Our Wanderlust List

Recently I decided to create the ultimate bucket list for our family, to ensure that when our children leave the nest, they leave it being as ‘rich’ as possible.  I believe the key to achieving this is to immerse them in experiences, adventures and activities that enrich their mind, body and soul. Leaving no stone unturned..

In order to make our list more achievable I have created sub categories – BIG (ones that cost more and require travel/planning), CREATE, MIND, SOUL and ADVENTURE. Our list includes a variety simple yet enjoyable activities, experiences that cost very little, and ones that focus on giving back. I will be adding to our list as our children (& their capabilities) grow, as items are ticked off and as we discover new interests/likes. Our list will also include things that are more adult specific – as being positive role models for children is extremely important, by setting and achieving goals is one way this can be demonstrated.

I will try and share pictures of us completing some of the list – however a lot of these activities require me to be completely immersed in the moment with my children – making us taking photos a distraction.

THE LIST

Big

  • Have Breakfast with a Disney character
  • Visit Disney World
  • Build a sandcastle at a famous beach
  • Go on a plane ride overseas
  • Photograph the ‘Big 5’ animals
  • Visit 1 of the natural wonders of the world


Create

  • A Paper Mache animal
  • Butterfly painting
  • Marble painting
  • Pipe cleaner person
  • Bubble blowing painting
  • Clay monster
  • Animal footprints in playdoh
  • Rock monster
  • Fruit and veggie stamping
  • Paint with your body
  • Make a pasta necklace
  • Build a fort / cubby with sheets ✔️
  • Make finger puppets
  • Hold a puppet show
  • Make a bird feeder  ✔️

Adventure

  • Go on a hermit crab hunt
  • Feed a bird from your hand ✔️
  • Cuddle a koala
  • Swim with / feed / pat dolphins
  • Watch turtle eggs hatching
  • Milk a cow
  • Swim naked in the ocean
  • Find a starfish
  • Catch a fish
  • Go on a bush walk
  • Swim underneath a waterfall
  • Run through a maze
  • Pick some fresh fruit
  • Reach the top of a mountain hike
  • Slide down a hill on cardboard
  • Roll down a hill
  • Camp out under the stars
  • Eat marshmallows / smores from a camp fire
  • Go to a teddy bears picnic
  • Ride a teacup ride ✔️

Soul

  • Share a meal with a stranger
  • Play a game with some locals when on holidays
  • Donate some toys to charity
  • Have a bubble bath that is taller than you are
  • Have a food fight
  • Play in a pool full of jelly
  • See fireworks
  • Eat cake for breakfast
  • Make a dessert pizza
  • Camp in the lounge room
  • Harvest our own fruit and vegetable garden

Mind

  • Look at the moon & planets through a telescope
  • Make an abacus
  • Play a giant game of chess