I wrote recently about the National Trust's list of Fifty Things To Do Before You're 11¾, adapting it, as The Boy's birthday is next month, to Five Things To Do Before You're Three!
On the weekend we attempted to tick off number 1: 'Fly a kite'.
It was actually too windy. I know, can you believe that's even possible? It's like the wrong type of rain is causing a drought in parts of Britain at the moment.
Anyway, it was too windy because it kept gusting and eventually the kite broke, I stomped off and nearly fell in a river. Ok, it was a stream. Ok, it was a trickling tributary. Nonetheless, it didn't go well and we need to buy a new kite as a result. However, one of the things that did happen while we were trying to find the perfect place to not-fly this daft kite was that The Boy fell over and rolled down the hill. And he laughed. He didn't roll very far and unfortunately wouldn't try it again because he was distracted by the kite, but he inadvertently crossed off another things from the NT list.
This rolling is also part of Bear Gryll's Top Ten Things To Do Before You're Ten handbook created in conjuction with Persil's Small & Mighty. He seems to have the technique perfected a little more than The Boy though.
With other activities like building a den, being a hide and seek champion and counting the stars, it's a great and achievable list of activities for children to attempt, encouraging them out into the great outdoors and to get mucky!
To celebrate, TheBoyandMe is offering one reader the chance to win a copy of the handbook and six month’s worth of Persil Small & Mighty. It's designed to take on the toughest of stains, like mud and grass, so kids can take on the toughest of outdoor adventures- just like Bear Grylls!
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