A Child’s Bucket List To Adulthood

A Child’s Bucket List To Adulthood

At some point most of us reach an age where we put together a “bucket list” together.  A list of things we want to do or accomplish before we “kick the bucket”.  Keeping that in mind start thinking of all the great things you experienced as a kid and think about how many of those experiences you’ve passed on to your own kids.  There should be a certain developmental “list” that we all strive to provide for our children to get a well rounded up bringing.  Times are very different now, and while getting on the tech level of this generation is a necessary evil, it’s important we try and provide what they aren’t finding on their own.  Here is a list of proposed activities that are simple and cost little to nothing at all.  We don’t have to give our kids the world, but we can do our best to show it to them.

  • Let the kids play hooky.  Seriously, have a no-reason, not-because-they’re-sick, free day off of school.
  • Go camping in the woods with no electricity.
  • Get dirty.  Play in the sandbox, splash in puddles, make mud pies, and roll around in the grass.
  • Find a “pen pal”.  Yes, let’s not lose the meaningfulness of a written letter.
  • Fly a Kite!
  • Bring back a retro toy you loved to your kids.  It’s great for bonding and reminding them you were once their age too.
  • Play a diverse group of music for the kids.  Hit important bands like The Beatles and artists like Prince and Michael Jackson.  Tell stories about bands that meant a lot to you and music that you enjoy.
  • Lick the snow and rain when it falls.
  • Own a pet!
  • Got to a professional sporting event like baseball or hockey.
  • Teach Them To Sew
  • Watch “The Wizard Of Oz”
  • Learn To Swim
  • Visit another country, even it’s just Canada.
  • Build a fort or a tree house.
  • Go to a local play.
  • Visit a science center or a museum.
  • Go to the Zoo! Often!
  • Donate old toys, clothes, and belongings.
  • Volunteer
  • Go to a concert the whole family can enjoy.
  • Go To A Drive-In
  • Write a letter to a hero
  • Teach them to cook and bake!
  • Try to play an instrument or join the choir.
  • Play sports even if you’re bad at them.
  • Let them pick out their own clothes and hairstyle (within reason)
  • Learn how to change a tire.
  • Show them how to use a compass.
  • Take a road trip or on a train or even a bus.
  • Visit a farm and learn how to milk a cow.
  • Ride a Horse!
  • Have a picnic.
  • Go to the beach!
  • Travel as often as you can.
  • Visit grandparents.
  • Ride a bike.
  • Learn to ice skate.
  • Ride a roller coaster.
  • Write a story.
  • Play video games together (see what your kids like about them)
  • Go roller skating
  • Learn to fish
  • Make a lemonade stand
  • Have a sleepover
  • Truth or Dare must be played at least once in childhood.
  • Play “I Spy”
  • Climb some hills and trees!
  • Compete in a race
  • Watch the sunrise and set at least once.
  • Keep a journal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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