Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fifty Things to Do Before You Are 11 3/4

Borrowing a great idea from Ali today -
The National Trust in the UK has come up with a terrific list of things to do before you turn 12.

So here's what we have accomplished so far (

1. Climb a tree
2. Roll down a really big hill

3. Camp out in the wild

4. Build a den
5. Skim a stone
6. Run around in the rain
7. Fly a kite
8. Catch a fish with a net (o.k., this is with a pole and not a net, but she did it on her own)
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree
10. Play conkers
11. Throw some snow
12. Hunt for treasure on a beach
13. Make a mud pie
14. Dam a stream
15. Go sledging
16. Bury someone in sand
17. Set up a snail race
18. Balance on a fallen tree
19. Swing on a rope swing
20. Make a mud slide
21. Eat blackberries growing in the wild
22. Take a look inside a tree
23. Visit an island
24. Feel like you're flying in the wind
25. Make a grass trumpet
26. Hunt for fossils and bones
27. Watch the sun wake up
28. Climb a huge hill
29. Get behind a waterfall
30. Feed a bird from your hand
31. Hunt for bugs
32. Find some frogspawn
33. Catch a butterfly in a net
34. Track wild animals
35. Discover what's in a pond
36. Call an owl
37. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
38. Bring up a butterfly
39. Catch a crab
40. Go on a nature walk at night
41. Plant it, grow it, eat it
42. Go wild swimming
43. Go rafting
44. Light a fire without matches
45. Find your way with a map and compass
46. Try bouldering
47. Cook over a campfire
48. Try abseiling
49. Find a geocache
50. Canoe down a river

We're coming up on 11 3/4 faster than I'd like to admit, but they're well on their way.

If anyone out there can explain how to play conkers, I would appreciate it. I know it has something to do with nuts on a string, but that's all I got.

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome list! We did hermit crab racing in Panama, we'll have to try snail racing. I'm sure we can find plenty in the garden.