Checklist: 10 Things to do before you’re 10

Here are a few of our favorite things that we think all East Bay kiddos should check off their life lists early (along with a downloadable pdf for your fridge):

1. Test toys at the LeapFrog Lab in Emeryville
leapfrog lab
[photo from leapfrog]

2. Climb to the top of Indian Rock

[photo from whitney moss]

3. Visit the lizards at the East Bay Vivarium
Vivarium by genista
[photo from genista via flickr ]

4. Observe container ships at the Port of Oakland

[photo by jen vanya]

5. Bet a dollar at Golden Gate Fields

[photo from ChazWags]

6. Ride the concrete slide at Codonices Park

[photo by by Jesse Peterson]

7. Construct a sand castle at the Alameda annual contest
alameda sandcastle contest
[photo by e.t. via flickr]

8. Go back in time at Ardenwood Historic Farm

[photo from whitney moss]

9. Browse for craft inspiration at the Depot for Creative Reuse

[photo from depot for creative reuse]

10. Order a sundae as big as your head at Fenton’s

[photo by heather flett]

Here’s a downloadable PDF so you can put it on your fridge and check off these challenges as you go!

10 things to do before you turn ten

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  1. Anonymous says

    FUN – great list! We’ve already done 5 of these, and he’s only 2.5 yrs old. Will need to do them again, when he can actually remember. 😉

  2. says

    Great list. I’ve done most as an EB native and with nieces and nephews and friends. Word of caution about the concrete slides at Codornices Park — you’ll zip hell of fast. My nephew wiped out coming down (on cardboard, unless you want to burn up). It’s fun, but FAST. Keep an eye on your kiddos.

    A few other spots I think are worthwhile: the carousel and train in Tilden; the MLK waterfront walk near the airport (and fantastic whale sculpture); get yourself into a boat on Lake Merritt (I learned to sail on the lake when I was eight or so); horseback riding in the hills.

    (I had to laugh at the extraordinarily tidy shelves at the depot … )

  3. says

    Hi there! I want to invite you to new kids facility in El Cerrito. It’s located at 12411 San Pablo Ave. This Adventure Kinderland Indoor Playground is amazing and so much fun. It’s just opened on June 6. Your kids will be happy. And make sure you and kiddos have socks.