50 things to do before you’re 3

There’s always a lot of talk about adults having a bucket list or things to do before you’re 30, but what about toddlers!

There’s a lot of fun to be had in those early years and there’s no harm in having a list of amazing things to tick off.

Those first three years of a baby’s life fly by in a flash, after all, and they are the perfect time to create lasting family memories.

As my eldest recently turned three, I thought I would write a list of all the fabulous things she has already packed in to her life.

These are the 50 things to do before you’re three:

1. Have an ice cream by the sea

2. Meet Peppa Pig

3. Make a hand print

4. Build a den

5. Ride a pony

6. See a show

7. Make slime

8. Bake cupcakes (check out my cupcake recipe here)

9. Build a sand castle

10. Go on holiday

11. Visit a museum

12. Ride a boat

13. See a film

14. Go to a fairground

15. Get your face painted

16. Go trick or treating

17. Leave a carrot, mince pies and a drink out for Santa

18. Stay up late for a party

19. Throw a birthday party with all your friends

20. Make a daisy chain

21. Dress up as your favourite film/TV character

22. Make snow angels

23. Paint a picture

24. Go on a bear hunt

25. Jump in muddle puddles (wearing wellies, of course)

26. Play I-Spy

27. Play a musical instrument (even if it’s just banging a wooden spoon on a saucepan!)

28. Blow bubbles

29. Play in a paddling pool

30. Build a snow man

31. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt

32. Have a teddy bear tea party

33. Make play dough

34. Make a card for mummy or daddy

35. Put on a puppet show

36. Feed the ducks

37. Swing on a swing

38. Dip your toes in the ocean

39. Go for a picnic

40. Have a bug hunt in the garden

41. Visit a zoo

42. Play hide-and-seek

43. Plant a seed in the garden

44. Learn the words to your favourite song and sing it

45. Play in the rain

46. Put a bird feeder in the garden and watch the birds visit for a snack

47. Visit a garden centre – they have so much to look at and many have fish on show too

48. Paint some pottery

49. Visit a farm

50. Make a necklace using string and dry, uncooked pasta

I hope this list gives your toddler some inspiration! Are there any things that your toddler has enjoyed doing that aren’t on the list? I would love to hear from you.

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2 Comments

  1. March 15, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Thanks for tuning into my FB Live this morning. Adore your blog and loved your other post on not having control of your kids. Was nodding away at every point. Everything here is relateable and well written, so lovely to have found you x

    • themummybubbleblog
      March 19, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much lovely, so thrilled to read your kind words about my blog xx

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