50 Things to do Before you’re 11 and Three Quarters

As part of our Bucket List for the year we’ve decided to start ticking off things from the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list. The children have a few years to go before they reach that magic milestone and I thought it would be a nice way to inspire us to get outside and do more. So here is my list to tick off as the year goes by:

Adventurer

  • 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
  • Play conkers

Discoverer

  • Go on a really long bike ride
  • Make a trail with sticks
  • Make a mud pie
  • Dam a stream
  • Play in the snow
  • Make a daisy chain
  • Set up a snail race
  • Make some wild art
  • Play pooh sticks
  • Jump over waves

Ranger

  • Pick blackberries in the wild
  • Explore inside a tree
  • Visit a farm
  • Go on a walk barefoot
  • Make a grass trumpet
  • Hunt for fossils
  • Go stargazing
  • Climb a hill
  • Explore a cave
  • Hold a scary beast

Tracker

  • Hunt for bugs
  • Find some frog spawn
  • Catch a falling leaf
  • Track wild animals
  • Discover what’s in a pond
  • Make a home for a wild animal
  • Check out creatures in a rock pool
  • Bring up a butterfly
  • Catch a crab
  • Go on a night adventure walk

Explorer

  • Plant it, grow it, eat it
  • Swim in the sea
  • Build a raft
  • Go bird watching
  • Use a map and compass
  • Try rock climbing
  • Cook on a camp fire
  • Learn to horse ride
  • Find a geocache
  • Canoe down a river

I know there are a few things on this list that we would never think to do without a prompt and I know that the children will absolutely love ticking these off. The National Trust have a cute printable that we’ll put on the wall for the children to read and tick off as we go along and I’ll keep you updated on our progress. Why don’t you join in too?

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  1. January 26, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    Absolutely love this Donna. Thank you for sharing. I really want to sign up for a NT membership this month – need to convince my husband as we’ve just booked a holiday for the summer! Hope you tick lots off the list xx

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