Tuesday, May 1, 2012

50 Things You Should Do Before You're 12

Kids are staying inside an awful lot more than they used to. Here is a list that was in The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper, of things that kids should do before they are 12 years old.

How many of these things have you done?
Is there anything you would add to the list?

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. 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 a compass

46. Try bouldering

47. Cook on a campfire

48. Try abseiling

49. Find a geocache

50. Canoe down a river

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

If I had a list i would add all those things but make it before im 11 and I would add play in the mud wearing your regular clothes for 3 hours straight
harlee

Nicole Freel said...

Sounds good to me Harlee!

Anonymous said...

ive done about all of them . you should add make a ant race there AWSOME with 1 ladybug the lady bug alwase loses



shea

Anonymous said...

my dad helps me to skip a rock and it is fun but i never skips madison

Anonymous said...

I think they sood add carve somthing out of a tree.

Anonymous said...

Ive done half of them!Add white river rafting!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I clim trees at my oled baby sitters huose and it was fun

Anonymous said...

Ive done about half of them and my fav is butterfly catching i have got so many of them but my cats eat them




gabrielle

Anonymous said...

Iv'e definetly done discover whats in a pond first I found a pond thats all full of tad poles and fish second I went to find a bathing suit and some snorkling gear then I went back to the pond and went exploring. I found an earing that was all rusty so I threw it back in the pond and then I went back to the house to wash off in the shower and after that there was a bunch of goo in my hair.
Harlee

Anonymous said...

at my alld babyseters hows ther wer a tree everywone ther climd the tree it woz very fun ther wer booshes and folin over trees that mad a fort that looct very very reel so somthing to do that i thinc is bild a forte love sv

Anonymous said...

I have found over about 300 geocaches I have done about 40 of these things in taber at the camp ground keith and I made a mud slide. there were a bit of rocks so we REALY got scrached it was fun. something you shold add to the list is fishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love climbing the tree at my house because when I climb it I can just rest on it.One thing that chould be added is diving in the water!Because it is my best thing to do in the swimming pool

Helen

Anonymous said...

I love running in rain it is also fun jumpins on your trampaline I'v also went rafting I think swimming and riding houses should be on the list:):D!!!!! Taryn

Anonymous said...

I love climbing trees with my bare hands and feet!I think that we more skip rope because not very much skip roping around.

Marly

Anonymous said...

I love climbing trees with my bare hands and feet!I think that we more skip rope because not very much skip roping around.

Marly

Anonymous said...

I love climing trees with my sistors it is fun and at my Aunts huose with Coltter P. and Carson P. and my sistors.

Kennedy M.

Anonymous said...

I love cluimming trees becauseit is a chaling


riding hores


nicole

Anonymous said...

I love base ball. so I think base ball should be on the list because it is an out door sport. And peole love base ball. so thats why i think base ball should be on the list. Its fun to play.

Rory

Anonymous said...

I think horse riding shoud be on the list becus it is a owtside thing to do.amd it is a fun thing to do i love it. Amber