Creating bucket lists should not be just for adults. Children love doing activities and working through lists so combined combine these and make a bucket list. This will give your child a sense of achievement and it will give them something to look forward to.

Here are 20 things for your child to do before he/she turns 10:

  1. Play in a pile of leaves
  2. Jump in rainy day puddles
  3. Have a pillow fight
  4. Catch tadpoles
  5. Swing as high as you can on a swing
  6. Climb a tree
  7. Plant a tree
  8. Dress up as your favorite character
  9. Put on mom’s lipstick
  10. Ride on a merry go round
  11. Play sevens with a tennis ball
  12. Eat a chocolate cake with both hands
  13. Squash mud between your toes
  14. Play follow the leader or `wolfie wolfie what’s the time’
  15. Roll down a grassy slope
  16. Learn to blow bubbles with bubble gum
  17. Play hide and seek
  18. Lick the baking bowl out with both hands
  19. Dance with abandon to crazy or beautiful music
  20. Spin around on a swing till you are dizzy

In this day of technology and screens it is so important that our children are exposed the world through their senses. We know about the visual, auditory and tactile senses, but the sense of movement and gross motor activity is just as important. These games bring back the real feel and will enrich your child’s sensory world of learning.

Contributed by Liz Senior, Clamber Club CEO and Occupational Therapist
Cell: 011 325 2031