30 Things To Do Before You’re 10 | by a 10 year old

30 things to do before you're 10

30 Things To Do Before You’re 10  |  by a 10 year old

We see a lot of lists of things for kids to do. Usually they are compiled by adults, thinking of ideas they consider to be fun for children, based on their own experience growing up, and of what they think their kids enjoy doing. I wondered what the list would look like coming from a child, so I asked Miss 10 if she would compile her own list of ‘Things to do before you’re 10’.  She thought hard about what things she has enjoyed doing in her first 10 years of her life, and what she considered were great things to try by this age. She originally came up with about 50 things, but honed it down to 30.

Many things on the list I expected, but there were some surprises which I would not have thought of, if I were doing a list. It’s a great way to get an idea of the experiences your child holds dear – a little peek into their heart; a snapshot time capsule of experiences at 10 years. You may consider doing those activities more often. The list could be referred back to, as a personal ideas board, if you are ever stuck for something to do – there’s a pretty good chance your child will enjoy doing it.

Vic Park bike riding two wheels

1. Build a cubby using blankets & furniture around the house.

2. Learn to ride a bike.

3. Make a sandcastle.

2013-01-20 henley beach sandcastles

4. Play in a creek.

5. Go camping.

6. Toast marshmallows on a campfire.

7. Set a goal and accomplish it before the year ends.

8. Learn to swim.

9. Play in the mud.

playing in mud

10. Make something using recycling.

11. Share a book you loved.

12. Make a fairy & elf garden.

13. Learn to do the monkey bars.

2010-11-20 Monkey Bars sunset1

14. Learn to do a cartwheel.

15. Have a water balloon fight.

16. Bake a cake or brownie.

17. Climb a tree.

18. Make a book.

19. Make a home-made card.

20. Go for a long hike.

creek footy card tree

21. Play in the rain.

22. Watch the Christmas pageant.

23. Watch some fireworks.

24. Have a bubble bath.

25. Learn how to kick a footy.

26. Learn to play Checkers.

27. Learn how to play a card game.

28. Do a 50 piece or more jigsaw puzzle.

29. Use fabric markers to design your own top.

30. Make a dream catcher.

Written by AHM, 10 years old.


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