|The Teenager Bucket List…
Things to do before becoming a 20-year old (geezer).
o Learn how to properly shake hands.
o Watch a sunrise and a sunset (but don’t look directly at the sun).
o Learn how to say hello in 5 different languages.
o Go ice skating.
o Wade in an Ocean or Great Lake.
o Try a roller coaster (remember to take motion sickness medication if
o Plant a bush or a tree.
o Try a new flavor of ice cream that you have never tried before.
o Make dinner for the whole immediate family.
o Attend an event in a large stadium.
o Run a mile without stopping to walk.
o Kick a football extra point through the goal post uprights.
o Change a tire on a car just for practice.
o Mark how tall you are on a door or wall and label it with the date.
o Write a poem.
o Camp out for one night (even if it’s just in your back yard).
o Try playing a musical instrument.
o Paint or Draw a picture to hang on the wall.
o Make a list of at least 8 (the great 8) positive characteristic traits that you
have and want to maintain in your future.
o Write down a list of all of the teachers you have had and all of your best
friends you have had growing up (before you forget).
o Learn how something technological works.
o Write a letter to a company to request something.
o Stay up and watch a meteor shower.
o Take 10 minutes to stop and think about what your life would have been like
if you lived in a previous century hundreds of years ago.
o Run through a sprinkler on a hot day. (It’s still cool to do this until you get
older, then it’s peculiar.)
o Go to a museum.
o Visit a large zoo.
o Go for a ride on the water in a boat, canoe, or kayak.
o Before going to sleep, spend some time remembering the top 3 highlights
from your day.
o Go without computer, TV, or other electronic entertainment devices for a
whole day, maybe even longer.
o Take a fairly long nature hike.
o Make up a word that does not exist and give it a meaning.
o Listen to an old song from your parents or grandparents youth era.
o Learn to find the North Star and to name some of the main constellations.
o Perform volunteer work for some good cause that you choose.
o Design a T-Shirt.
o Take a stress relieving day off to refocus, but don’t be as crazy and foolish
as Ferris Bueller.
o Research events that happened in the world during the year you were born.
o Once, after somebody asks you how you are doing, give them the long
version of the story.
o Make a pancake in the shape of the initial of your first name.
o Build a snow or a sand sculpture.
o Read a long book.
o Visit a farm.
o Build something out of wood.