50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

The British National Trust released a list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Their aim is to get children outdoors exploring. What a great idea! How many children will collect all 50 experiences before they turn 12? They will certainly have fun trying!

How many did you do as a kid, and how many will your kids do before the summer is out?

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Climb a tree
1. Climb a tree

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Roll down a really big hill
2. Roll down a really big hill

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Camp out in the wild
3. Camp out in the wild

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Build a den
4. Build a den

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Skim stones
5. Skim a stone (or skipping stones, as we say in the States)

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Run around in the rain
6. Run around in the rain

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Fly a kite
7. Fly a kite

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Catch a fish with a net
8. Catch a fish with a net

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Eat an apple straight from a tree
9. Eat an apple straight from a tree

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Play conkers
10. Play conkers – Do people do this in the States? I teach kids in the UK, so I know what a conker is, but I always thought playing conkers meant gathering up a massive pile and then slugging them at a friend during recess. Turns out I was wrong. See the web link below.

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5. Skim a stone (or skipping stones, as we say in the States)

10. Play conkers: the how-to guide!

And the rest…

11. Throw some snow

12. Hunt for treasure on the beach

13. Make a mud pie

14. Dam a stream

15. Go sledging

16. Bury someone in the 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 on a campfire

48. Try abseiling

49. Find a geocache

50. Canoe down a river

You can read more from Stacie at Mama Lewis and the Amazing Adventures of the Half-Brained Baby.

Photo credits: (from Flickr, in order of appearance) tamckile, woodleywonderworks, jonny2love, OakleyOriginals, Thomas Guest, Scooter the Photographer, tom@hk | 湯米tomhk, eyeliam, slynndesign, seelensturm

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