Finding low cost things to do with your tween can sometimes be a challenge. So here are 50 Fantastic Free Things to Do with Kids aged 8-12:
Create your own bubble mix and see if you can blow giant bubbles big enough to stand inside!
#2. Try to Skip 100 Times Without Stopping
Get the skipping rope out and have a go at skipping 100 times without stopping. Manage that? Aim for 200 now. Check what the world record is for the most skips in 1 minute.
#3. Camp Out in The Garden
Get out the tent and set up a camp out in your back garden for an outdoor sleepover. Don’t forget the headlamps, torches and midnight feast.
#4. Build a Card House
Can you reach 4 or more levels of your card house? Check out this video showing a cool card house technique:
#5. Learn a New Trick
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#6. Download and Listen to a Podcast
Set yourself a challenge and bake something and get the judging panel (rest of family) to mark it for you. You’ll find oodles of sweet treat recipes on our Blog.
#8. Build A Lego Movie Set
Design and build a Lego movie set. It could be a castle, a house, a fire station, or maybe a small town. Now see number 9.
#9. Create a Stop Motion Lego Animation
#10. Go Geocaching
Geocaching is a modern day “Treasure – Hunt”. You use a GPS enabled device (Global Positioning System) or an app for your smartphone such as Google Maps will work too and you go hunting to see if you can find caches near you.