Chil­dren’s birth­day

How to celebrate a 10 year old child's birthday?

The psy­cho­log­i­cal fea­ture of 10-year-old chil­dren is that such chil­dren are active­ly and con­scious­ly inter­est­ed in the sur­round­ing real­i­ty, will­ing­ly take part in all kinds of com­pe­ti­tions. This is due to the desire to show their abil­i­ties.

What to consider when preparing?

Chil­dren’s birth­day can be cel­e­brat­ed in an orig­i­nal way both at home and in a pub­lic place. To do this, it is impor­tant to think through every­thing to the small­est detail. We are talk­ing about the age of chil­dren, their num­ber and tem­pera­ment. The key fig­ure of any birth­day is the birth­day man, so you should always build on his inter­ests and pref­er­ences. At the same time, it should be not­ed that if the guests get bored, then the hero of the occa­sion him­self will not be inter­est­ed.

For this rea­son, it is nec­es­sary to select such ideas for enter­tain­ment so that the birth­day boy and his friends can have a good and use­ful time.

Theme Options

Speak­ing about the time spent with ben­e­fit, it should be not­ed that it is bet­ter to orga­nize a theme par­ty. Then the hol­i­day will def­i­nite­ly become not only fun, but also edu­ca­tion­al. For these pur­pos­es, you can come up with an event in a spy, pirate, and oth­er style that is excit­ing for chil­dren. Sim­i­lar hol­i­days with an empha­sis on cog­ni­tion can be orga­nized for both girls and boys. The theme of the par­ty can be relat­ed to your favorite car­toon or TV series.

Bright cos­tumes and scenery in such cas­es only increase the inter­est in every­thing that hap­pens.

For girls

Girls’ favorite char­ac­ters are the Winx fairies, Lady Bug, rain­bow ponies, and more. With the help of these images, chil­dren can be moti­vat­ed not only to over­come obsta­cles, but also to learn about the sur­round­ing real­i­ty. It can be a trip to dif­fer­ent coun­tries or to the nat­ur­al world, which in every­day life seems bor­ing for most chil­dren. If the girl is already inquis­i­tive, then you can sim­ply arrange for her an inter­est­ing pas­time with her friends, focus­ing on gam­ing activ­i­ties.

Well, in cas­es when you want to orga­nize a real theme par­ty, then among girls, hol­i­days in the style of the same Winx or Lady Bug are pop­u­lar.

A good alter­na­tive to car­toon-style hol­i­days is a “set” par­ty, as ll as a dance or paja­ma-style hol­i­day.

For boys

The psy­cho­log­i­cal indi­ca­tors of the age char­ac­ter­is­tics of boys are not very dif­fer­ent from those of girls. The dif­fer­ence, prob­a­bly, lies in the fact that most of the boys pre­fer active activ­i­ty rather than pas­sive per­cep­tion of infor­ma­tion. As for every­thing else, boys also love bright cos­tumes, fun and inter­est­ing games, gifts and more.

If talk about the vari­ety of favorite car­toon images, then the list here is much longer. This may be jus­ti­fied by the specifics of inter­ests. If girls are inter­est­ed in such vivid images as dolls and ani­mals, then for boys it will be robots, cars, super­heroes and the same ani­mals. Vivid exam­ples are the car­toon char­ac­ters “Cars”, “Paw Patrol”, “Nin­ja Tur­tles”, “Trans­form­ing Robots” and oth­ers.

The heroes of the men­tioned car­toons, just as in the cas­es with the orga­ni­za­tion of hol­i­days for girls, will not only allow the boys to be car­ried away into their world ( are talk­ing about a theme par­ty accord­ing to the car­toon script), but will also help to intro­duce the chil­dren to the out­side world.

Mind games

There is an opin­ion that the hol­i­day is intend­ed direct­ly for fun. But if from child­hood chil­dren are not taught to enjoy the activ­i­ties of an intel­lec­tu­al ori­en­ta­tion, then the knowl­edge of the world in the future will not be an attrac­tive occu­pa­tion for the child. The main con­di­tion in enter­tain­ment of a cog­ni­tive ori­en­ta­tion is age appro­pri­ate­ness.

All edu­ca­tion­al games can be divid­ed into 2 groups. These are board and par­o­dy games. The first option is wide­ly rep­re­sent­ed by bright print­ed mod­els that are com­mer­cial­ly avail­able in book­stores and chil­dren’s stores. Par­o­dy games are anal­o­gous to tele­vi­sion pro­grams. These include the fol­low­ing deci­sions: “What? Where? When?”, “In the Ani­mal World”, “Guess the Melody”, “Fun­ny Starts” and much more”.

The desire of par­ents to acquaint their child with new infor­ma­tion should not run counter to the inter­ests of chil­dren. It is espe­cial­ly impor­tant to observe this rule when prepar­ing for the hol­i­day. Oth­er­wise, the event may be spoiled.

If the child is fond of music, then it is advis­able to play the game “Guess the melody”. If there is an urgent need to focus on learn­ing new infor­ma­tion, you can use the fol­low­ing trick: make a musi­cal selec­tion, for exam­ple, about ani­mals, and as a change of activ­i­ty, give the task to tell about the ani­mal indi­cat­ed in the song. To make the learn­ing process go unob­tru­sive­ly, you can use pan­tomime.

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contests and games for a party, thematic ideas. How to celebrate the birthday of a girl and a boy?

For the great­est inter­est in the game, chil­dren should be divid­ed into teams. After guess­ing the melody, the team that can, using pan­tomime, por­tray the ani­mal, gets an extra point. As an addi­tion­al task, it would be a good option to ask you to pre­pare a mes­sage about the habi­tat and habits of the ani­mal. With insuf­fi­cient infor­ma­tion, the guys can com­ple­ment each oth­er or use the tips of adults.

Aimed at cog­ni­tive inter­est and the game “What? Where? When? ”, but its dura­tion can be tir­ing for the child. To pre­vent this from hap­pen­ing, the tra­di­tion­al TV ver­sion needs to be adjust­ed for chil­dren’s capa­bil­i­ties. First, the teams must sit at the same table. It can be a com­mand of the left and right side of the table.

Sec­ond­ly, pos­ing the ques­tion can be bor­ing for young par­tic­i­pants, so you need to add a touch of the­atri­cal skill to the course of the hol­i­day. A par­cel for guess­ing the con­tents can be brought, for exam­ple, by the post­man Pechkin.

So that the chil­dren do not get tired, it is nec­es­sary to take breaks. It can be musi­cal breaks or var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions.

mobile contests

In child­hood, noth­ing brings chil­dren togeth­er like out­door games and com­pe­ti­tions. They can be not only fun and inter­est­ing, but also aimed at devel­op­ment. You can make enter­tain­ment aimed at coor­di­nat­ing move­ments, devel­op­ing accu­ra­cy or team build­ing. It all depends on the free space in the room.

On the occa­sion of the 10th anniver­sary, you can enter­tain the com­pa­ny of the birth­day boy by attract­ing them to fun­ny dance num­bers. These can be num­bers from break­dance or from the series “Dances of the Peo­ples of the World”. At the age of 10, drama­ti­za­tions on mod­ern top­ics go ll. It can be “A Chance at School”, “Vis­it­ing a Fairy Tale”, “Once Upon a Time on the Street” and much more.

The main rule is that all tasks are enter­tain­ing and accom­pa­nied by prizes. In addi­tion, guess­ing rid­dles can become a con­di­tion for obtain­ing them.

Other entertainment

If the hol­i­day takes place at home, then you can hold a culi­nary com­pe­ti­tion. To do this, it is not at all nec­es­sary to mess with the test, although this is not exclud­ed. You can pre­pare a com­pe­ti­tion for the most orig­i­nal sal­ad or for the fastest cook­ing. In hous­es with a large kitchen, piz­za con­tests will also be appro­pri­ate. Ordi­nary apart­ments are also not the rea­son why hold­ing a hol­i­day at home becomes impos­si­ble.

In addi­tion to the tra­di­tion­al design, inter­est­ing enter­tain­ment can also be orga­nized in the apart­ment.


Con­sid­er some inter­est­ing enter­tain­ment that you can spend at the table.

  • Game Chi­nese. Sliced ​​veg­eta­bles or fruits are laid out on a plate for each child and Chi­nese sticks are giv­en out. The task of the child is to emp­ty the plate with chop­sticks as quick­ly as pos­si­ble.
  • Team game Aero­foot­ball. Guests are divid­ed into teams. Imag­i­nary gates are placed along the edges of the table. Par­tic­i­pants take straws for a cock­tail and, blow­ing into them, try to blow a ball of cot­ton or foam into the oppo­nen­t’s goal. The num­ber of teams can vary from 2 to 4.
  • The yes-no game. The facil­i­ta­tor guess­es the sub­ject. Par­tic­i­pants, using lead­ing ques­tions, must deter­mine what was hid­den. The leader can only say “yes” or “no”.


In cas­es where there is nowhere to roam with out­door games, cre­ative con­tests become a real sal­va­tion.

  • “Son­neteer”. Guests sit­ting at the table are giv­en a piece of paper and a pen. Chil­dren must enter a con­grat­u­la­to­ry phrase and fold the sheet so that the next par­tic­i­pant can see only the last word, to which the rhyme is select­ed. The last par­tic­i­pant pass­es the sheet to the birth­day man, and he reads the con­grat­u­la­tions aloud. The most orig­i­nal poet should receive a prize. A draw­ing com­pe­ti­tion can also be held in a sim­i­lar way. Its essence will be that one par­tic­i­pant draws the head, the oth­er — the tor­so, and the third — the legs. The win­ner is the one who can describe the result­ing crea­ture or tell a sto­ry about it.
  • “Mosa­ic”. The chil­dren get a col­or­ing book with a large image and cut old post­cards. Chil­dren should glue the image with cut paper as quick­ly as pos­si­ble. The win­ner is the one whose work will be the most accu­rate and orig­i­nal. Speed ​​is also tak­en into account. Work can be both indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive.
  • “Go on with the song.” The host turns on a ll-known melody and begins to sing along (you can do with­out it). The goal of the play­ers is to con­tin­ue singing. If the par­tic­i­pant fails, then the turn pass­es to anoth­er play­er.
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A good alter­na­tive to tra­di­tion­al enter­tain­ment are quests that are gain­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty.

Possible quests

A quest means pass­ing an obsta­cle. In addi­tion, the test should not be one-time. It is a sys­tem lead­ing to a sin­gle end result. Often, for exam­ple, a quest is arranged for a birth­day, aimed at find­ing a cake. If the par­ty is themed, then the quest may be asso­ci­at­ed with a trea­sure hunt (they may be a box with small gifts for guests).

When the hol­i­day is held in the fam­i­ly cir­cle, it is always inter­est­ing to pass the quest for the birth­day man “Col­lect gifts”. Each fam­i­ly mem­ber hides his gift some­where, and only hints are giv­en to the hero of the occa­sion. The end result is a search for all gifts. In the fam­i­ly cir­cle, this event will resem­ble the game “Hot-Cold”.

It is not rec­om­mend­ed to con­duct such a quest for a birth­day per­son if there are many chil­dren among the guests. This is due to the fact that lit­tle guests will not be very inter­est­ed in run­ning in search of oth­er peo­ple’s gifts, which can cause a bad mood.

If you are prepar­ing a quest, then you need to try to ensure that all chil­dren are inter­est­ed in pass­ing the tests. The orga­ni­za­tion of such an event begins with the “book­mark” of the main pre­sen­ta­tion. It is desir­able that sev­er­al rooms are involved in the search. At the ini­tial stage, par­tic­i­pants receive a let­ter, where the first tip is giv­en in the form of a rid­dle:

  • “In a dark, dark cor­ner,
  • In the sun­ni­est side ( are talk­ing about a room)
  • It costs some­thing very big.
  • There at the very bot­tom
  • There is some­thing small and square.
  • And that will be your sal­va­tion.”

Chil­dren must guess that the let­ter says about the clos­et, where they need to find, for exam­ple, a box. It may con­tain, for exam­ple, a key. The guys must find what this item is from, and then open it. The next test may be a set of let­ters that make up a word. It will be the next clue to unrav­el the mys­tery.

The con­tent of the tests and their qual­i­ty depends on the imag­i­na­tion of the orga­niz­er of the event. It can be var­i­ous puz­zles, rebus­es: every­thing that makes chil­dren think and at the same time, run­ning around the apart­ment, find the right items. Quests are held both indoors and out­doors.

How to congratulate a child?

It is gen­er­al­ly accept­ed that the orig­i­nal­i­ty of con­grat­u­la­tions lies in beau­ti­ful con­grat­u­la­to­ry words. To under­stand prop­er­ly the words com­ing from the heart, only an adult can do it. Chil­dren aged 8–10 should be con­grat­u­lat­ed visu­al­ly bright­ly or unex­pect­ed­ly. Just imag­ine what the emo­tions of the child will be if in the morn­ing he will be met by the house­hold in bright cos­tumes. The image can be any­thing: Carl­son, Leopold the cat, pirates and any oth­er favorite char­ac­ters.

In the morn­ing, you can present not only the main gift, but also “harm coupons”. Their valid­i­ty peri­od can be any­thing: dur­ing the day, ek, month. By “harm­ful coupons” is meant some­thing that is pro­hib­it­ed on any oth­er day. This may be a ban on evening TV view­ing or a sleep­over with a friend. Every­one will have their own options.

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A mem­o­rable event will be the instal­la­tion of video greet­ings for the child. It is desir­able that this is not just a chron­i­cle of life, but a par­o­dy of your favorite car­toon or pro­gram. The prepa­ra­tion of such con­grat­u­la­tions requires cer­tain edit­ing skills. If nec­es­sary, you can always turn to spe­cial­ists for help.

Con­grat­u­la­tions can be pre­sent­ed in the form of a lot­tery, where the hero of the occa­sion pulls out his present on his own. You can diver­si­fy their list with com­ic options, for exam­ple, “I give you a mug of berry tea” or “I give you the oppor­tu­ni­ty not to wash the dish­es today” and so on.

The main task of such con­grat­u­la­tions is to sur­prise dur­ing the day.

Script Example

Prepar­ing a hol­i­day for a birth­day boy is a secret. Par­ents care­ful­ly rec­og­nize the list of desired guests, dis­trib­ute invi­ta­tions on their own. Guests come while the hero of the occa­sion is not at home. The young hero of the day, return­ing home, does not sus­pect the pres­ence of guests there. He rings the door­bell, the par­ents open it, togeth­er with the guests they greet him with applause and a whis­tle from fes­tive whis­tles. Then every­one goes to the table.

After a short con­ver­sa­tion, the pre­sen­ter announces that a par­cel has been thrown to the door, where it says “Dasha (or any oth­er name) in per­son, but do not open it.” A let­ter is attached to the par­cel, which informs that the addressee is being delayed and asks to film the assump­tions of the par­tic­i­pants in the cel­e­bra­tion about the con­tents. Video footage is lat­er stored in the fam­i­ly archive. Guests sniff the pack­age, shake it and put for­ward their ver­sions.

After that, the pre­sen­ter care­ful­ly takes out a cod­ed let­ter, which either smells pleas­ant, which is a reflec­tion of its mis­tress, or evokes hor­ror (the appear­ance is asso­ci­at­ed with the image of the char­ac­ter who will lat­er come to con­grat­u­late).

The let­ter may be as fol­lows: “Dear friend, met years … ago (the time when the hero of the day first met the char­ac­ter). I then cast on you … (remind about the first impres­sions of meet­ing). We have been with you for a long time … (mark the rela­tion­ship). On this sig­nif­i­cant day, I could not help but con­grat­u­late you, because … (indi­cate the rea­son). Guess who I am?”

After a short spec­u­la­tion, guests are invit­ed to unwind a lit­tle.

  1. Com­pe­ti­tion “Danc­ing on the ice” Par­tic­i­pants stand on a sheet of A4 paper, their task is to dance a mobile dance with­out tear­ing off the paper and with­out get­ting off it.
  2. Com­pe­ti­tion “Vodokhleb”. The host says: “You must have been tired of thirst, the Vodokhleb con­test is being announced. Chil­dren come to a spe­cial table where glass­es with a small amount of liq­uid are wait­ing for them. The task of the par­tic­i­pants is to emp­ty the glass as quick­ly as pos­si­ble. The win­ner receives a let­ter with a hint: “I am sure (a) that a great team of your friends is present at the cel­e­bra­tion today. I ask every­one not to relax, eat ll and gain pos­i­tive emo­tions, as I need you for an impor­tant task.
  3. Com­pe­ti­tion “Rein­force”. The task of the guys is to eat the offered prod­uct with­out the help of hands. It can be fruits, veg­eta­bles or sets tied to a rope.
  4. The game “Give way.” To the musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment, the guys walk around the chairs. As soon as the music stops, the chil­dren should sit down. Who­ev­er does not have enough space is out of the game. There should always be 1 fer chairs than play­ers.
  5. Game “Beau­ty Salon”. Chil­dren are pre­sent­ed with blanks of paper dolls or cars. They need to cre­ate the nec­es­sary image on a sep­a­rate sheet as quick­ly as pos­si­ble.

By the end of the hol­i­day, the char­ac­ter of the birth­day boy, beloved since child­hood, appears. He removes gift paper from the box and takes out a gift for the birth­day man and mem­o­rable presents for the guests. For more mys­tery, you can make a box that will open from all sides.

When choos­ing enter­tain­ment, it should be remem­bered that it is nec­es­sary to alter­nate active and pas­sive activ­i­ties. At the same time, chil­dren should have time for free time.