National Trust: 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

I'd heard about the National Trust's checklist of '50 things to do before you're 11 3/4' but hadn't thought much about it until now. Mikey turns 11 in a month's time so we thought we'd give it a try!

Mikey enjoys a challenge, and loves the outdoors, so I thought that this would be perfect to try and complete.

After going to the website, 50 things to do, we printed off a checklist and Mikey ticked off what he had already done.

What I like about the checklist is that it's simple and easy to do, with activities that most children do, such as 'climb a tree' and 'catch a falling leaf' alongside activities children might not have done, such as, 'bring up a butterfly' and 'catch a crab'.
I also like that the website has a child's page where they can check off the list online, unlocking certificates. 
There is also a free app available, where you can unlock secret challenges as you tick off the activities.
The list of 50 things is definitely do-able and looks like a great challenge. I also think that it will create great adventures, not only for Mikey but us as a family!