Some of you may have seen the National Trust have launched a new campaign called ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4‘ which as it sounds is a list of things that children should try before they reach the age of 11 3/4 and I was prompted by the amazing TheBoyandMe who has been smashing through the list.
We haven’t been so successful but last weekend we did manage to go camping in the ‘wild’…I say that very loosely. The intentions we’re there, we had the tent and it was pitched but it didn’t go according to the plan.
The girls had been on and on about it so I thought what the heck and by the way when I say wild I mean our back garden, but remember my girls are 2 and 5 so at this stage that was as wild as it’s going to get.
We’d put the tent together which actually only took about 5mins which is ideal and although small it was fine for the 4 of us. It was all comfy and they had their favourite soft toys and we were all ready to sleep under the stars.
Now my little lamb Mia well she lasted till about 8pm before deciding this wasn’t for her and she’s rather sleep in her comfy bed.
Aly on the other hand lasted until 9.30 when she heard an almighty cat fight and would rather sleep in her bed.
We will no doubt revisit this but for now I’m counting this as Camping in the Wild.
|1. Climb a Tree||11. Go on a Really Long Bike Ride||21. Pick Blackberries Growing in the Wild|
|2. Roll Down a Really Big Hill||12. Make a Trail with Sticks||22. Explore inside a Tree|
|13 . Make a Mud Pie|
|4. Build a Den||14. Dam a Stream||24. Go on a Walk Barefoot|
|5. Skim a Stone||25. Make a Grass Trumpet|
|6. Run Around in the Rain||16. Make a Daisy Chain||26. Hunt for Fossils and Bones|
|17. Set up a Snail Race||27. Go Star Gazing|
|8. Catch a Fish with a Net||18. Create some Wild Art||28. Climb a Huge Hill|
|9. Eat an Apple Straight from a Tree||19. Play Pooh Sticks||29. Explore a Cave|
|10. Play Conkers||20. Jump Over Waves||30. Hold a Scary Beast|
|31. Hunt for Bugs|
|32. Find Some Frogspawn||42. Go Swimming in the Sea|
|33. Catch a Falling Leaf||43. Build a Raft|
|34. Track Wild Animals||44. Go Bird Watching|
|35. Discover what’s in a Pond||45. Find your way with a Map and Compass|
|36. Make a Home for a Wild Animal||46. Try Rock Climbing|
|37. Check out the Crazy Creatures in a Rockpool||47. Cook on a Campfire|
|38. Bring up a Butterfly||48. Learn to Ride a Horse|
|39. Catch a Crab||49. Find a Geocache|
|40. Go on a Nature Walk at Night||50. Canoe down a River|