Bucket List – 10 things to do before you grow up

by Emma W.R. on January 6, 2016

Age is just a number, as the old saying goes. I’m older than eighteen, but I never feel that way in my head. And, if my body is cooperating, sometimes I even feel like a kid!

We all have things we wish we’d have done before… before marriage, before kids and playdates, before business trips and meetings and, well, life. But there’s a kid inside all of us, and there are some things we should all make sure we do before we “grow up.”

I present to you my 10 things to do before you grow up bucket list:

  1. Climb a tree
  2. Build a fort
  3. Go on a treasure hunt
  4. Fly a kite
  5. Build a snowman
  6. Play in the sprinklers
  7. Lick the spoon
  8. Write to a pen pal
  9. Go to a museum
  10. Do something to make the world a better place

If you think it’s too late for you to cross these things off of your list – fear not: you can take part with your kids and make sure they cross them off their list, too!

How many things can you cross off your bucket list? And what would you add, if you could?

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue January 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

I am happy to say I have done all on the list – but I’m old (haha). On my bucket list now is to swim with dolphins. Gotta get that in one of these days!


Adrienne February 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

Good list and I have just over half these things done. I’m on my way!


Evie February 5, 2016 at 10:34 am

One thing we always did when I was a kid was go exploring. Before growing up, every child should wander through the wilderness taking in all of nature.


Lorraine February 5, 2016 at 10:19 am

But what age do you consider yourself grown up?? 😉


Lorna February 3, 2016 at 1:32 pm

I always wanted a pen pal when I was a kid. Maybe I can find one as an adult!


Joyce Miller February 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

I think Eli’s list is great. Some fun and unexpected joys to be found. I especially like the Reddi Whip idea. Feel young again.


Madonna February 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

Seeing as I’ve done everything on that list I guess i will have to come up with another 10 for myself 😉


Jessie January 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm

Happy to say I’ve done everything on this list and I’m sharing it with my children. Our kids are growing up in a world where little things like this are forgotten, so it’s up to us to show them there’s more to life than electronics


Eli January 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Since they (women, usually) say that men never really do grow up, here is a bucket list for an older man who still hasn’t grown up:

1. Retiring.
2. Reading a book for at least one hour without being disturbed.
3. Buying a bottle of wine and not have anyone telling me to stop at a certain point.
4. Playing in the snow and not have my entire body be sore the next day.
5. Having lunch with Billy Joel.
6. Having an old person come up to me and ask if I can help them cross the street.
7. Being able to blow out the candles on a birthday cake using only one big breath.
8. Having a guarantee that I will be able to celebrate another birthday one year after having celebrating a current one.
9. Squirting Reddi Whip directly into my mouth without worrying about someone catching me doing it.
10. Writing a silly bucket list on an internet site and not regretting it.


Cassidy January 14, 2016 at 10:39 am

Sandy is so right – travel before kids come along. Fun list!


Lilly January 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Time goes by so fast! I wish I had done some of these things. Growing up in a city some of these things just weren’t as easy to come across


Darlen Snow January 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

I don’t think we are ever too old to fly a kite or play in the sprinklers. Old is a state of mind. I like your list.


Carmensina January 7, 2016 at 9:38 am

I think I’ve done just about everything on this list. I need a part two to work on!


Sandy January 7, 2016 at 9:27 am

This is a great list. Travel while your young if you can, kids.


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