Games for 10-Year-Old Kids: Fun Learning Games and Activities

Children who are ten years old are learning abstract concepts at school, which may be difficult for some students to grasp through traditional paper and pencil work. Educational games and activities can bring abstract concepts to life; therefore, your child will gain a better understanding.

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Fun Ways to Learn for 10-Year-Olds

Educational activities and games keep 10-year-olds engaged and focused. As a result, they are able to learn skills and concepts. Fun games and activities motivate kids to learn because they want to participate. Games also encourage children to think critically, apply the skills they are learning and retain information better.

Inflate a Balloon

Teach your child about chemical reactions by watching a balloon inflate. You will need:

  • A balloon
  • A 2-liter bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • A funnel
  • Measuring cups

Use the funnel to pour 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda into the balloon. Next, pour 1/4 cup of vinegar into the 2-liter bottle. Place the opening of the balloon over the opening of the bottle, trying not to let the baking soda go into the bottle. Once there is a tight seal over the bottle, allow the baking soda to fall into the bottle and mix with the vinegar. In about five minutes, the balloon will start to inflate. Explain that when vinegar and baking soda are combined, the reaction between the two elements forms carbon dioxide, which inflates the balloon.

You can make this activity into a contest by trying various balloon and bottle sizes, along with different amounts of baking soda and vinegar, to see who can figure out the combination that inflates the balloon the best.

Whipped Cream and Butter

Whipped cream and butter look and taste very different, yet have the same main ingredient. This experiment will show your child how one ingredient can produce a different end product depending on how it is prepared. You will need:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Electric mixer
  • Bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium glass jar with lid

Pour one cup of heavy whipping cream into a bowl and use the electric mixer to mix it until it looks light and fluffy. Next, add a tablespoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Put the cream aside.

Then, pour one cup of heavy whipping cream into the jar and place the lid tightly on it. Shake the jar for about ten minutes or until the heavy whipping cream starts to clump up. Then, add a half a teaspoon of salt. Ask your child how two very different results can come from the same main ingredient.

Explain that when the electric mixer is mixing the heavy whipping cream, it is adding air into the mixture, which makes it fluffy. But shaking the heavy whipping cream allows the fat molecules to clump together, which makes the mixture turn into butter. When the experiment is finished, you can get some crackers and strawberries and enjoy the butter and whipped cream.

Making Commercials

This activity will teach your 10-year-old oral communication and persuasive writing skills. It will also teach your child how to read with fluency, which is the ability to read with ease and expression. First, make a fake television out of cardboard. Next, tell your child that he or she will be given an opportunity to be a fake television commercial star. Your child must first write a commercial script to convince an audience to buy something. The product could be a craft project or a drawing.

When the script is finished, have your child read it in front of the fake television set. You can also invite an audience to watch the commercial and have them vote if they thought the commercial was convincing.

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