Sports are a favorite activity for people of all ages, and tweens are no exception. Competitive team sports, such as softball, tennis or track, whether facilitated through a school, community center or city league, receive high rankings from tweens.
Not only are sports fun and great exercise for a healthy body, but group sports also teach kids teamwork and how to be a good winner and loser -- lessons that transfer to other areas in life.
Informally organized, noncompetitive sports like skateboarding, mountain biking or surfing also appeal to lots of tweens. If your tween feels stifled by too much structure, he'll like the freedom to do these activities when and where he wants without committing to regular practice or a game schedule.