50 Things to do before you're 11 and 3/4
Lockdown hits again
The National Trust came up with 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4. The main idea was to get the kids out and doing things in the countryside.
Kids of course adore the outdoors and exploring, getting messy and muddy, discovering and adventuring, splashing through puddles, jumping over fallen logs, catching leaves, making sandcastles. The 50 things to do give them a great chance to link up with nature and get active.
But of coures we're all in lockdown again. So the National Trust has come up twist to the 50 things and has come up with 50 things to do in your back garden.
But did you know that there’s another 50 activities to do – and this time they are in your back garden? So if you’re in lock-down, it won’t matter if you can’t leave home. And even if you don’t have a garden, there are quite a few you can do simply looking out of the window.
Watch a bird!
Grow some plants in a pot!
Create some wild art.
Give a home to wildlife
Do some drawing at home
Also, you could put stickers on your windows so that birds don’t fly into them, or put bird feeders for windows up if you haven’t got a garden. Why not use this opportunity to find out more about the birds you see, their habits, their behaviour, whether they are migratory and if so what their journeys are?
The other thing you could do is to take a look at what the National Trust is doing to help wildlife. It’s far more than most us think!
One of the things they are asking all of us to do is to make a promise for nature – things like giving nature a home in our gardens, reducing food waste and packaging, helping with beach cleans and helping bees and butterflies to thrive.
Get the kids involved with nature - they are the future generation who will be looking after it. Family memberships are available from the National Trust - find more info about them here