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10 things children should do before ten

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aloha Fri 08-Jul-05 17:13:44

Did anyone see a news report on this and can do a link? A charity drew up a list of ten things every child should do before they are ten - eg make sandcastle and I wanted to see it.

rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:16:08

Ooh I did see this, I'll try and find it for you

okapi Fri 08-Jul-05 17:17:52

The top things to do before reaching 10 are:

* Roll on your side down a grassy bank
* Make a mud pie
* Make your own modelling dough
* Collect frogspawn
* Make perfume from flower petals
* Grow cress on a windowsill
* Make a papier mache mask
* Build a sandcastle
* Climb a tree
* Make a den in the garden

rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:18:08

Here you go aloha,

The 33 things a child should do before they’re 10:

1. Roll on your side down a grassy bank
2. Make a mud pie
3. Make your own modelling dough mixture
4. Collect frogspawn
5. Make perfume from flower petals
6. Grow cress on a windowsill
7. Make a papier-mâché mask
8. Build a sandcastle
9. Climb a tree
10. Make a den in the garden
11. Make a painting using your hands and feet
12. Organise your own teddy bears picnic
13. Have your face painted
14. Bury a friend in the sand
15. Make some bread
16. Make snow angels
17. Create a clay sculpture
18. Take part in a scavenger hunt
19. Camp out in the garden
20. Bake a cake
21. Feed a farm animal
22. Pick some strawberries
23. Play pooh sticks
24. Recognise five different bird species
25. Find some worms
26. Ride a bike through a muddy puddle
27. Make and fly a kite
28. Plant a tree
29. Build a nest out of grass and twigs
30. Find 10 different leaves in the park
31. Grow vegetables
32. Make breakfast in bed for your parents
33. Make a mini assault course in your garden

FrenchGirl Fri 08-Jul-05 17:18:53

must start training dd for no.32

Hulababy Fri 08-Jul-05 17:19:25

Great list

The top things to do before reaching 10 are:

Think I did all but one as a child. I don't remember making my own modelling dough.

DD (3y 3m) has done 5 of them so far.

dinosaur Fri 08-Jul-05 17:19:39

wtf are snow angels?

rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:19:44

So the question is

How many did you do?

and how many have your children done?

Hulababy Fri 08-Jul-05 17:20:04

Ah, mine was based on the top 10. Will look through rest now!

WigWamBam Fri 08-Jul-05 17:20:29

Snow angels are when you lie down on your back in the snow, then move your arms up and down to make the shape of wings, when you get up there is the shape of an angel in the snow.

Hulababy Fri 08-Jul-05 17:20:37

Aren't snow angels when you lay down in the snow and wave your arms up and down in the snow.

aloha Fri 08-Jul-05 17:21:06

Wow, mumsnet never ceases to amaze!
Want to print this out for inspiration.
Love to hear other ideas.

spidermama Fri 08-Jul-05 17:21:26

Ice skate.

starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 17:22:25

i've done all of those except 24 and 33!

and i'm over 10! lol

okapi Fri 08-Jul-05 17:22:44


okapi Fri 08-Jul-05 17:23:10


rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:23:52

Aw, it is a list that makes you smile doesn't it?

Yes we should all print it out and stick it to our fridges

Hulababy Fri 08-Jul-05 17:24:03

I have done, as a child: all but No. 2

DD (3y 3m) has so far done 14 of them.

rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:26:14

'Make perfume with flower petals'

My dd age 6 is always doing this and keeps bringing me putrid mixtures for me to smell and dab on my wrists. Bless

beetroot Fri 08-Jul-05 17:26:34

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tamum Fri 08-Jul-05 17:29:01

Maybe just bear in mind that it was sponsored by Persil, but it is a good list

okapi Fri 08-Jul-05 17:30:44

mabe it should have been 10 things you should do to get your clothes dirty befor the age of 10

tamum Fri 08-Jul-05 17:31:21

That did cross my mind!

rodeo1 Fri 08-Jul-05 17:32:21

I've done 27 I think, haven't made a papier mache mask - only one made from a paper plate! Haven't camped in garden, or made an assault course

My dd's done an impressive 24!

My ds has done all the one's involving mud

trefusis Fri 08-Jul-05 17:34:26

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