Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In honor of Rachel starting school this fall…


I thought this was cute, and a neat thing to do… So I’m doing this for Rachel, and next fall I’ll post another one for Sage. :)

I got this idea over @ A Purse Full of Cheerios and thought it was a neat idea. The ones we have done are in Pink, and the ones we plan to do before school are in purple… and the ones we haven’t or can’t get to before school will be in black!

100 Things To-Do Before Kindergarten

1. Go to the zoo (if you count the Disney Animal Kingdom, if not we hope to go to the Tampa Zoo shortly after school starts)
2. Visit a farm
3. Go on a hike (we have actually been on a few, and hope to go on many more)
4. Play with baby animals (kitten and a dog)
5. Catch a frog (many times with screams to accompany)
6. Make a gigantic mess
7. Help clean up a gigantic mess
8. Master the monkey-bars (we are trying very hard to get this one, every time we go to the playground!)
9. Swing high up into the sky all by themselves
10. Try ice-skating (sadly we didn’t get to this before we left Maine, but maybe someday!)
11. Go sledding (we went numerous times when we lived in Maine)
12. Make a snow-man (one of our favorite things to do in the Winter, when we lived in Maine)
13. Blow bubbles
14. Plant seeds and watch them grow (we did this again this summer, and we now have huge tomato plants)
15. Have a pillow fight
16. Jump on a big bed
17. Jump on a trampoline or in a bounce house (she has done both… But loves Auntie Di’s Trampoline) 
18. Hang out in a tent
19. Spend days at the beach (we are in the best state for it, and sadly we don’t get there as much as we would like too)
20. Build sandcastles
21. Go fishing
22. Go out on a boat (hopefully while we are in Maine on Vacation)
23. Play with blocks and puzzles
24. Read the classic picture books (and then some, one of our favorite past times is reading)
25. Read a classic chapter book
26. Check out library books with their own library card (every week)
27. Get a passport
28. Carve a pumpkin
29. Hold a newborn baby
30. Love a special doll or stuffed animal (numerous ones)
31. Bake cookies and cakes
32. Help plan their own birthday party (but maybe this year)
33. Attend 4:00 a.m. Liturgies before he has to wake up early for school
34. Go to a museum on a quiet weekday
35. Play hide-and-seek
36. Play a board game
37. Do nothing whatsoever all day
38. Try a sport (tried baseball and soccer, neither seemed to be her thing…so now its dance)
39. Watch a sporting event
40. Learn to swim
41. Be tickled in hysterics
42. Paint and draw as much as desired
43. Have complete use of scissors and glue (almost there… we are working on it)
44. Display artworks and other creations around the house (there are so many we need to start an art museum!)
45. Learn to use a camera (and keep an album of the results!)
46. Play with clay
47. Pick flowers
48. Climb a tree (maybe while in Maine, not many tree’s in Fl to climb)
49. Gaze at the moon and stars
50. Toast marshmallows and make s'mores
51. Learn to eat an ice-cream cone
52. Watch a sunset
53. Learn to write their own names
54. Learn their addresses and telephone numbers
55. Learn their parents' full names
56. Set the table (she loves to do this)
57. Clear the table
58. Help wash the dishes
59. Learn to say their pleases and thank yous and excuse mes
60. Watch fireworks (but she wasn’t a big fan)
61. Go to the ballet or theater or a puppet show
62. Put on a ballet or play or puppet show at home
63. Finger paint
64. Dress up in costumes at will (almost everyday!)
65. Learn rhymes and poems and songs by heart
66. Have a picnic (another one of our favorite things to do)
67. Enjoy friends at preschool and at the park
68. Invite friends over to play
69. Get to know grandparents
70. Play with cousins
71. Make our own kite and fly it
72. Learn the name of our president
73. Know the name of their town, state and country
74. Be familiar with a map of the world
75. Snuggle together with a bowl of popcorn and a good movie
76. Hear and learn words from a different language (she is very into learning Spanish)
77. Learn the difference between trash and recycling
78. Grow their own vegetables
79. Learn to ride a bike
80. Take a road trip (to Maine and back to Florida again in a bit over 2 weeks)
81. Draw a self-portrait
82. Slurp alphabet soup
83. Learn to twirl spaghetti on a fork (she tries awful hard)
84. Pick strawberries
85. Star in a home movie
86. Learn a cool trick
87. Practice reading
88. Practice writing letters
89. Practice counting to 100
90. Make up stories
91. Send a letter
92. Receive a letter
93. Ride on a merry-go-round
94. Give away toys and books to less fortunate children (we do this a few times a year)
95. Learn the value of coins and bills
96. Keep a piggy bank
97. Try a musical instrument (she like her brother is trying the piano)
98. Have a heartfelt wish granted
99. Have a heartfelt wish denied
100. Practice writing thank you notes


I’d love to see anyone else’s answers if you decide to post one! Have a good rest of the summer!

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