36 Things to do Before You Are 6

As the cool and calm months are upon us, we welcome adventure into the outdoors. At EtonHouse we celebrate childhood every single day. We encourage our families to join in our celebration of childhood by thinking about the challenges on this list and creating opportunities for their children to complete them.

Have fun and remember … not child’s best day ever was watching TV or sitting in front of a device. Let’s enjoy the great weather and nurturing outdoors!

  1. Climb a tree
  2. Sleep under the stars (even if it is at school or at your home)
  3. Fall off a bike
  4. Learn to swim
  5. Build a cubby or tree house
  6. Go to a beach after a rain and see what you can find
  7. Cook on a campfire
  8. Go on a school camp
  9. Play chasy in the rain- let’s hope it rains soon!
  10. Catch a fish in the ocean (or have fun trying)
  11. Find a bug or search for grasshoppers
  12. Make something with things that you find
  13. Play with homemade slime
  14. Do something you’re scared of
  15. Watch animals in the wild (I suggest visiting Hawar Island)
  16. Build a sandcastle city
  17. Skim a stone
  18. Plant something and watch it grow
  19. Play spotlight
  20. Ride a bike in the sand
  21. Visit another island
  22. Go on a two-day hike
  23. Snorkel at a beach or reef
  24. Ride a flying fox
  25. Play under a sprinkler
  26. Climb a big rock
  27. Play in the bush all day
  28. Meet kids in a park and invent a new game
  29. Paddle a kayak
  30. Go digging for worms
  31. Visit a national park
  32. Play on a rope swing
  33. Make a kite and fly it
  34. Jump off a jetty
  35. Catch a tadpole
  36. Make a mud pie

We welcome all families to share photos or stories about their great outdoor adventures whether in Bahrain or on a holiday. In addition, should you wish to share your great outdoor photos to the EtonHouse community and social media sites, kindly email them to


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