Bear Grylls' top 10 for kids

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Concerns that kids are increasingly spending their lives indoors and never playing outside have inspired well-known adventurer Bear Grylls to come up with a top ten list of things to do before you’re ten.

His list is based on the kinds of activities which used to be popular, but which have sadly been replaced by screen-based activities, according to Persil. Research has shown that kids are less likely to climb on a bike or in a tree than their parents were when they were kids.

Says Bear: “It’s important to teach kids to enjoy some free and simple outdoor adventures. Soggy wellies, grassy knees and muddy hands should be part of growing up. Whether it’s using their imagination to play games outside or learning a new skill like building a den, I want more kids to enjoy outside activities and experience a bit of adventure.”

We think that’s a great idea!  Take a look at his list, and see how you can encourage your kids to get outdoors:

Bear Grylls’ Top Ten Things To Do Before You’re Ten

1.    Perfect the perfect hill roll
2.    Become a hide-and-seek champion
3.    Go sledging- on sand
4.    Build a den- indoors or out
5.    Build a rope swing
6.    Nurse that sting
7.    Try and count the stars
8.    Make a mud pie
9.    Make a compass
10.  Pick your own pudding

You can take a closer look at his list here

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