Fun Activity Ideas for Tweens (Ages 9-12 Years)
Now my son is 9 years old, he’s officially joined his two older step-brothers as being a ‘Tween’.
According to Healthline, ages 9-12 is “where they’re leaving childhood and entering adolescence” known as the Tween years.
Most of us assume the baby/toddler stage is the hardest, because they can’t verbalise or understand their feelings. This stage can be unpredictable, hard to manage and exhausting.
It can be assumed that as they get older they start to be independent, so it gets easier for parents.
Tweens bring their own set of problems, fun and mental tests, so finding activities to beat boredom can be tricky.
I’ve been looking for age-appropriate toys and gadgets to occupy my son for the rest of our six-week school holidays.
Wicked Uncle have a great range of brilliant children’s presents, which are a little bit different from what you can find in other stores.
They’ve done their research to help us find the perfect gifts for children of all physical and developmental ages.
Thankfully you can search by age and the range includes educational, creative and fun activities for both indoors and outdoors.
You can filter your search further by categories including books, games, fashion, football, role play, and even snuggly or spooky!
There’s also a sensory section, which is helpful, as my stepson is on the autistic spectrum and benefits from these gadgets.
Recently my son has become quite creative, loving to sketch, write and even complete complex jigsaw puzzles.
A great game they also offer is inspired by one of our favourite TV shows. Horrible Histories- The Board Game is for children aged 8+ and I’m giving away a copy below!
Giveaway (ends 5 Sept 2021)
The Horrible Histories Board Game is designed to test your knowledge of the gruesome past, and it’s so much fun!
It takes you on a journey through the Rotten Romans, Vile Victorians and other significant times in history.
You move around the board by answering a question, performing actions or miming like Admiral Nelson!
It’s for 2-4 players and has over 600 questions, as well as foul facts and funny misleading answers to decipher through.
I’m giving away this board game to one lucky winner.
To enter, use the form below.
The more of the form you complete, the more entries you get to the giveaway.
Terms and conditions are below, good luck!
Terms and conditions
This giveaway ends 05/09/2021.
Entries are verified and a winner is then randomly selected.
Email addresses are required to contact winners. These will not be used for anything else, or passed on without permission.
Your contact details will be deleted by Single Parent Pessimist after the competition’s ended.
UK residents only, aged 18 or over.
It’s the sole responsibility of Wicked Uncle to provide a prize to the winner and NOT Single Parent Pessimist.
This is a collaborative post with Wicked Uncle. All opinions are honest and my own.