Friday, February 6, 2009

162 Things to do Before Kindergarten

I found this list of 100 Things to do Before Kindergarten. If you click on the link and then go to the bottom of the page, you will find five more pages of "Things to do Before Kindergarten". I thought it sounded like a fun list for Arin and I to do together. I have actually read all six of the lists and come up with my own list of 162 Things to Do Before Kindergarten.

1. Go to the zoo
2. Visit a farm (2/25/09)
3. Go on a hike
4. Play with kittens or puppies 3/3/10
5. Catch a frog
6. Make a gigantic mess (daily!)
7. Help clean up a gigantic mess (daily!)
8. Master the monkey-bars
9. Swing high up into the sky all by themselves
10. Try ice-skating
11. Go sledding
12. Make a snow-man
13. Blow bubbles (3/6/09)
14. Plant seeds and watch them grow
15. Have a pillow fight
16. Jump on a bed (4/26/09)
17. Jump on a trampoline or in a bounce house (3/8/09)
18. Hang out in a tent
19. Spend days at the beach 6/2009
20. Build sandcastles
21. Go fishing
22. Go out on a boat
23. Play with blocks and puzzles (2/13/09)
24. Read the classic picture books
25. Read a classic chapter book
26. Check out library books with their own library card
27. Hold a newborn baby (2/19/10)
28. Love a special doll or stuffed animal (2/20/09)
29. Help plan Family Fun Day
30. Go to the circus
31. Bake cookies and cakes
32. Play hide-and-seek
33. Play a board game (9/13/09)
34. Go to a museum on a quiet weekday
35. Learn to swim
36. Be tickled in hysterics
37. Do nothing whatsoever all day (3/2009)
38. Try a sport
39. Watch a sporting event
40. Learn to use a camera
41. Play with clay
42. Paint and draw as much as desired
43. Have the use of scissors and glue (9/12/09)
44. Display artworks and other creations around the house
45. Learn to eat an ice-cream cone (2/6/09)
46. Learn to write their own names
47. Pick flowers 6/21/09
48. Climb a tree
49. Gaze at the moon and stars
50. Toast marshmallows
51. Learn their addresses and telephone numbers
52. Set the table
53. Clear the table
54. Help wash the dishes
55. Watch fireworks (5/11/09)
56. Go to the ballet or theater or a puppet show
57. Put on a ballet or play or puppet show at home
58. Face paint
59. Dress up in costumes at will
60. Learn rhymes and poems and songs by heart
61. Have a dance party
62. Enjoy friends at the park (2/27/09)
63. Invite friends over to play
64. Get to know grandparents
65. Play with cousins (2/14/10)
66. Learn the name of our president (3/2009)
67. Know the name of their town, state and country
68. Be familiar with a map of the world
69. Listen to music from many different ages and genres
70. Hear and learn words from a different language
71. Learn to ride a bike
72. Take a road trip
73. Draw a self-portrait
74. Slurp alphabet soup
75. Learn to twirl spaghetti on a fork
76. Star in a home movie
77. Learn a magic trick
78. Try different hair-dos
79. Practice writing letters
80. Practice counting to 100
81. Make up stories
82. Send a letter
83. Receive a letter (any family members want to help with this one????) (7/31/09)
84. Ride on a merry-go-round
85. Give away toys and books
86. Learn the value of coins and bills
87. Keep a piggy bank (9/2009)
88. Try a musical instrument
89. Have a heartfelt wish granted
90. Pick Strawberries (7/14/09)
91. Go to an Aquarium
92. Pick Blueberries (5/27/09)
93. Go to an Amusement Park
94. Camp
95. Splash in a Puddle 8/18/09
96. Play in the Rain
97. Play in the Sprinklers
98. Skip Rocks
99. Sit back and listen at a library storytime (9/11/09)
100. See a manatee (4/12/09)
101. Bake for your neighbors (2/28/09)
102. Play Putt-Putt Golf (10/2009)
103. Go Bowling (5/14/09)
104. Go to a new park (2/7/09)
105. Fly a kite
106. Go to the Butterfly Festival
107. Help make pancakes
108. Go to Cracker Days with Papa
109. Practice writing numbers
110. Take a horse and carriage ride
111. Take a train ride
112. Visit Family in NY
113. Visit Family in Atlanta
114. Visit Family in Chicago
115. Tube in the Springs
116. Have a tea party
117. Go to a Fair
118. Do a corn maze
119. Visit the Renaissance Festival
120. Go to a science museum
121. Go on a water slide
122. Go to Symphony Under the Stars (5/11/09)
123. See a drive-in movie
124. Have a "paint your own pottery" afternoon.
125. Throw a Ball
126. Kick a Ball
127. Hit a Ball
128. Fold a paper airplane
129. Jump in leaf piles
130. Build a fort out of blankets
131. Ride in an airplane
132.Skip count by 2s or 5s (2/26/10)
133. Tell time
134. Recognize the worth of coins and bills
135. Find the US on a map
136. Find homestate on a map (2/2009)
137. Recognize 5 types of bugs
138. Recognize 3 types of flowers
139. Name the 4 seasons
140. Explore the properties of water
141. Look through a microscope or magnifying glass
142. Hear the ocean in a shell
143. Button buttons
144. Zip zippers
145. Snap snaps
146. Ties shoes
147. Open a milk carton, juice box, and snacks
148. Butter bread
149. Make a PB& J sandwich
150. Go on a treasure hunt
151. Pour a bowl of cereal
152. Read 10 words independently- start with a, and, the, it, I, we, at, by, me, is
153. Copy text that is written for them
154. Write/dictate, illustrate, and publish a story of their own if it is even on a napkin while waiting for food at a restaurant
155. Be able to say a few words in a foreign language
156. Name the 12 months in a year
157. Name the seven days of the week in order
158. Learn birthdate (3/2009)
159. Say "Nice to meet you."
160. Shake hands
161. Write a simple thank you
162. Know where to put a stamp on a letter


jennwa said...

That ia a terrific idea. I will have to do a list like that with my little. Thanks for the idea.

Anonymous said...

cool i'll make my list up! great idea!!!
great blog background!!

Kirsten said...

Oh, I love this idea! I think I'll make up a list for my daughter. :)