Sunday, 2 June 2013

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

Recently the National Trust came out with an ultimate list of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 as suggested by the nation for 2013. 

Make sure you check out their website which has a great parents area for tips on completing the challenges and by registering on the website you can claim rewards to personalise your child's online explorer by completing each of the 50 adventures. They'll unlock special certificates, games, hidden secret challenges and rewards for the best explorers.

They are;

  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. Jumo 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 a compass
  46. Try rock climbing
  47. Cook on a campfire
  48. Learn to ride a horse
  49. Find a geocache
  50. Canoe down a raft
Some of these we have already done, but a few we still have to check off the list. My son is 10 so he only has a year to complete the list. My daughters have a little bit longer as they are 8, 6 and 3.

Once we've completed something then we will link back to this post and share our adventures of completing the list! 

I can't help but feel that it's a shame there isn't a cub scout here for my son to help him complete a few of these challenges! There used to be many years ago when my mum ran cubs and my dad ran scouts. In fact I used to be dragged along on all their activities, feeling very sad because in those days a girl couldn't join in. The girls are lucky as they attend Brownies and Rainbows which incidentally is ran by the same lady who ran it when I was a Brownie!!!

So why not register today and start your adventures with the National Trust

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