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10 Things To Do with Kids Under The Age of 10

Updated on August 23, 2013

Children Under The Age Of Ten

I am the mother of three young children. It amazes me how much they grow and change every day. I have made a list of ten things I would like to do with them before they turn the age of ten.

The infant and toddler years have been a little rough but I'm really scared of the preteen years. I want for us to make amazing childhood memories.

I want them to be able to reflect on their care free days of being children.

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1. Dance In The Rain

This may not seem list worthy to some but we live in west Texas. It doesn't rain much here it's a pretty big deal when it does. I want to take the kids outside and splash in the puddles and feel the rain drops on our face.

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass it's learning to dance in the rain”

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2. Go to the Beach

I remember the first time I saw the beach. I was 12 years old traveling with my mother and brother through Mexico. I was awe struck. I want to witness that experience in my children.

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3. Go Camping

I love the outdoors. I want my children to enjoy nature and for them to know the calmness in the warmth of the sun and fresh air.



4. Ride a Roller Coaster

I can't wait to see my eldest daughter's face when she rides her first roller coaster. She is a lot like me! Very Serious ALL the time I want to see her cut loose and enjoy herself

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5. Adopt a pet

My husband and I struggled to have children so we filled our house with pets. They were family to us, our first children. We gave them away when our daughters were in the hospital. We kept our Rottweiler whom died last year. I want my children to experience the nonjudgmental unselfish love that a pet can give.

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6. Attend a Daddy Daughter / Mother Son Dance

Our Community hosts a daddy daughter/ mother son dance I want to hold my children tight before they are too independent.

7. Participate in a competition

I would love to do a race with my children a 5K or something like that. I want them to know that it is great to win but sometimes how you play the game is much more important



8. Visit Your Hometown

I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska a much different place from where I am raising my children. I want them to see where I came from.



9. Visit Washington DC

My husband and I were both Soldiers in the Army. I want my children to have the same respect for this great country and for those who defend it.



10. Travel Abroad

I didn't truly appreciate being an American until I lived overseas for three years. I want my children to experience different cultures and to be open minded.

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What Do You Recommend Doing With Your Children Before the Age of Ten

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    • lesliesinclair profile image

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      Making some clay and creating toy figures.

    • orange3 lm profile image

      orange3 lm 

      5 years ago

      Plant a garden. Mine all still love to garden with me.

    • dave-sutton profile image

      dave-sutton 

      6 years ago

      I have a six year old grand daughter now and she makes me feel young again.

      There are many things on this lens I would like to do.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Kids grow up so fast! My son is already 11 years old, and my daughter is 7!

    • ahrendi profile image

      ahrendi 

      6 years ago

      I love your idea of camping and travel abroad.

    • SellClean profile image

      SellClean 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens! Thank you for your service and for sharing your list!

    • Mamabyrd profile imageAUTHOR

      Mamabyrd 

      6 years ago

      @OliviaDaughter LM: Great recommendation! Thank You

    • OliviaDaughter LM profile image

      OliviaDaughter LM 

      6 years ago

      Volunteer if there school if you can on a regular basis. Keep you close to them and helps you develop a relationship with school.

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