Thursday, May 10, 2012

73 Things Kids Should Do Before They Grow Up

I’m sure I could add a ton more things to this list. This is what I came up with in about 10 minutes of pondering. So much to do!!!

  1. Make a mud pie
  2. Play Kick-the-Can
  3. Learn a musical instrument
  4. Learn a second language
  5. Show off a milk mustache
  6. Use Popsicles for lipstick
  7. Sleep in hair rollers
  8. Play Red Rover
  9. Spin on a merry-go-round at a playground
  10. Play freeze tag
  11. Go to camp (any camp)
  12. Strut a Kool-Aid mustache
  13. Play in mommy’s makeup
  14. Finger paint
  15. Sing somgs around a fire
  16. Make s’mores over an open fire
  17. Learn to tie different knots
  18. Run a lemonade stand
  19. Learn to jump Chinese jump rope or double dutch
  20. Play kickball using used milk cartons for bases
  21. Dress up for Halloween, including a face mask and wig
  22. Make pizza from scratch
  23. Learn to bake bread
  24. Pick fruit from a tree and eating it
  25. Watch the Wizard of Oz
  26. Listen to a grandparent’s stories
  27. Get your face painted
  28. Get ears pierced
  29. Play football in an open field
  30. Act in a play
  31. Create your own hopscotch
  32. Pick up a worm
  33. Catch a butterfly
  34. Make your own popsicles
  35. Learn to play Solitaire
  36. Learn to play chess
  37. March in a parade
  38. Visit a fire and police station
  39. Go on an all-day picnic
  40. Have a sleepover
  41. Camp out in the backyard
  42. Make a fort then sleep in it
  43. Start a summer lawn mowing business
  44. Open a savings account with your own money
  45. Ride a horse
  46. Take swimming lessons
  47. Stay up all night (at least once)
  48. Swim in a lake
  49. Go fishing
  50. Catch fireflies
  51. Grow a caterpillar until it turns into a butterfly
  52. Start a collection
  53. Read a comic book
  54. Put on a talent show
  55. Make your own haunted house in the basement
  56. Make a sand castle (whether at the beach or park)
  57. Play in the rain
  58. Go creeking
  59. Volunteer at the local animal shelter
  60. Walk to somewhere
  61. Learn to ride a bike without training wheels
  62. Have a bubble blowing contest
  63. Feed the ducks at the park
  64. Pick wildflowers
  65. Learn to play marbles
  66. Climb a tree
  67. Build a snowman
  68. Make breakfast in bed for mom/dad
  69. Play dress up then go to the store with Mom
  70. Learn to fly a kite
  71. Wish upon a star
  72. Stomp in puddles
  73. Sew a pillow or apron
It’s important that kids learn that there’s more to life than video games and technology. It’s important that kids be kids and that they do kid things.

Please add to this list. What were some of the things you liked to do when you were a kid?

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”
-Jesse Jackson“Don’t worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are ALWAYS watching you.”  -Robert Fulghum

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