What little adventures should kids try to help set them with the skills they need for life?
Taking inspiration from our original adventurous Disney Princess, Rapunzel, we’ve surveyed the nation’s parents to find out what they think the top 10 activities are that will help ensure youngsters are well-rounded, prepared for life’s challenges whilst having fun.
So without further ado, here are the little adventures parents voted for:
10. Navigating a treasure hunt using a map
Every adventurer needs to learn some handy navigation skills.
9. Making homemade trinkets (e.g. fresh fruit juice) and selling them to the local community
Encourge that entrepreneurial spirit.
8. Building a den or shelter
Working with materials you have helps spark ingenuity and problem-solving.
7. Writing or performing a play, song or comedy skit
As well as being a creative outlet, performing can help inspire confidence.
6. Fundraising for a charity or cause they think is important
Doing your bit for charity encourages empathy and generosity.
5. Spending the night away from parents at a friend’s house
Often a child’s first step towards independence.
4. Doing odd jobs for neighbours to earn some extra pocket money
Learn the value of hard work and reward.
3. Growing vegetables or something edible
As well as gaining an understanding of where food comes from, it also helps with nutrition.
2. Budgeting with pocket money at a corner shop/supermarket
Using their own money helps them understand the value of money and about budgeting.
1. Caring for a pet or animal
Few things will help your kids learn empathy and responsibility more than being respomsible for the care of an animal.
If you’re feeling inspired, why not download the printable checklist and get your family to try some of these adventures in your garden, home or local area?
Catch up with Rapunzel’s latest adventures in Tangled: The Series, which premieres on Disney Channel and DisneyLife from 4pm on Monday 11th September.