50 things to do before you’re 11¾

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

You can’t beat the fun you have in the outdoors

There’s nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and family time. You can’t beat the fun you have in the outdoors and creating memories that will last a lifetime. But sometimes convincing your kids to get outside can be a bit of a struggle. That’s why ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ is so useful.  It is a way of encouraging kids to get outdoors, get mucky, discover their wild side and most of all enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer!

  • Climb a tree
  • Roll down a really big hill
  • Camp out in the wild
  • Build a den
  • Skim a stone
  • Run around in the rain
  • Fly a kite
  • Catch a fish with a net
  • Eat an apple straight from a tree
  • Hug a koala
  • Go on a really long bike ride
  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Make a mud pie
  • Dam a stream
  • Swing on a Tarzan rope
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Set up a snail race
  • Create some wild art
  • Play pooh sticks
  • Jump over waves
  • Pick blackberries growing in the wild
  • Explore inside a tree
  • Visit a farm
  • Go on a walk barefoot
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Hunt for fossils and bones
  • Go star gazing
  • Climb a huge hill
  • Explore a cave
  • Hold a scary beast
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Find some frogspawn
  • Catch a falling leaf
  • Track wild animals
  • Discover what’s in a pond
  • Make a home for a wild animal
  • Check out the crazy creatures in a rockpool
  • Bring up a butterfly
  • Catch a crab
  • Go on a nature walk at night
  • Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • Go swimming in the sea
  • Build a raft
  • Go bird watching
  • Find your way with a map and compass
  • Try rock climbing
  • Cook on a campfire
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Find a geocache
  • Canoe down a river

IDEA: Why not make up a checklist and tick of the things when they are done – stick it up on the fridge!

Adapted from https://www.50things.org.uk

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