings Activity

Cuddling Your Little Siblings Activity

The Cuddling Your Little Siblings activity is a heartwarming way for children to bond with their younger siblings. This activity fosters affection, trust, and a sense of security, making it perfect for family bonding time.

Need: Comfortable space.

How to Do:

  1. Find a comfortable and safe space where both children can sit or lie down together.
  2. Encourage the older sibling to gently hold and cuddle their younger sibling.
  3. To make the moment even more special, the older sibling can read a book, sing a song, or simply talk to the younger sibling.

Paper Spinner Making Activity

Paper Spinner Making Activity

The Paper Spinner Making activity is a creative project that kids will love. This fun craft allows children to make their own colorful paper spinners that they can play with and show off to their friends.

Materials: Colored construction paper.

How to Do:

  1. Cut construction paper into a square.
  2. Fold it in Half.
  3. Fold Half Again.
  4. Now, Fold half again transversely.
  5. With the closed edge of the paper facing you, fold the left side up to make a triangle and the right side down to do the same. Repeat with the other piece of paper.
  6. Follow the same process with another paper.
  7. Starting with the rightmost triangle on the bottom piece, fold it into the center. Continue folding each triangle clockwise into the center.
  8. Take the final fold and tuck it into the pocket created by the first fold. Lift the pocket slightly if needed to fit it in.
  9. Follow the same process with another paper.
  10. Fold along the creases to make the spinner less flat and help it spin better.

Stone Painting Activity

Stone Painting Activity

The Stone Painting activity is an artistic project that allows kids to transform ordinary stones into colorful pieces of art. This creative activity is perfect for developing fine motor skills and encouraging imagination.

Materials: Smooth, clean stones and acrylic paints are used, along with paintbrushes and a water container.

How to Do:

  1. Start by selecting smooth, clean stones. Wash and dry them if necessary to ensure a clean surface for painting.
  2. Set up your painting area with the stones, acrylic paints, paintbrushes, water container, and paper towels.
  3. Begin painting your stones with various designs, patterns, or even tiny pictures.
  4. Allow the paint to dry completely before handling the stones. If desired, use markers to add finer details once the paint is dry.

Paper Flower Making Activity

Paper Flower Making Activity

The Paper Flower Making activity is a creative project that allows kids to craft beautiful flowers using simple materials. This activity is perfect for enhancing fine motor skills and encouraging artistic expression.

Materials: Colored paper or cardstock, scissors, and glue are used for crafting. Green pipe cleaners or straws serve as stems.

How to Do:

  1. Start by selecting colored paper or cardstock. You can use different colors for variety.
  2. Cut the paper into different shapes such as petals, leaves, and flower centers. You can draw the shapes first and then cut them out.
  3. Assemble the flowers by gluing the petals around the flower center. You can layer the petals to create a more realistic look.
  4. Attach the flower to a green pipe cleaner or straw to create the stem. If using a pipe cleaner, you can twist it to secure the flower.

Paper and Straw Activity

Paper and Straw Activity

The Paper and Straw Activity is a simple game that challenges children to use their breath to move small pieces of paper using a straw. This activity is great for developing oral motor skills and can be a lot of fun in a competitive or cooperative setting.

Materials: Straws, small pieces of paper, and paper plates or a flat surface.

How to Do:

  1. Cut the paper into small squares or shapes.
  2. Place the paper pieces on a paper plate or flat surface.
  3. Each child gets a straw. They can sit or stand around the table with their paper pieces in front of them.
  4. The objective is to move the paper pieces from one side of the plate to the other using only their breath through the straw.

Garden Pinwheel Activity

Garden Pinwheel Activity

The Garden Pinwheel Activity is a delightful craft project that combines creativity and outdoor fun. This activity is perfect for a sunny day in the garden and helps children develop fine motor skills and an understanding of wind energy.

Materials: Square-shaped colored paper, push pins, and either straws or wooden dowels.

How to Do:

  1. Start with a square piece of colored paper. Using a ruler and pencil, draw diagonal lines from each corner to the center, but do not cut all the way to the center. Leave about 1 inch uncut in the middle.
  2. Cut along the lines towards the center, stopping before you reach the middle.
  3. Fold every other corner into the center of the square and secure them with a small dot of glue or tape. You should now have a pinwheel shape.
  4. Push a pin through the center where all the points meet and then into the top of a straw or wooden dowel. Be careful not to push it too tight so the pinwheel can spin freely.

Foosball Playing Activity

Foosball Playing Activity

The Foosball Playing Activity is a fantastic way to bring the excitement of soccer indoors. This tabletop game is perfect for kids who enjoy fast-paced, competitive play.

Materials: A foosball table and foosball balls, with players or teams participating in the game.

How to Do:

  1. Set up your foosball table in a suitable location where players have enough room to move around.
  2. Each player should practice moving the rods smoothly and quickly, aiming to both defend their goal and score on the opponent.
  3. Start the game by serving the ball through the serving hole. Players take turns doing this.
  4. The game continues until one team scores a predetermined number of goals, typically 5 or 10, to win the match.
  5. Remember to switch sides after each game to keep the play fair and balanced.

DIY Paper Binoculars Activity

DIY Paper Binoculars Activity

The Bird Binoculars Activity is a lovely craft that sparks the imagination in children. It’s a playful way to introduce them to birdwatching and exploration, even if it’s just pretend.

Materials: Two toilet paper rolls or construction papers, colorful washi tape, glue stick or child-safe glue, googly eyes, pink paper for the beak, string to hang the binoculars around the neck, scissors (to be used with adult supervision).

How to Do:

  1. Made rolls through construction papers and secure them with glue.
  2. Decorate the rolls with colorful washi tape.
  3. Glue the two rolls together side by side to form the binoculars.
  4. Cut out wings from the yellow paper and glue them to the sides of the binoculars.
  5. Attach the googly eyes and the pink paper beak to the front of the binoculars.
  6. Punch holes at the outer sides of each roll and tie the string to them so the binoculars can be worn around the neck.

Letter to Santa Activity

Letter to Santa Activity

letters to Santa is a cherished tradition that allows children to communicate their Christmas wishes directly to the North Pole. It’s a fun way for them to practice their writing skills and express their hopes for the holiday season.

Materials: Festive letter template or stationery, pens, pencils, markers, optional stickers or stamps for decoration, envelope for mailing.

How to Do:

  1. Begin the letter with a greeting to Santa.
  2. Introduce yourself and share how you’ve behaved this year.
  3. List the gifts you’d like to receive, being as clear and specific as possible.
  4. Include a thank you to Santa for considering your wishes.
  5. Sign your name at the end of the letter.
  6. Decorate the letter with drawings, stickers, or stamps.
  7. Place the letter in the envelope and address it to Santa at the North Pole.

Sewing Activity

Sewing Activity

The Sewing Activity is a great way for kids to learn basic sewing skills. It helps them be creative and learn to follow patterns while working with different textures.

Materials: Burlap or another fabric with a loose weave, a large, blunt needle, and colorful yarn or thick thread.

How to Do:

  1. Prepare the fabric by stretching it across a frame or securing it in a hoop to keep it taut.
  2. Thread the needle with a length of yarn or thread, tying a knot at the end.
  3. Describe basic sewing techniques such as running stitch, cross stitch, or backstitch.
  4. Encourage your child to practice these stitches, creating simple patterns or shapes on the fabric.
  5. As they work, discuss the names of the stitches and how they can be used in various sewing projects.

Kite Making Activity

Kite Making Activity

This colorful and fun kite-making activity allows children to create their own kites using simple materials. It’s a wonderful way to improve their crafting skills and enjoy some outdoor fun.

Materials: Colored construction paper, glue or tape, and scissors.

How to Do:

  1. Place the colored construction paper in front of your child. Explain that they will be making their own kite.
  2. Help your child cut the paper into a diamond shape, which will be the body of the kite.
  3. Tie a piece of string to the point where the sticks cross, leaving enough length for the kite to fly. Decorate the kite with additional pieces of paper, stickers, or drawings to make it unique.

Bookmark Making Activity

Bookmark Making Activity

This creative and fun bookmark-making activity allows children to design their own bookmarks using simple materials. It’s a fantastic way to encourage reading and add a personal touch to their books.

Materials: Colored construction paper or cardstock, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue or tape, and decorative items such as stickers, googly eyes, glitter, etc.

How to Do:

  1. Place the colored construction paper or cardstock in front of your child. Explain that they will be making their own bookmarks.
  2. Help your child cut the paper into small squares or other fun shapes that can be used as bookmarks.
  3. Encourage your child to decorate their bookmarks using markers, crayons, or colored pencils. They can draw characters, patterns, or write their names.
  4. Add any decorative items like stickers, googly eyes, or glitter to make the bookmarks unique and colorful. Use glue or tape to attach these items.

Igloo Making Activity

Igloo Making Activity

The ‘Igloo Making Activity’ is a fun project where kids work together to build small igloos using different materials.

Materials: Cotton balls for snow, plastic or paper cups to form the igloo’s dome, and additional decorative elements such as craft penguins and a tiny snowman made from playdough or cotton balls.

How to Do:

  1. Use half of a plastic or paper cup as the base of the igloo, cutting a small entrance for added realism.
  2. Glue cotton balls or white craft foam around the cup to create the igloo’s structure.
  3. Decorate the surrounding base with cotton to resemble snow and place your craft penguins and snowman around the igloo.
  4. Add a small festive tree to complete the winter scene.

Jewelry Making Activity

Jewelry Making Activity

This fun and creative jewelry-making activity allows children to design their own necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. It’s a fantastic way to enhance their crafting skills and express their creativity.

Materials: Colored clay or polymer clay, string or yarn, scissors, and earring hooks.

How to Do:

  1. Place the colored clay or polymer clay in front of your child.
  2. Help your child shape the clay into various forms such as beads, pendants, and charms. They can create different shapes like fruits, circles, or abstract designs.
  3. Once the shapes are ready, make small holes in the beads and pendants so they can be threaded onto the string.
  4. Thread the beads and pendants onto the string or yarn to create necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings. Use earring hooks for making earrings. Secure the ends of the string with knots to finish the jewelry pieces.

Read a Comic Activity

Read a Comic Activity

This enjoyable reading activity encourages children to explore the world of comics. It’s a great way to make reading fun and improve literacy skills.

Materials: A variety of comic books or graphic novels, along with a cozy reading area furnished with bookmarks.

How to Do:

  1. Place a selection of comic books or graphic novels in front of your child. Explain that they will be reading comics, which combine pictures and words to tell a story.
  2. Help your child choose a comic book that interests them. Make sure they are comfortable in a cozy reading space.
  3. Encourage your child to read through the comic book, enjoying the colorful illustrations and engaging storylines. They can use bookmarks to keep their place.

Penstand Making Activity

Penstand Making Activity

This creative penstand-making activity allows children to design their own pen holders using simple materials. It’s a fun way to organize their stationery and develop their crafting skills.

Materials: Colored paper or cardstock, scissors, glue or tape, and a straw.

How to Do:

  1. Place the colored paper or cardstock in front of your child. Explain that they will be making their own penstand.
  2. Help your child cut the paper into strips. These strips will be used to create a woven pattern around the base.
  3. Wrap the strips of paper around the empty tin can or cardboard tube, weaving them in and out to create a pattern. Secure the ends with glue or tape.
  4. Once the weaving is complete, ensure all the strips are securely attached. Your child can add additional decorations like stickers or drawings to personalize their penstand.

Chess Playing Activity

Chess Playing Activity

The Chess playing activity is a great way to develop strategic thinking and problem-solving skills in kids. Chess is a classic game that challenges the mind and enhances cognitive abilities, making it both fun and educational.

Materials: A chessboard and chess pieces.

How to Do:

  1. Set up the chessboard with the pieces in their correct starting positions.
  2. Explain the basic rules of chess to your child, including how each piece moves and the objective of the game.
  3. Take turns moving the pieces according to the rules, aiming to checkmate the opponent’s king.
  4. Encourage your child to think ahead and plan their moves strategically to outsmart their opponent.

I Spy Summer Activity

I Spy Summer Activity

This exciting and educational I Spy Summer activity helps children develop their observation and counting skills. It’s a fun way to keep them engaged and entertained while learning.

Materials: Printed I Spy Summer worksheet or for that you can use our printable, and pencils.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed I Spy Summer worksheet in front of your child. Explain that they need to find and count the various summer-themed items on the sheet.
  2. Encourage your child to look carefully at the worksheet and spot the items listed at the bottom of the page.
  3. As they find each item, they can color it in and keep track of how many they have found by writing the number next to the corresponding picture at the bottom.

Cloud Math Activity

Cloud Math Activity

This engaging Cloud Math activity helps children practice rounding numbers to the nearest ten. It’s a fun way to reinforce their math skills and make learning enjoyable.

Materials: A printed Cloud Math worksheet, a pencil, and an eraser.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Cloud Math worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to look at each number and find the two tens it falls between.
  3. Show them how to round the number down to the nearest ten.

Maze Activity

Maze Activity

This fun maze activity helps children develop their problem-solving skills and spatial awareness. It’s a great way to keep them engaged and entertained.

Materials: A printed maze worksheet or simply use our printable, a pencil, and an eraser.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Maze worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to use a pencil to trace a path through the maze. If they make a mistake, they can use an eraser to correct it and try a different route.
  3. Let your child take their time to find the correct path, offering guidance if needed. Celebrate when they successfully complete the maze.

Football Activity

Football Activity

Football is a fantastic activity for children to develop their motor skills, coordination, and teamwork. It’s an exciting game that keeps kids active and engaged while having fun outdoors.

Materials: Football and open space.

How to Do:

  1. Find an open space where your child can kick the football around safely.
  2. Give your child a football and explain the basic rules of football, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting.
  3. Show them how to dribble the ball by tapping it lightly with their feet while moving forward.
  4. Encourage them to practice passing the ball back and forth with a friend or family member.

Chores Card Activity

Chores Card Activity

This interactive chores card activity teaches children responsibility and the importance of contributing to household tasks. It’s a great way to make chores fun and manageable.

Materials: A printed Chores Card worksheet and pencils.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Chores Card worksheet in front of your child. Explain that each box represents a different chore they can help with around the house.
  2. Encourage your child to choose a few chores to complete each day.
  3. Once they finish a chore, they can mark it off with a colored pencil, marker, or sticker.

Thanks Giving Note Activity

Thanks Giving Note Activity

This heartfelt Thanksgiving Note activity helps children express gratitude and appreciate the good things in their lives. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Materials: A printed Thanksgiving Note worksheet and a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Thanksgiving Note worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to fill in each prompt on the worksheet, reflecting on what they appreciate most in their life. They can write about family, friends, favorite activities, or anything else that makes them happy.
  3. Once they have filled out the worksheet, they can use colored pencils or markers to decorate it and add personal touches.

Word Scramble Activity

Word Scramble Activity

This educational word scramble activity helps children improve their spelling and problem-solving skills by unscrambling letters to form words. It’s a great way to enhance their vocabulary and critical thinking.

Materials: A printed word scramble worksheet or printout our printable for the same, and a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Word Scramble worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to look at each scrambled word and try to figure out the correct word by rearranging the letters.
  3. As they solve each word, they can write the correct word in the space provided next to the scrambled letters.

Skate Boarding Activity

Skate Boarding Activity

This exciting skateboarding activity helps children develop their balance, coordination, and confidence. It’s a fun way to stay active and learn new skills outdoors.

Materials: Skateboard and Smooth, flat surface for riding.

How to Do:

  1. Find a smooth, flat surface like a driveway or a quiet street for riding.
  2. Show your child how to place one foot on the front part of the wave skateboard and the other on the back.
  3. Teach them to wiggle their hips and shift their weight to make the skateboard move forward.

Word Search Activity

Word Search Activity

In this “Word Search Activity,” children can improve their vocabulary and spelling skills while having fun finding hidden words. This activity is perfect for improving concentration and attention to detail.

Materials: A word search puzzle printable and either a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Print out a word search puzzle that includes a list of words to find. Ensure the puzzle is appropriate for your child’s reading level.
  2. Provide your child with a pencil or pen to circle the words they find.
  3. Let your child find and circle all the words listed below the puzzle. Encourage your child to scan the rows and columns carefully.
  4. Let your child start searching for the words, guiding them to look for the first letter of each word and then check the surrounding letters. Remind them that words can be hidden in various directions, including horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

Find The Difference Activity

Find The Difference Activity

This fun Find The Difference activity helps children develop their observation and attention-to-detail skills by identifying differences between two similar pictures. It’s a great way to keep them entertained and sharp.

Materials: A printed Find The Difference worksheet and a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Find The Difference worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to look carefully at both pictures, comparing them to spot any differences. These could be changes in colors, missing items, or different shapes.
  3. As they find each difference, they can circle it with a pencil or pen. For added fun, they can use colored pencils or markers to make it more colorful.

Scavenger Hunt Activity

Scavenger Hunt Activity

This exciting Scavenger Hunt activity helps children develop their observation and problem-solving skills by searching for specific items. It’s a fun way to encourage exploration and engagement in their surroundings.

Materials: A printed scavenger hunt worksheet and a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Scavenger Hunt worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to explore their environment, looking for the items on the list. This could be around the house, in the classroom, or outdoors, depending on where you are conducting the scavenger hunt.
  3. As your child finds each item, they can tick the corresponding box on the worksheet. Encourage them to keep track of how many items they have found and how many are left.

Hopscotch Activity

Hopscotch Activity

This classic hopscotch activity helps children develop their coordination, balance, and motor skills while having fun. It’s a wonderful way to encourage physical activity and play outdoors.

Materials: Chalk and small stones.

How to Do:

  1. Use the chalk to draw a hopscotch grid on the ground, numbering the squares from one to nine.
  2. They need to throw a small stone or marker onto the first square.
  3. Hop through the grid on one foot, skipping the square with the stone.
  4. Pick up the stone on the way back, still hopping on one foot. Repeat the process.

Crossword Puzzle Activity

Crossword Puzzle Activity

This educational crossword puzzle activity helps children improve their vocabulary and spelling skills while learning about family members. It’s a great way to engage their minds and have fun with words.

Materials: A printed crossword puzzle worksheet and a pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Crossword Puzzle worksheet in front of your child.
  2. Encourage your child to look at each picture and think about the family member it represents (e.g., mother, father, siblings).
  3. As they figure out each word, they can write it in the corresponding boxes on the crossword grid.

Lunch Box Notes Activity

Lunch Box Notes Activity

This heartwarming Lunch Box Notes activity helps parents and children connect through personalized notes in their lunch boxes. It’s a great way to brighten their day and encourage positive messages.

Materials: A printed Lunch Box Notes worksheet, scissors, and a pen or marker.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Lunch Box Notes worksheet in front of you.
  2. Use scissors to carefully cut out each note from the worksheet.
  3. Personalize each note with a pen or marker by adding a special message, drawing, or encouraging words. You can also leave the notes as they are if they already contain uplifting messages.
  4. Place one note in your child’s lunch box each day to surprise and encourage them during their lunch break.

Watering Plant Activity

Watering Plant Activity

This simple watering plant activity teaches children about the importance of caring for plants and the environment. It’s a great way to develop responsibility and a love for nature.

Materials: Water plants with a watering can or spray bottle.

How to Do:

  1. Provide your child with a watering can or spray bottle filled with water.
  2. Take your child to the plants or garden area. Show them how to gently water the plants, making sure to give each plant enough water without overwatering.
  3. Encourage your child to water the plants regularly, checking the soil to see if it is dry and needs watering.

Math Activity

Math Activity

This engaging math activity worksheet helps children practice various math skills, including counting, subtraction, ordering numbers, and simple arithmetic. It’s a fun way to reinforce their math knowledge and boost their confidence.

Materials: A math activity worksheet and either a pen or pencil.

How to Do:

  1. Print out a math activity worksheet with various exercises such as counting, subtraction, ordering numbers, and solving word problems.
  2. Sit down with your child and go through each question on the worksheet. Encourage them to read the instructions carefully and think about each problem.
  3. Guide your child in solving the problems, starting with easier questions and gradually moving to more challenging ones. Use a pencil so they can erase and correct any mistakes.

Back To School Checklist Activity

Back To School Checklist Activity

This organized Back To School Checklist activity helps children and parents prepare for the new school year by ensuring they have all the necessary supplies and documents. It’s a great way to make the back-to-school transition smooth and stress-free.

Materials: A printed Back To School Checklist worksheet and pencil or pen.

How to Do:

  1. Print out or create a back to school checklist that includes categories like school supplies, lunch supplies, clothing, and school documents.
  2. Sit down with your child and go through the checklist together. Discuss each item and why it is important for school.
  3. Let your child go through the checklist and tick off the things that they have done.

Cycling Activity

Cycling Activity

This fun cycling activity helps children develop their physical fitness, balance, and coordination. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and promote an active lifestyle.

Materials: Bicycle and safe riding area.

How to Do:

  1. Ensure your child has a properly fitting bicycle.
  2. Find a safe area for riding, such as a park or quiet street.
  3. Show your child how to mount the bicycle and start pedaling.
  4. Encourage them to ride around, practicing turning and stopping safely.

Super Hero Bingo Cards Activity

Super Hero Bingo Cards Activity

This exciting Super Hero Bingo Cards activity helps children develop their observation and matching skills while having fun. It’s a great way to enjoy a game with a superhero theme.

Materials: Printed Super Hero Bingo cards, scissors, and markers or bingo chips.

How to Do:

  1. Place the printed Super Hero Bingo Cards in front of you. Use scissors to cut out the individual superhero cards.
  2. Mix the individual superhero cards and place them in a stack or a container. One person will be the caller who picks and announces the superheroes one by one.
  3. As the caller announces each superhero, players look for the matching superhero on their bingo cards and mark it with a marker or place a bingo chip on it.
  4. The first player to mark off a complete row, column, or diagonal on their bingo card shouts “Bingo!” and wins the game.

Write a Letter to Friend Activity

Write a Letter to Friend Activity

This creative activity helps children develop their writing skills and express their feelings by writing a letter to a friend. It’s a great way to strengthen friendships and practice communication.

Materials: Paper and a pen or pencil.

How to Do:

  1. Provide your child with paper and a pen or pencil.
  2. Encourage your child to start the letter with a friendly greeting, such as “Dear [Friend’s Name].”
  3. Once the letter is written, your child can decorate it with stickers or drawings to make it more personal and colorful.
  4. If using an envelope, help your child fold the letter and place it inside. They can write their friend’s address on the envelope and add a stamp if they will mail it.

Yoga Moves Activity

Yoga Moves Activity

This calming Yoga Moves activity helps children develop flexibility, strength, and mindfulness. It’s a great way to introduce them to the practice of yoga and promote physical and mental well-being.

Materials: A yoga mat or soft surface, comfortable clothing, and an open space.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a quiet and spacious area where your child can practice yoga. Lay out a yoga mat or ensure the surface is soft and comfortable.
  2. Have your child wear comfortable clothing that allows for free movement. Keep a water bottle nearby to stay hydrated.
  3. Start with simple yoga poses suitable for children, such as Tree Pose, Cat-Cow, Downward Dog, and Child’s Pose.
  4. Encourage your child to hold each pose for a few breaths, focusing on their breathing and maintaining balance. Remind them to breathe deeply and slowly.

Play Hide & Seek Game

Play Hide & Seek Game

This classic Hide & Seek game helps children develop their problem-solving and social skills while having fun. It’s a timeless activity that encourages physical activity and interaction.

Materials: Safe indoor or outdoor area with plenty of hiding spots.

How to Do:

  1. Choose a safe play area with plenty of places to hide, such as a backyard or a spacious indoor area.
  2. Select one child to be “it” and have them count to a predetermined number while covering their eyes.
  3. The other children hide while “it” is counting.
  4. Once the counting is done, “it” tries to find the hidden children.
  5. The first child found becomes “it” for the next round, and the game continues.

Tug of War Game

Tug of War Game

This energetic Tug of War game helps children develop their physical strength and teamwork skills. It’s a great way to encourage friendly competition and physical activity.

Materials: A long, sturdy rope and a marker or ribbon to mark its center. Additionally, ensure you have an open space to use.

How to Do:

  1. Mark the center of the rope with a ribbon or marker. This helps identify which team is winning during the game.
  2. Divide the players into two teams. Try to make the teams evenly matched in terms of strength and number of players.
  3. Have each team stand on opposite ends of the rope. The teams should pull the rope in opposite directions.
  4. When you say “Go,” each team pulls as hard as they can. The goal is to pull the opposing team across a designated line or marker on the ground.

Uno Card Game

Uno Card Game

The Uno Card Game is a timeless classic, perfect for all ages. Its fast-paced, engaging play is ideal for family gatherings, parties, or game nights. With easy rules and vibrant cards, Uno improves strategic thinking and provides quality time with loved ones.

Materials: Uno card deck.

How to Do:

  1. Gather the players and sit around a table or a flat surface. Shuffle the Uno deck thoroughly to ensure a random distribution of cards.
  2. Deal seven cards to each player. Place the remaining deck in the center as the draw pile, and turn over the top card to start the discard pile.
  3. The player to the left of the dealer goes first. They must match a card from their hand to the top card on the discard pile by either number, color, or symbol.
  4. If a player cannot play a matching card, they must draw a card from the draw pile. If they can play the drawn card, they do so immediately; otherwise, their turn ends.
  5. Continue taking turns in a clockwise direction. Use special action cards (such as Skip, Reverse, Draw Two, Wild, and Wild Draw Four) to add strategy and excitement to the game.

Locate the Country Activity

Locate the Country Activity

This educational Locate the Country activity helps children improve their geography skills by identifying countries on a map. It’s a fun and interactive way to learn about different parts of the world.

Materials: A world map or globe and push pins or stickers.

How to Do:

  1. Provide your child with a world map or globe.
  2. Choose a country for your child to find. Give them hints or facts about the country to make it more interesting (e.g., “This country is famous for its pyramids” for Egypt).
  3. Encourage your child to locate the country on the map or globe.
  4. Once they find the country, they can mark it with a push pin or sticker. Repeat the process with different countries to expand their knowledge.

Reading Newspaper Activity

Reading Newspaper Activity

This educational Reading Newspaper activity helps children improve their reading skills and stay informed about current events. It’s a great way to encourage curiosity and improve comprehension.

Materials: Newspaper.

How to Do:

  1. Select a newspaper that is suitable for your child’s reading level. You can choose a print version or access digital articles on a tablet or computer.
  2. Sit down with your child and browse through the newspaper together. Let them choose articles that interest them, such as news stories, sports updates, or entertainment pieces.
  3. Read the chosen articles aloud or have your child read them independently. Use a highlighter or pen to mark any important points or unfamiliar words.

Plant Planting Activity

Plant Planting Activity

This enjoyable Plant Planting activity helps children learn about nature, responsibility, and the life cycle of plants. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors and nurture a love for gardening.

Materials: Plant pots or garden space, soil, seeds or young plants, a watering can, and gardening gloves.

How to Do:

  1. Choose the plants you want to grow, such as flowers, herbs, or vegetables. Gather all the necessary materials, including seeds or seedlings, pots, soil, and gardening tools.
  2. Fill the pots or garden space with soil, leaving enough room to plant the seeds or seedlings. Show your child how to make small holes in the soil for planting.
  3. Place the seeds or seedlings in the holes and cover them gently with soil. Explain the importance of spacing and depth for healthy growth.
  4. Water the plants thoroughly using a watering can. Teach your child how to care for the plants, including watering regularly, providing sunlight, and removing any weeds.

Go to Funfair Activity

Go to Funfair Activity

This exciting Go to Funfair activity helps children enjoy outdoor fun, engage in various rides and games, and create lasting memories. It’s a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends while experiencing the joy of a funfair.

Materials: Bring tickets or passes for the funfair, comfortable clothing, and shoes. Also, bring money for rides, games, and snacks.

How to Do:

  1. Plan your visit by checking the funfair’s schedule, location, and ticket prices. Make sure to dress your child in comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for a day of activity.
  2. Bring enough money to cover the cost of rides, games, and snacks. It’s also helpful to carry a small backpack for any belongings and essentials.
  3. Upon arrival, explore the different attractions and rides available. Let your child choose which rides they want to go on and which games they want to play.

Swimming Activity

Swimming Activity

This healthy Swimming activity helps children develop their physical fitness, water safety skills, and confidence. It’s a great way to stay active and have fun in the water.

Materials: A swimsuit, towel, goggles, and optionally a swim cap, along with access to a pool or safe swimming area.

How to Do:

  1. Choose a safe swimming location, such as a local pool, beach, or lake. Ensure there is adult supervision and that the area is appropriate for your child’s swimming skill level.
  2. Have your child put on their swimsuit, and provide them with goggles and a swim cap if desired. Make sure to bring towels for drying off afterwards.
  3. Begin with a warm-up by having your child do some simple stretches and walking in the shallow end of the pool or along the shore. This helps prepare their muscles for swimming.

T-Shirt Painting Activity

T-Shirt Painting Activity

This creative T-Shirt Painting activity allows children to express their artistic side while designing their own wearable art. It’s a great way to spend time crafting and making personalized clothing.

Materials: Plain white t-shirts, fabric paints, and paintbrushes.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a clean and organized workspace. Ensure the t-shirts are clean and dry before starting. Gather all the necessary materials, including fabric paints, markers, and various paintbrushes.
  2. Encourage your child to plan their design. They can sketch it on paper first or draw lightly on the t-shirt with a pencil to guide their painting.
  3. Let your child start painting their t-shirt. Use different brushes and sponges to create various effects. Remind them to let each color dry before applying another to avoid smudging.

Cricket Playing Activity

Cricket Playing Activity

This engaging Cricket Playing activity helps children develop their physical fitness, teamwork, and strategic thinking. It’s a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and learn the basics of cricket.

Materials: A bat, ball, wickets, and protective gear like pads, gloves, and a helmet.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a playing area with enough space for a cricket pitch. Place the wickets at both ends of the pitch, ensuring they are securely in the ground.
  2. Provide each child with the necessary equipment, including a bat, ball, and protective gear. Explain the basic rules of cricket, including how to score runs, get out, and the roles of different players.
  3. Start with a practice session where the children can get familiar with batting, bowling, and fielding techniques.

Badminton Playing Activity

Badminton Playing Activity

This energetic Badminton Playing activity helps children improve their agility, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness. It’s a fun way to enjoy some friendly competition and stay active.

Materials: Badminton rackets, shuttlecocks, and a net.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a badminton net in a safe and open space, such as a backyard or a sports hall. If you don’t have a net, you can simply mark a dividing line on the ground.
  2. Provide each child with a badminton racket and a few shuttlecocks.
  3. Start by practicing simple serves and rallies to help the children get comfortable with handling the racket and hitting the shuttlecock.

Visit Amusement Park

Visit Amusement Park

A trip to an amusement park is a fantastic way for children to experience excitement, adventure, and fun. This activity provides opportunities for physical activity, social interaction, and creating lasting memories.

Materials: Tickets or passes for the amusement park and comfortable clothing and walking shoes, along with snacks and a water bottle.

How to Do:

  1. Plan your visit by checking the amusement park’s website for opening hours, ticket prices, and any special events or attractions. Make sure to dress in comfortable clothing and shoes.
  2. Upon arrival, grab a park map and plan your route. Decide which rides and attractions you want to visit first and make sure to check height and age restrictions for each ride.
  3. Enjoy the rides and attractions, taking breaks as needed. Participate in games and activities, and remember to capture the fun moments with photos.

Visiting Zoo Activity

Visiting Zoo Activity

A visit to the zoo is a wonderful way for children to learn about different animals, their habitats, and the importance of wildlife conservation. This activity is educational, engaging, and a great family outing.

Materials: Comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle, along with a camera or smartphone for capturing memories.

How to Do:

  1. Plan your visit to the zoo by checking the zoo’s website for hours of operation and any special exhibits or events. Ensure everyone wears comfortable walking shoes and brings snacks and a water bottle.
  2. Upon arrival, pick up a map of the zoo and plan your route to make the most of your visit. Identify key exhibits and areas of interest.
  3. As you walk through the zoo, encourage your child to observe the animals and read the information provided about each species. Discuss the animals’ natural habitats, diets, and behaviors.

Visiting Farm Activity

Visiting Farm Activity

In this “Visiting Farm Activity,” children can experience the joys and lessons of farm life. This activity is both educational and fun, providing kids with a unique opportunity to learn about animals, plants, and the daily operations of a farm.

Materials: Comfortable outdoor clothing, a hat, sunscreen for sun protection, and a water bottle to stay hydrated.

How to Do:

  1. Dress your child in comfortable clothes and ensure they have a hat and sunscreen for sun protection. Bring a water bottle to keep them hydrated.
  2. Arrive at the farm and start by exploring different areas. Show your child the various animals, such as cows, chickens, and sheep.
  3. Participate in farm activities, such as feeding the animals or picking fruits and vegetables. Encourage your child to ask questions and learn about each activity.

Learning Music Instruments Activity

Learning Music Instruments Activity

In this “Learning Music Instruments Activity,” children can explore the world of music by learning to play different instruments. It’s a great way for children to express themselves creatively.

Materials: Musical instruments such as the piano, violin, and guitar, along with music sheets or beginner lesson books.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a quiet space where your child can focus on learning and practicing their instrument.
  2. Provide them with a beginner’s music book or sheet music that matches their skill level.
  3. Begin with basic lessons, teaching them how to hold the instrument and produce sounds. Encourage them to practice regularly.

Cooking Activity

Cooking Activity

In this “Cooking Activity,” children can enjoy the process of preparing simple meals and snacks. This activity is not only fun but also teaches kids valuable life skills such as following instructions, measuring ingredients, and basic cooking techniques.

Materials: Basic cooking utensils like mixing bowls, spoons, and measuring cups, along with ingredients such as flour, eggs, and milk.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a clean and organized workspace in the kitchen. Make sure your child has all the necessary cooking utensils and ingredients.
  2. Choose a simple recipe that is appropriate for their age and skill level. Read through the recipe together to ensure they understand each step.
  3. Guide your child through the process of measuring and mixing ingredients. Allow them to take the lead while you provide supervision and assistance as needed.
  4. Once the dish is prepared, cook or bake it according to the recipe. Enjoy the finished product together and discuss what they learned during the activity.

Helping Mom Activity

Helping Mom Activity

In this “Helping Mom Activity,” children can learn the importance of teamwork and responsibility by assisting with household chores. This activity is both practical and engaging, teaching kids valuable life skills while fostering a sense of accomplishment and family bonding.

Materials: A laundry basket, clothesline, or drying rack, along with laundry detergent.

How to Do:

  1. Prepare laundry area with basket, detergent, and drying rack.
  2. Involve child in sorting laundry by color and fabric types.
  3. Teach them to measure and add detergent to washing machine.
  4. Supervise as they start the machine.
  5. Guide them in hanging clothes on rack or line.
  6. Explain proper hanging techniques for different clothes.

Feed the Fish Activity

Feed the Fish Activity

In this “Feed the Fish Activity,” children can enjoy the experience of feeding fish in a pond or aquarium. This activity is both enjoyable and educational, helping kids learn about different types of fish and their feeding habits.

Materials: Fish food pellets and a small container. Ensure access to a pond or aquarium.

How to Do:

  1. Fill a small container with fish food pellets.
  2. Choose a safe pond or aquarium for feeding fish.
  3. Demonstrate sprinkling food into the water gently.
  4. Let your child take turns feeding, observing fish reactions.
  5. Encourage them to notice different fish types and behaviors.

Bowling Game

Bowling Game

In this “Bowling Game” activity, children can enjoy a fun and exciting game of bowling. This activity is great for developing hand-eye coordination, social skills, and friendly competition.

Materials: A bowling ball, bowling pins, and a bowling lane.

How to Do:

  1. Visit a local bowling alley or set up a homemade bowling lane using plastic pins and a ball.
  2. Show your child how to hold and roll the bowling ball towards the pins. Make sure they understand the basic rules of the game.
  3. Let your child take turns rolling the ball and trying to knock down as many pins as possible. Keep score to add an element of friendly competition.

Laundry Activity

Laundry Activity

In this “Laundry Activity,” children can learn the basics of doing laundry, which is an essential life skill. This activity is practical and educational, helping kids understand the importance of cleanliness and organization.

Materials: A laundry basket and washing machine with dryer, along with laundry detergent.

How to Do:

  1. Set up laundry area with basket, detergent, and machine.
  2. Teach sorting by colors and fabrics, emphasizing prevention of bleeding and damage.
  3. Demonstrate measuring and adding detergent, then supervise loading and starting machine.
  4. Guide transferring clothes post-wash, explaining dryer settings and avoiding overloading.

Cupcake Decorating Activity

Cupcake Decorating Activity

In this “Cupcake Decorating Activity,” children can unleash their creativity by decorating delicious cupcakes. This activity is fun and engaging, allowing kids to experiment with different toppings and designs.

Materials: Pre-baked cupcakes and frosting in different colors, along with assorted toppings such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, and fruit.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a clean and organized workspace with all the necessary materials, including pre-baked cupcakes, frosting, and assorted toppings.
  2. Give each child a cupcake and provide them with different colors of frosting. Show them how to spread the frosting evenly on the cupcake.
  3. Let the children choose from a variety of toppings to decorate their cupcakes. Encourage them to be creative and try different combinations.

Camping Activity

Camping Activity

In this “Camping Activity,” children can experience the excitement and adventure of camping. This activity is perfect for teaching kids about nature, teamwork, and outdoor survival skills.

Materials: Tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, lanterns, and camping gear like cooking utensils and a first-aid kit.

How to Do:

  1. Choose a safe camping site, backyard, or campground.
  2. Set up the tent together.
  3. Pack essentials like sleeping bags, flashlights, cooking utensils, and a first-aid kit.
  4. Plan outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and nature scavenger hunts.
  5. Gather around a campfire for stories, marshmallows, and stargazing, following safety guidelines.

Nature Walk Activity

Nature Walk Activity

In this “Nature Walk Activity,” children can explore the outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. This activity is ideal for teaching kids about the environment, different plants and animals, and the importance of spending time outside.

Materials: Comfortable shoes, a water bottle, and a nature guidebook.

How to Do:

  1. Choose a safe and scenic location for your nature walk, such as a local park, nature reserve, or hiking trail.
  2. Start your walk and encourage your child to observe their surroundings. Point out interesting plants, trees, and wildlife. Let them ask questions and explore at their own pace.
  3. Take breaks as needed, and use this time to discuss what you’ve seen and learned. Encourage your child to collect leaves, flowers, or rocks (if allowed) to take home and examine later.

Drama Class Activity

Drama Class Activity

In this “Drama Class Activity,” children can explore their creativity and build confidence through acting and performance. This activity is perfect for teaching kids about self-expression, teamwork, and public speaking.

Materials: Costumes, props, scripts, or storybooks, all set against the backdrop of a stage area or open space.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a stage area or open space where the children can perform. Gather a variety of costumes and props to inspire their creativity.
  2. Choose a simple script or story that the children can act out. Assign roles to each child and provide them with their lines.
  3. Encourage the children to practice their parts, helping them with pronunciation and expression. Guide them through the movements and actions needed for their roles.
  4. Once they are ready, let the children perform the play for an audience, such as family members or friends. Applaud their efforts and provide positive feedback.

Birthday Party Decoration Activity

Birthday Party Decoration Activity

In this “Birthday Party Decoration Activity,” children can have fun helping to set up and decorate for a birthday party. This activity is great for fostering creativity and teamwork, as kids can contribute to making the celebration special.

Materials: Balloons, streamers, banners, signs, tape, scissors, and string.

How to Do:

  1. Gather all the necessary decorations, including balloons, streamers, banners, and signs. Make sure you have tape, scissors, and string for hanging the decorations.
  2. Assign different tasks to each child, such as blowing up balloons, hanging streamers, or arranging the banner. Show them how to safely use scissors and tape.
  3. Encourage the children to be creative in their decorating. Let them choose where to place the decorations and how to arrange them to make the space festive.

Boating Activity

Boating Activity

In this “Boating Activity,” children can enjoy an adventurous and educational experience on the water. This activity is perfect for teaching kids about boating safety, navigation, and the beauty of nature from a different perspective.

Materials: life jackets and safety gear, along with a boat.

How to Do:

  1. Make sure everyone wears a properly fitting life jacket before getting on the boat. Safety should always be the top priority.
  2. Choose a calm and safe location for boating, such as a lake or a slow-moving river. Ensure the boat is equipped with all necessary safety gear, including a first-aid kit and a whistle.
  3. Teach your child basic boating skills, such as paddling or steering the boat. Explain important safety rules, like staying seated while the boat is moving and not leaning over the edge.

Horse Riding Activity

Horse Riding Activity

In this “Horse Riding Activity,” children can experience the thrill of riding a horse while learning about animal care and responsibility. This activity is ideal for developing balance, coordination, and confidence.

Materials: Riding helmet, horse with proper gear, and riding boots for safety.

How to Do:

  1. Make sure your child wears a riding helmet and appropriate safety gear, such as riding boots, before getting on the horse.
  2. Choose a safe and supervised location for horse riding, such as a riding school or stable with trained instructors. Ensure the horse is well-trained and calm.
  3. Teach your child basic horse riding skills, such as mounting the horse, holding the reins, and maintaining balance. The instructor will guide them through these steps.

Join a Charity Event

Join a Charity Event

In this “Join a Charity Event” activity, children can learn the importance of helping others and giving back to the community. This activity is perfect for teaching kids about empathy, teamwork, and social responsibility.

Materials: Canned goods, clothing, and toys are collected using designated boxes or bins, accompanied by informational material about the charity event.

How to Do:

  1. Find a local charity event for kids, such as a food drive or community cleanup. Get event details.
  2. Involve your child in selecting items to donate, like canned goods or toys, and explain their importance.
  3. Pack donated items into labeled boxes or bins.
  4. Attend the event together. Let your child assist in collecting donations, sorting items, and interacting with volunteers to learn about the charity’s mission.

Shoes Painting Activity

Shoes Painting Activity

In this “Shoes Painting Activity,” children can express their creativity by designing and painting their own shoes. This activity is fun and allows kids to personalize their footwear, making it unique and special.

Materials: White canvas shoes are painted using fabric or acrylic paints and paintbrushes.

How to Do:

  1. Set up a clean and organized workspace. Ensure the shoes are clean and dry before starting. Gather all the necessary materials, including fabric or acrylic paints and various paintbrushes.
  2. Encourage your child to plan their design. They can sketch it on paper first or draw lightly on the shoes with a pencil to guide their painting.
  3. Let your child start painting their shoes. Use different brushes and sponges to create various effects. Remind them to let each color dry before applying another to avoid smudging.

Conclusion

Activities for 10-year-olds should be fun and diverse to match their growing interests and independence. Try puzzles and board games to boost their thinking skills, while outdoor sports keep them active and teach teamwork.

Encourage creativity with writing, drawing, or learning music. Let them explore both structured activities and free play for a well-rounded experience.

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