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Before Kindergarten Bucket List

Before Kindergarten Bucket List - Grown Ups Magazine
Make a fun bucket list (or use ours) to make the most of those preschool years!

Before Kindergarten Bucket List - Grown Ups Magazine

Childhood flies—blink once and your child is ready for school. Kindergarten can be a blur of PTA meetings, lunch boxes, and homework. Savor the time before school by making a bucket list of fun (and useful!) things to do together.

  1. Visit a working farm and learn where food comes from. If you can, gather eggs, milk a cow, or pick and plant food.
  2. Plant seeds and watch them grow together. Sunflowers, nasturtium, marigolds, and pumpkins are all easy to grow from seed.
  3. Catch a frog, tadpole, ladybug, or lightning bug. Be sure to release them later.
  4. Build a sandcastle as tall as your child.
  5. Read classic books together, like The Swiss Family Robinson, Heidi, Charlotte’s Web, or James and The Giant Peach.
  6. Go fishing.
  7. Teach your children to use and carry scissors properly.
  8. Draw a pictures of each other.
  9. Collect and donate gently used toys and clothes to a women’s or homeless shelter.
  10. Learn to count to 100.
  11. Teach your child to skip rocks.
  12. Have dinner together at a “fancy” restaurant.
  13. Learn to say, “Hello!” in five different languages.
  14. Try out a new sport.
  15. Learn how to swim—it’s fun, and it’s an important skill. You can teach them yourself or sign them up for lessons.
  16. Camp out in the backyard. Pitch a tent, roast marshmallows, and tell stories.
  17. Go to the circus or attend live theatre.
  18. Bake a cake together.
  19. Pick out new, seasonal vegetables to try at your local farmers’ market.
  20. Spread a blanket in a park or the backyard and count the stars.

Tell us what’s on your bucket list!

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  • Meeghan Mousaw

    Love this list. 🙂

  • Allison Cooper

    Aww I remember this time before kindergarten – so special! Great list and definitely great bucket list things to go for littles!

  • I like the idea of baking a cake together. Special times are what it’s all about.

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