100 Things To Do Before Starting Big School

 

I didn’t write this list. I found it on a Google search. I was looking for things to do over the summer with the girls and I wanted it age specific. This came up as a Yahoo list and I copied and pasted because I want to see how many things we’ve already done and how many more we can do but most of all which ones I don’t think are necessary.

Have a great summer all and watch us as we go through the list – or not!

1. Go to the zoo – Done! On our Siblu trip to La Palmyre Zoo

2. Visit a farm

3. Go on a hike

girls on bikes

4. Play with kittens or puppies

5. Catch a frog

6. Make a gigantic mess

7. Help clean up a gigantic mess

8. Master the monkey-bars

9. Swing high up into the sky all by themselves

10. Try ice-skating

11. Go sledding – Done!

12. Make a snow-man – Done!

13. Blow bubbles – done…frequently

14. Plant seeds and watch them grow – done

15. Have a pillow fight – Done you should have seen the mess and heard the laughter.

16. Jump on a big bed – done, on our bed more than once until daddy told them off!

17. Jump on a trampoline or in a bounce house – done

18. Hang out in a tent – done

19. Spend days at the beach – Daddy’s favourite pastime our first trip was when the girls were less than 2 weeks old! St Mildred’s

20. Build sandcastles – done and we have some wicked castle buckets to try out thanks to Aunty Hayley and Uncle John

21. Go fishing

22. Go out on a boat

23. Play with blocks and puzzles – done

24. Read the classic picture books – done Three little pigs, Goldilocks, Red Riding Hood, Gruffalo

25. Read a classic chapter book

26. Check out library books with their own library card – done but not regular

27. Get a passport – done first journey was to Italy aged 1 to meet Gracey

28. Carve a pumpkin – done

29. Hold a newborn baby (to see how much they’ve grown)

30. Love a special doll or stuffed animal – done

Baby Ted and Big Teddy

31. Bake cookies and cakes – done

32. Help plan their own birthday party

33. Go to the circus

34. Go to a museum on a quiet weekday

35. Play hide-and-seek – done not very well ‘I’m here daddy’ but done

36. Play a board game

37. Do nothing whatsoever all day – done

38. Try a sport – done gymnastics, swimming lessons and pony riding

39. Watch a sporting event

40. Learn to swim – doing

41. Be tickled in hysterics – all the time

42. Paint and draw as much as desired – done at preschool and occasionally at home

43. Have the use of scissors and glue – thanks preschool

44. Display artworks and other creations around the house – all the time

45. Learn to use a camera (and keep an album of the results!)

46. Play with clay

47. Pick flowers – done

48. Climb a tree

49. Gaze at the moon and stars – done

50. Toast marshmallows

51. Learn to eat an ice-cream cone – done

52. Watch a sunset

53. Learn to write their own names

54. Learn their addresses and telephone numbers

55. Learn their parents’ full names

56. Set the table

57. Clear the table

58. Help wash the dishes

59. Learn to say their pleases and thank yous and excuse mes – not finished but mostly done

60. Watch fireworks – done didn’t like them one bit though

61. Go to the ballet or theater or a puppet show – Jack and the Beanstlak Panto at Butlins, Peppa Pig at Dartford and Rory the Racing Car at Dartford

62. Put on a ballet or play or puppet show at home

63. Face paint – done

64. Dress up in costumes at will – All the time princesses or fairies

65. Learn rhymes and poems and songs by heart – done

66. Have a dance party

67. Enjoy friends at preschool and at the park

68. Invite friends over to play

69. Get to know grandparents

70. Play with cousins

71. Become attached to a wonderful preschool teacher and/or babysitter – Anita for Alice no question

72. Learn the name of our queen – done! celebrated her diamond jubilee at preschool this year

73. Know the name of their town, state and country

74. Be familiar with a map of the world

75. Listen to music from many different ages and genres

76. Hear and learn words from a different language have listened to Italian and French too next step spanish with the Spanish cousins

77. Learn the difference between trash and recycling

78. Grow their own vegetables

79. Learn to ride a bike (or try!) – we’re still on stabilisers but getting there

80. Take a road trip Devon 2012

car journey

81. Draw a self-portrait

82. Slurp alphabet soup

83. Learn to twirl spaghetti on a fork

84. Pick apples

85. Star in a home movie – they are minor celebrities now on You Tube

86. Learn a magic trick

87. Try different hair-dos – done

88. Practice writing letters

89. Practice counting to 100

90. Make up stories

91. Send a letter

92. Receive a letter

93. Ride on a merry-go-round – Butlins 2012

94. Give away toys and books to less fortunate children

95. Learn the value of coins and bills

96. Keep a piggy bank – not sure they’ve quite got the concept of saving yet

97. Try a musical instrument – thanks John Crane

98. Have a heartfelt wish granted

99. Have a heartfelt wish denied

100. Receive a million (make that a billion) heartfelt kisses and hugs from their parents! – All the time and no I will never stop giving them

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