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26 June 2013

50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4

It really isn't long until the summer holiday. Apart from having our Bucket List to keep us entertained we are also going to be completing 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4 provided by the National Trust.
Many of the things on the list we have done over previous years but I'd love to make the most of the great outdoors with the Mini Mes and do them all again.

If you haven't heard about the 50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4 list before you can find out more here:

We enjoy outside fun as a family and this is a great way to explore and be rewarded for doing so.
It encourages children to go outside even if it's a little wet or windy too!

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

9. Eat an apple straight from a tree 

10. Play conkers 

11. Go on a really long bike ride 

12. Make a trail with sticks 

13. Make a mud pie 

14. Dam a stream 

15. Play in the snow

16. Make a daisy chain

17. Set up a snail race 

18. Create some wild art 

19. Play Pooh sticks

20. Jump over waves 

21. Pick blackberries growing in the wild

22. Explore inside a tree

23. Visit a farm

24. Go on a walk barefoot 

25. Make a grass trumpet 

26. Hunt for fossils and bones

27. Go star gazing 

28. Climb a huge hill 

29. Explore a cave 

30. Hold a scary beast

31. Hunt for bugs 

32. Find some frogspawn 

33. Catch a falling leaf 

34. Track wild animals 

35. Discover what’s in a pond 

36. Make a home for a wild animal 

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 swimming in the sea

43. Build a raft

44. Go bird watching

45. Find your way with a map and compass

46. Try rock climbing 

47. Cook on a campfire

48. Learn to ride a horse 

49. Find a geocache

50. Canoe down a river

Which outdoor activities are your favourite?

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  1. Its such a brilliant list - I'd love to call an owl! Not so sure about being buried in sand though!

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  3. This is the kind of list I need to read every time I get all soppy about my little ones growing up too fast - we have so many fun things ahead of us!

  4. I don't know about 11 3/4 - seems a bit unfair to me; I'd quite like to roll down a very large hill on a day like today!

  5. Oh wow, I love this list & the photo at the end. Many of these activities I love to do and am happy that my children are doing well at ticking them off. This would make a fun scrap book / photo book for them to look back on. I'm book marking this post for future reference! Just lovely xx

  6. Great list. Must tick some more of those things off.

  7. Really lovely list, and spot on. I never thought of a "bucket list" for kids, but it's really true. I love that the focus is on the outdoors too. I'm gonna get on this with my daughter!

  8. Such a great idea to get kids outside. Love your photo btw

  9. we have started this and have ticked a few of the list already i am pleased to say, some unintentional too. good luck over the summer in completing as many as you are able. x

  10. An interesing list! Must do one myself!

  11. Love this list, must try and do all of these with little man and catch up on any the teen princess missed!

  12. What a great list, quite fancy doing some of those things myself :)

  13. It really is a great list, must look at it properly with the boys!

  14. Great list - we've completed a lot but I'm going to use some we still need to for the summer bucket list. x

  15. I would anticipate that over the summer quite a few activities will be ticked off the list, it's such a fun way to inspire children to get out and about and keep fit and healthy. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  16. My little man loves to climb trees and roll down hills. I think the 50 things is a great idea, we signed up a while ago and have ticket off quite a few things already even though he is not quite three - it's great, we heart the outdoors
    Just popping by from country kids

    Laura x

  17. This is such a great idea - My Little Mr is probably a bit young for some of them but I think we definitely need to make a start on the list!

  18. Hello! I'm one of the National Trust parent bloggers helping to promote this campaign and am so pleased to find another family working on their 50 Things! I've actually got a linky going under my Natural Childhood tab on my blog to join up posts which show achieving one of the things on the list, I'd love it if you could join in when you've accomplished one please. Did you know that they've updated it for 2013 to make it easier to achieve? Things like 'getting behind a waterfall' are out, makes it easier for all.

    Nipping over from County Kids.


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