Make a Trail of Sticks #50Things #CountryKids

Some of you may have seen the National Trust have launched a new campaign called ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4‘ which as it sounds is a list of things that children should try before they reach the age of 11 3/4 and I was prompted by the amazing TheBoyandMe who has been smashing through the list.
This task is in the form of two videos. The first video shows Aly and Mummy creating the trail of sticks.

And the second video shows me and Mia following the trail to find them.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


Adventurer Discovery Ranger
1. Climb a Tree 11. Go on a Really Long Bike Ride 21. Pick Blackberries Growing in the Wild
2. Roll Down a Really Big Hill 12. Make a Trail with Sticks 22. Explore inside a Tree
3. Camp Out in the Wild 13 . Make a Mud Pie 23. Visit a Farm
4. Build a Den 14. Dam a Stream 24. Go on a Walk Barefoot
5. Skim a Stone 15. Play in the Snow 25. Make a Grass Trumpet
6. Run Around in the Rain 16. Make a Daisy Chain 26. Hunt for Fossils and Bones
7. Fly a Kite 17. Set up a Snail Race 27. Go Star Gazing
8. Catch a Fish with a Net 18. Create some Wild Art 28. Climb a Huge Hill
9. Eat an Apple Straight from a Tree 19. Play Pooh Sticks 29. Explore a Cave
10. Play Conkers 20. Jump Over Waves 30. Hold a Scary Beast
Tracker Explorer
31. Hunt for Bugs 41. Plant it, Grow it, Eat it
32. Find Some Frogspawn 42. Go Swimming in the Sea
33. Catch a Falling Leaf 43. Build a Raft
34. Track Wild Animals 44. Go Bird Watching
35. Discover what’s in a Pond 45. Find your way with a Map and Compass
36. Make a Home for a Wild Animal 46. Try Rock Climbing
37. Check out the Crazy Creatures in a Rockpool 47. Cook on a Campfire
38. Bring up a Butterfly 48. Learn to Ride a Horse
39. Catch a Crab 49. Find a Geocache
40. Go on a Nature Walk at Night 50. Canoe down a River




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  • Candace

    September 28, 2013 at 6:54 am Reply

    Oh what great fun!

  • Claire Toplis

    September 28, 2013 at 7:38 am Reply

    Brilliant tge outside is so imporyant

  • Cheryl (@CherylInTheUK)

    September 28, 2013 at 7:46 am Reply

    We had a go at this during the summer. Your two videos are so delightful. Mia ducking is just too cute and Aly is very good at leaving a trail. I hope the girls have enjoyed watching themselves.

  • LauraCYMFT

    September 28, 2013 at 9:56 am Reply

    Aww these are fab! What a great idea.Don’t know if it’s just me, but your comment box and name etc fields don’t show up very well.

  • Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill)

    September 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm Reply

    Such a fun activity for all the family! I love how the list is inspiring adults to have adventure and fun with their children too. Thanks for linking up the sweet videos of the girls having outdoor fun with Country Kids.

  • Charlotte

    September 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    This is such a great idea! I had heard of it as on my nephew’s 11th birthday he panicked as he thought he only had 3/4 of a day to complete the list. :0) This is the first time I have seen it.

  • krissottoh

    September 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I’ve read before about the Nat’l Trust list – what a great idea for you to do.#countrykids

  • Rollercoaster Mum

    September 29, 2013 at 12:27 am Reply

    We love this list – my eldest has managed 26 of them so far! You should go and play Pooh Sticks at the proper bridge on Ashdown Forest and I can recommend the mud pies – my girls loved doing this!

  • Pinkoddy

    September 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply

    What a fab idea – love it. They sound like they really enjoyed it.

  • Emma T

    September 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Simple activities that are enjoyable. Lovely.Really must sign up to this for N – he might only be 2 1/2, but we can already tick off a few.

  • TheBoyandMe

    October 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm Reply

    That is an excellent trail, aren’t these things really good fun?
    Nipping over from Country Kids.

  • Adventure Togs

    October 5, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply

    What an awesome outdoor activity! I felt excited myself as Mia looked and followed the trails. Priceless memory too as the two met and hugged:) Dropping by here from Country Kids 🙂

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