We have selected a nice list of games and activities for 10-year-olds to do outdoors and at home.
The game guesses where
It is a very fun game for children aged between 8 and 10 and above all that can be done at home, with a few objects at almost no cost. Remember the famous guess who box game but suitable for younger children. You need several paper cups, all of the same color and the same size, and then some small objects, which you can put inside, two in number. You can use any objects, lego bricks, hair clips, hair clips, tires, marbles, corks, small containers, coins, in short, everything you find in the house. The important thing is that you have two identical objects to be able to play guess where. Find at least eight or ten pairs of items as described and hide them, individually, under the upside down paper cups. In this phase, children have to watch in order to memorize the objects and their position. Once all the objects have been arranged, move the glasses with their contents to stimulate the memory of the children.
To be able to move the glasses without problems we advise you not to use placemats or the like but to play the game directly on the table surface to allow easy movement. This is done ready to start the game. The children’s task will be to guess the pairs of objects. When you make a mistake, you pass to the other player.
When the items are found the glasses will remain empty but will continue to be part of the game. I recommend not to remove them otherwise the game will become too easy and almost useless. If you want you can assign a score to whoever guesses the pair of objects in order to make a final ranking. If you want, you can also give away a prize to stimulate the children’s attention and competition much more. If you want play the game with many children of various ages you can organize teams so they can play in groups and have even more fun.
The game Names, Things, Cities
Raise your hand if you have never played names, things, cities. We tried to play at every opportunity, even at school during recess. It is a game much loved by children and stimulates the acquisition of new terms, the search for new words and competition. It is recommended for i children who already know how to write and have good exercise, otherwise it becomes too slow and boring. The real game consists in making tables on a checked sheet in which to insert, in the various cells, names, surnames, cities, animals, colors, professions. The terms to be entered may vary at will, there is no fixed number to respect.
A letter is drawn and the children have to complete the table by inserting the corresponding word in each cell. The first to finish gives the stop to the other children as well. The time has come to check the words and assign a score to each one. 10 points to those who have a different word from the others, 5 points to those who have a word equal to that of another child, 0 to those who have not been able to insert any term. In the end, all the points are added up and the winner is the one with the highest score. To make the game more fun you can make it drawn. Choose terms that children can respond to by drawing. Set a maximum time for completing the answers so that it doesn’t make it too long. At the end the points will be counted and the winner will be elected.
The treasure hunt is a timeless classic that still thrills both children and adults today. In fact, there is no indicated age for quitting and it has no side effects. You will have to be good at organizing everything and therefore you will have to dedicate time to it. You will also have to try to be original and non-trivial in preparing the directions for the treasure hunt. The game is about providing clues and directions via tickets and messages to help players find the treasure. They must not be very easy indications, but they must lead the children to think and reason trying to guess the various places indicated. You can also use common idioms, proverbs, or phrases that are used to indicate objects or rooms in the house.
To make your work easier, we recommend that you decide on the general path you want the children to take and the rooms that will be used for the game and where you will hide the treasure. This will make it easier to prepare the cards with directions and you will have the game under control. Think of at least a dozen tracks to give in order not to make the game too short or too long and boring. In the end, if they have followed all the path correctly they will find the treasure, a surprise that they do not know, open it and get their reward. You can wrap an unexpected gift, a box full of chocolates or anything else that can make a child between 8 and 10 happy. In any case, the surprise and having found the treasure will already make them euphoric. The winner is whoever finds the treasure first and by interpreting the directions correctly. This game also lends itself to being played in teams and to stimulate aggregation and group spirit among children.
Raise your hand if you haven’t, at least once. We need as many jute bags as there are players, a starting line and a finish line. Very funny, even with the pillow cases, to keep it simple.
Grab a lawn, some trunks to go around, a low wall to jump, a bush to cross, a descent to do scapicollo and here is your obstacle course. Whoever arrives first wins. Refrain from anxious moms.
Jump the rope
Here you have to be alone or in three. Jumping rope is one of those outdoor games for kids (and fitness freak adults) that range from the simplest to the most complicated.
Flying a kite
Whether purchased or homemade, flying a kite is fun alone or in company!