50 things to do before you are 11 3/4

The National Trust is campaigning to encourage kids to get outside and get active and has put together a list of the 50 things children should do before they are 11 and 3/4. The aim is to get kids to enjoy the great outdoors and nature.

Here is the list of the 50 things children should do before the age of 11 and 3/4:

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

I first read about this on the Boy and Me blog , and thought what a great idea it is.

We love to get outdoors whenever we can, but some times I can't think what to do, or where to go that won't cost a lot of money, or we go to the same places. So I thought this initiative could help in broadening the kids thoughts and knowledge about the natural world, and get us to do some different things.

I created both kids a 50 things account, I thought the way they had set it up with a parents area and kids area was a neat idea. Both children are both quite good on the computer and they can go onto the site themselves to see what they would like to do and get interactive.

We first of all went and filled in all the things they have already done and I was quite surprise that put of the 50 things, S had done 27 and C 24.

Here are the sheets for each of them.

50 things for S
50 things for C

Both kids customised their character, you get extra items for it the more things you have done on the list.

The guy from S
The guy from C

So, we will update when we do more things to tick off the list!