Have a look through the ideas and links on this page for a tonne of free or low cost activities.
We’d also love to hear your ideas about fun things to do with your own family or the kids in your care – contact us with your suggestions and we’ll post them here.
A great place to start when thinking about activities to enjoy with your Time for Kids child is the list of below. How many can you tick off?
50 Things to do before you are 13:
|1. Climb a tree||26. Hunt for fossils and bones|
|2. Roll down a really big hill||27. Watch the sun wake up|
|3. Camp out in the wild||28. Climb a huge hill|
|4. Build a den||29. Get behind a waterfall|
|5. Skim a stone||30. Feed a bird from your hand|
|6. Run around in the rain||31. Hunt for bugs|
|7. Fly a kite||32. Catch a tadpole or a frog|
|8. Catch a fish with a net||33. Catch a butterfly in a net|
|9. Eat an apple straight from a tree||34. Track wild animals|
|10. Play marbles||35. Discover what’s in a pond|
|11. Throw a wet sponge||36. Call an owl|
|12. Hunt for treasure on the beach||37. Try climbing rocks|
|13. Make a mud pie||38. Bring up a butterfly|
|14. Dam a stream||39. Catch a crab|
|15. Go billy-cart racing||40. Go on a nature walk at night|
|16. Bury an adult in the sand||41. Plant it, grow it, eat it|
|17. Set up a snail race||42. Go wild swimming|
|18. Balance on a fallen tree||43. Go rafting|
|19. Swing on a rope swing||44. Light a fire without matches|
|20. Make a mud slide||45. Find your way with a map and compass|
|21. Eat strawberries picked from a farm or your backyard||46. Check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool.|
|22. Take a look inside a tree||47. Cook on a campfire|
|23. Visit an island||48. Try abseiling|
|24. Feel like you’re flying in the wind||49. Find a geocache|
|25. Make a gum leaf instrument||50. Canoe down a river|
Adapted from: Daily Mail April 13, 2012
You might also like to try our activities for a carer to do with a child or read more about food and fitness for children. If you’re wondering what kind of food your child or young person might like, start here with some beginners recipes.
If you’re in the Onkaparinga Council area, you’ll find lots of great activities in the latest issue of Communities for Children, which you can download here.
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