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If you are looking for making memories ideas you have come to the right place! Here you will find over 600 (yes 600!) potential Create A Memory Today Ideas

 

 

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

Please note: some of the ideas here are crazy while others may seem super ambitious.

Some are activities only for adults, others you can do with the kids.

You will find some activities cost nothing to do while others will require money to experience.

 

The point of this exercise is NOT FOR YOU TO DO THEM ALL.

 

To the contrary, the goal is to open your mind to all the possibilities in this world – and yes they are just that, possibilities for now.

Even if some of these things seem unrealistic to you, don’t forget someone somewhere in this world has already done it before.

 

These are all tasks that things that have been achieved by countless others individuals in this world, so why not you too?

 

Honestly why not?

What are the excuses or reasons that come to mind when you peruse this list and consider each activity?

Some of your reasons will be valid (like maybe the activity honestly doesn’t interest you at all) while other times you may note it is fear or a lack of resources that is stopping you.

Nonetheless inside this list you will hopefully find a few “somethings” that spark your imagination and ignite your desire.

I will leave it up to you to decide what is worth your time, effort and cash to do.

 

Without further ado, here are over 600 MAKING MEMORIES AND LIFE FUN AGAIN IDEAS,

 

NOTE:

This blog post is an excerpt from my book LIFE IS AN EXPERIMENT: I DARE YOU TO LIVE IT.

The original list included 505 Bucket List ideas but I have added additional suggestions here.

 

Making memories

 

1 – Explore a cave

2 – Get a tattoo

3 – Skydive

4 – Sail A Boat

5 – Snowboard

6 – Swim with dolphins

7 – Swim with sharks

8 – Walk on hot coals

9 – Attend a rodeo

10 – Climb to the top of a tree

 

 

11 – Feed a Koala Bear

12 – Herd Cattle

13 – Hold A Monkey

14 – Hold A Tarantula

15 – Relax in a Natural Hot Spring

16 – Witness a Solar Eclipse

17 – Attend a High School Reunion

18 – Seek out an old friend from high school

19 – Sing Karaoke

20 – Enter Art into an Exhibit

 

 

21 – Make a Candle

22 – Make an Origami Animal

23 – Sew Something You Can Wear

24 – Make a Piece of Pottery Using A Pottery Wheel

25 – Dance on A Bar

26 – Go on a Cruise

27 – Ride on a Ferris Wheel

28 – Watch a Foreign Film

29 – Dye Your Hair A Crazy Color

30 – Have your palm read

 

 

31 – Sleep in a castle

32 – Make Fresh Pasta from scratch

33 – Do a charity walk

34 – Write a Love letter

35 – Go to a yoga retreat

36 – Learn to surf

37 – Rollerblade

38 – Ride in a limousine

39 – Ride a tandem bike

40 – Go on a safari

 

 

41 – See a blowhole

42 – Visit a ghost town

43 – Visit a temple

44 – Get a henna tattoo

45 – Ride a camel

46 – Be an extra in a movie

47 – Go hang-gliding

48 – Donate money to a worthy cause

49 – Write a book

50 – Find a four-leaf clover

 

 

51 – Learn to play a guitar

52 – Go to a fashion show

53 – Run marathon

54 – Make a scrapbook

55 – Learn how to skateboard

56 – Make homemade lemonade

57 – Visit a strawberry farm

58 – Play bingo

59 – Win at bingo

60 – Learn calligraphy

 

 

61 – Collect seashells

62 – Spend a day in your PJs

63 – Go horseback riding

64 – Plant a tree and watch it grow

65 – Go tubing down a river

66 – Prank call a friend

67 – Build a pillow fort

68 – Give it to the homeless

69 – Solve a Rubik’s Cube

70 – Give a public speech

 

 

71 – Learn how to juggle

72 – See a Broadway play

73 – Pay for a stranger’s groceries

74 – Slow dance in the rain

75 – Ride in a hot air balloon

76 – Fall in love

77 – Stay in an overwater bungalow

78 – Run through a field of sunflowers

79 – Go to a rave

80 – Adopt a rescue animal

 

 

81 – Leave a note in a library book

82 -Take a picture every day for a year

83 – Go snorkeling

84 – Throw a dart at a map and travel to that place, wherever it is

85 – Have a wardrobe you actually like

86 – Ride elephant

87 – Have a tickle fight

88 – Take an overnight train

89 – Sleep in a nice hotel

90 – Learn to waltz

 

 

91 – Do something nice for a stranger

92 – Visit your local farmer’s market

93 – Play hopscotch

94 – Enjoy a movie marathon

95 – Paint your room a new color

96 – Go canoeing

97 – Try archery

98 – Live a life you are proud of

99 – Meet someone famous

100 – Have your portrait painted

 

Making memories

 

 

101 – Scuba Dive

102 – Sit on a jury

103 – Write your will

104 – Go to a nudist colony

105 – Get a standing ovation

106 – Go ice-fishing

107 – Build a treehouse

108 – Invent a game

109 – Ride in a gondola

110 – Ride in a helicopter

 

 

111 – Jump off a bridge

112 – Go zip lining

113 – See the pyramids in Egypt

114 – Go white water rafting

115 – Visit every continent

116 – Fly first class

117 – Go Zorbing

118 – Experience zero gravity

119 – Ride a Segway

120 – Kiss underwater

 

 

121 – Ride a motorcycle

122 – Host a Murder Mystery Dinner

123 – Name a star

124 – Make a wish on a shooting star

125 – Build a snowman

126 – Try paintball

127 – Learn to meditate

128 – Learn to knit

129 – Learn to cook

130 – Visit a volcano

 

 

131 – Volunteer at a soup kitchen

132 – Learn to dance

133 – Go on a blind date

134 – Sit in the audience of a TV show

135 – Learn to play the piano

136 – Attend a Cirque Du Soleil Performance

137 – Be in a flash mob

138 – Start a blog

139 – Crowd surf

140 – Ride a roller coaster

 

 

141 – Quit smoking

142 – Get a college degree

143 – Have a white Christmas

144 – Go on a picnic

145 – Help save a life

146 – Go to the Olympics

147 – Pet a tiger

148 – Attend a Masquerade ball

149 – Start a business

150 – Learn a martial art

 

 

151 – Build a Habitat for Humanity home

152 – Learn to salsa

153 – Backpack through Europe

154 – Go midnight swimming

155 – Jump in a pool fully clothed

156 – Sleep on a beach

157 – Learn to belly dance

158 – Learn to sew

159 – Go rock climbing

160 – Get a massage

 

 

161 – Run 5K

162 – Go to a drive in movie theatre

163 – Learn to do the splits

164 – Visit the Seven Wonders of the World

165 – Go to Antarctica

166 – Go to Comic Con

167 – Cliff Dive

168 – Climb the Great Wall of China

169 – Read the Bible

170 – Fire A Gun

 

 

171 – Shoot an arrow

172 – Ride a Train

173- Drive across the country

174 – Go to a Strip Club

175 – Become an organ donor

176 – Make a snow angel

177 – Go paddle boarding

178 – Go to a prom

179 – Go to a festival

180 – Take up photography

 

 

181 – Have a child

182 – Shower under a waterfall

183 – Go indoor skydiving

184 – Invent something

185 – Get hypnotized

186 – Chase a tornado

187 – Change someone’s life

188 – Grow a garden

189 – Go jet-skiing

190 – Visit a rainforest

 

 

191 – Ride the Orient Express

192 – Ride a mechanical bull

193 – Live overseas

194 – Attend an opera

195 – Learn to paint

196 – Go to a foam party

197 – Have a pen pal

198 – Go hiking

199 – See snow

200 – Go whale-watching

 

Making memories

 

 

201 – See the Mona Lisa

202 – Have a mud fight

203 – Learn how to play poker

204 – Hold a snake

205 – Witness a meteor shower

206 – Learn how to crochet

207 – Learn how to play chess

208 – Own a boat

209 – Read Shakespeare

210 – Learn how to ice skate

 

 

211 – Go ghost-hunting

212 – Volunteer in a third world country

213 – Donate blood

214 – Visit the walk of fame

215 – Take a cake decorating class

216 – Grow a bonsai tree

217 – Visit a Buddhist temple

218 – Learn how to draw

219 – Attend a Mardi Gras

220 – Party in Ibiza

 

 

221 – Go apple picking

222 – Walk through a corn maze

223 – Be on a game show

224 – Conquer a fear

225 – Fall in love again

226 – Compose a song

227 – See fire flies

228 – Complete 1000 piece puzzle

229 – Learn to sing

230 – Eat lobster

 

 

231 – Eat crab

232 – Eat frog’s legs

233 – Laugh until you cry

234 – Eat at a Michelin Starred Restaurant

235 – Smoke a cigar

236 – Learn ballet

237 – Try fencing

238 – Gate crash a party

239 – Learn how to say no without feeling guilty

240 -Take an art class

 

 

241 – Be in a play

242 – Have a house with a library

243 – Work abroad

244 – Stomp on grapes for wine

245 – Keep a journal

246 – Eat caviar

247 – Catch a fish

248 – Throw a surprise party

249 – Take pictures in a photo booth

250 – Take voice lessons

 

 

251 – Go on a submarine

252 – Pay for a stranger’s meal

253 – Pay it forward

254 – Ride a Vespa

255 – Climb a tree

256 – Ride a snowmobile

257 – Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

258 – Go to Disneyland

259 – Visit the Grand Canyon

260 – Be a foster parent

 

 

261 – Visit a chocolate factory

262 – Learn to do a backflip

263 – Have a tea party

264 – Spend a night in a haunted house

265 – Fly in a private jet

266 – Record a song

267 – Bake bread

268 – Stay at a 5 star hotel

269 – Go speed-dating

270 – Learn sign language

 

 

271 – Get your belly button pierced

272 – Get your nose pieced

273 – Visit a psychic

274 – Have your fortune told

275 – Milk a cow

276 – See gorillas in the wild

277 – Invest in the stock market

278 – Speak in front of a large audience

279 – Smash a pie in someone’s face

280 – Form a band

 

 

281 – Make homemade ice-cream

282 – Visit a planetarium

283 – Get your ears pierced more than once

284 – Get more stamps in your passport

285 – Go geo caching

286 – Learn to tap dance

287 – Win an award

288 – Blow glass

289 – Write a cook book

290 – Go to a book-signing

 

 

291 – Visit a homeless shelter

292 – Become a godparent

293 – Get an A on a test

294 – Climb to the top of a lighthouse

295 – Dance at Coachella

296 – Go wing walking

297 – Make a documentary

298 – Abseil

290 – Witness a birth

 

 

291 – Go kayaking

292 – Cut your hair short

293 – Gamble in Las Vegas

294 – Perform on stage

295 – Attend a World Cup game

296 – Drive a sports car

297 – Learn how to drive a stick shift

298 – Have a beach bonfire

299 – Learn how to pick a lock

300 -Visit a desert

 

 

Making memories

 

 

301 – Go to a movie alone

302 – Throw a coin into a wish fountain

303 – Ride a double decker bus

304 – See Uluru

305 – Donate hair

306 – Go on an archaeological dig

307 – Make a gingerbread house

308 – Make a pizza from scratch

309 – Shear a sheep

310 – Eat oysters

 

 

311 – Create melted crayon art

312 – Learn to play pool

313 – Get CPR certified

314 – Stay at an underwater hotel

315 – Become someone’s mentor

316 – Write your life story

317 – Get a lap dance

318 – Visit a ghost town

319 – Run through a forest

320 – Chase the sun

 

 

321 – Make flower crowns on a field

322 – Reflect on your achievements in life

323 – Host a party

324 – Make a house of cards

325 – Attend a motivational seminar

326 – Attend a circus

327 – Break a Guinness World Record

328 – Set up a lemonade stand

329 – Jump into the pool with your clothes on

330 – Learn to hula hoop

 

 

331 – Make a dream catcher

332 – Get a manicure and pedicure

333 – Dive off a high diving board

334 – Teach a dog a new trick

335 – Play spin the bottle

336 – Start a family tradition

337 – Get pampered in a day spa

338 – Learn how to read sheet music

339 – Have no regrets

340 – Learn to swim

 

 

341 – Learn how to properly do your makeup

342 – Host a tea party

343 – Host a family reunion

344 – Climb on top of a roof

345 – Have an epic pillow fight

346 – Photobomb someone

347 – Take photos underwater

348 – Go thrift-shopping

349 – Make a friendship bracelet

350 – Do 50 random acts of kindness

 

 

351 – Try 10 different types of ethnic cuisine

352 – Learn to perform a magic trick

353 – Tour a factory

354 – Play lotto

355 – Get a caricature done of yourself

356 – Complete a complete physical done

357 – Take a tennis lesson

358 – Sew a patchwork quilt

359 – Leave an inspirational message on a note in a public place

360 – Complete a crossword puzzle without cheating

 

 

361 – Busk

362 – Eat food from a street vendor

363 – Start a collection of something you have always wanted to collect

364 – Get a book signed by an author

365 – Enter a contest

366 – Pick your own fruit

367 – Forgive others

368 – Forgive yourself

369 – Be interviewed by Jay Leno

370 – Be interviewed by Oprah

 

 

371 – Renew your vows

372 – Be on a radio show

373 – Be on the front page of a major newspaper

374 – Become ambidextrous

375 – Make a dream-board

376 – Ask for a raise

377 – Give someone else a massage

378 – Belong to a secret society

379 – Book a commercial flight to space

380 – Visit all 50 states of USA

 

 

381 – Pick a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch

382 – Complete a scavenger hunt

383 – Host a family game night

384 – Watch fireworks

385 – Visit an aquarium

386 – Start a book club

387 – Make chocolate from scratch

388 – Complete a Sudoku puzzle

389 – Send a message in a bottle

390 – Renew your vows

 

 

391 – Take a surfing lesson

392 – Buy gorgeous lingerie

393 – Get a library card

394 – Jump in a fountain

395 – Take a tour around your city

396 – Play putt-putt golf

397 – Go to a water park

398 – Visit a historical site

399 – Attend an outdoor concert

400 – Join the mile high club

 

Making memories

 

 

401 – Attend a wine-tasting

402 – Order a dirty martini

403 – Have breakfast in bed

404 – Go to church

405 – Get your chakras aligned

406 – Go couch surfing

407 – Relax in a sauna

408 -Swim fully clothes

409 – Grow a beard

410 – Grow a moustache

 

 

411 – Join a mastermind group

412 – Gain 1000+ followers

413 – Bike ride 20 kilometers

414 – Don’t talk for one day

415 – Don’t make a call for one day

416 – Follow a random person all day

417 – Meet a celebrity

418 – Get your favorite actor/singer’s autograph

419 – Play flashlight tag

420 – Build tin can stilts

 

 

421 – Fly paper airplanes

422 – Make fondue

423 – Pay for someone’s groceries just because

424 – Celebrate your birthday in a different country

425 – Collect a coin from every country you visit

426 – Collect a penny from every year you have lived

427 – Build something out of a cardboard box

428 – Play in a sprinkler

429 – Play Frisbee

430 – Make 1000 paper cranes

 

 

431 – Go to a wrestling match

432 – Be a street performer for a day

433 – Be a YouTube star

434 – Be handcuffed

435 – Go inside an igloo

436 – Fly Virgin Galactic

437 – Refuse to complain for one day.

438 – Go one day without swearing

439 – Send a letter to a random address and see if they write back

440 – Be in a blizzard

 

 

441 – Drink a $100 bottle of wine

442 – Be in the audience of a game show

443 – Be a contestant on a game show

444 – Run with the bulls in Spain

445 – Visit an orphanage

446 – Throw a dart at a map and travel to wherever it lands

447 – Go to the Olympics

448 – Test drive a Harley

449 – Follow the Tour de France

450 – Climb the Eiffel Tower

 

 

451 – Visit the Colosseum in Rome

452 – Learn to yodel

453 – Change your name

454 – Crash a party

455 – Build a piece of furniture

456 – Participate in NaNoWriMo

457 – Participate in a poker tournament

458 – Stay out all night and return at dawn

459 – Learn a computer programming language

460 – Attend Wimbledon

 

 

461 – Attend an event at Buckingham Palace

462 – Bathe in milk

463 – Be a matchmaker

464 – Give a stranger a Valentine Card

465 – Own a convertible

466 -Own a Harley-Davidson

467 – See the Northern Lights

468 – Visit Shakespeare’s home

469 – Contribute something to the world

470 – Go to CSI Experience

 

 

471 – Live in a small town for a year

472 – Live on an island for a year

473 – Live on a boat

474 – Stay on an Indian Reservation

475 – Create a fashion line

476 – Navigate a corn maze

477 – Make a scarecrow

478 – Throw a drink in someone’s face

479 – Own a 1st edition comic

480 – Own a pair of designer heels

 

 

481 – Own a yacht

482 – Collect something else you love

483 – Jump in a pile of leaves

484 – Carve a pumpkin

485 – Go trick or treating

486 – Get a taxi and yell “follow that car”

487 – Have a Disney movie marathon

488 – Sleep in

489 – Wear no makeup for a whole day

490 – Own a good camera

 

 

491 – Blow bubbles

492 – Host a garage sale

493 – Question the rules

494 – For one day be 100% you

495 – Be the reason that someone believes being love is possible

496 – Have one of those “what happened last night? Moments

497 – Put together a basket of treats for an older neighbor who doesn’t cook for him or herself as much anymore

498 – Buy a bouquet of flowers or pot plant and leave it on someone’s desk or doorstep

499 – Take your neighbor’s trash to the curb

500 – Pay for the person behind you ticket or entry

 

Making memories

 

 

501 – Donate your used clothes, toys, books or homeware to charity

502 – Purchase a brand new toy for a children’s hospital

503 – Bring your old magazines to a hospital waiting room

504 – Donate dog food to an animal shelter

505 – Watch a romantic movie with your partner. Or watch an action one. Anything with good reviews (nothing worse than watching a bad movie!). Cuddle together on the couch with a bowl of popcorn.

506 – Make sure you hold hands together when you walk.

507 – Give him or her a hug and kiss when you get home.

508 – Say thank you whenever he or she does something nice (even if it’s a little thing).

509 – Say I’m Sorry when it’s called for and mean it.

510 – Go on a holiday together.

 

 

511 – Look through old photos together and reminisce about the early days of your relationship.

512 – Write your partner a short, romantic love note and slip it into your partner’s car, bag or pocket.

513 – Rediscover all the things you have in common (trust me, there has to be something!). Indulge in these activities.

514 – Tell him or her how proud you are of him and how appreciative you are of the things he or she does.

515 – Have a bubble bath together.

516 – Go out to dinner.

517 – Have dinner at home by candlelight (yes, even with the kids).

518 – Share a glass of wine or beer together.

519 – Go to a concert.

520 – Make your partner a love tape (filled with music I mean…It’s been a while since I made one so I’m guessing it’s now referred to as an iPod playlist).

 

 

521 – Buy your partner a trophy saying “World’s Best Husband or Wife”. Trust me they will love it – there are heaps of cheap trophy stores selling trophies online.

522 – Say “I love you” more than once a day.

523 – Write your partner a card.

524 – Compliment him or her on how nice he looks.

525 – Play a board-game together.

526 – Share your funniest jokes.

527 – Share stories from your childhood that he may not already know.

528 – Turn off the television at night and go straight to bed and talk.

529 – Go to the backyard at night, lie down and stare at the stars.

530 – Take a walk around the neighborhood together.

 

 

531 – Take a walk across the beach together.

532 – Go skinny-dipping.

533 – Cook him his or her favorite meal.

534 – Go to the park and have your partner push you on the swings.

535 – Go for a bike-ride.

536 – Bring your partner breakfast in bed.

537 – Send a text or leave a voicemail saying “Just want you to know I am thinking of you”.

538 – Write your partner a poem.

539 – Makes lots of eye contact. Proper eye contact!

540 – On a windy day go to the park and fly a kite.

 

 

541 – Give your partner a back massage using oils.

542 – Give your partner a foot massage using lotions.

543 – Take advantage of any alone time together.

544 – Keep a journal of all the nice things your partner has done for you.

545 – Write a list of all the things you love about your partner and give it to him or her.

546 – Hang out with his or her friends for a change.

547 – Go for a long drive together.

548 – Go for a bushwalk.

549 – Organize a picnic.

550 -Buy your partner flowers.

 

 

551 – Buy your partner a small random gift.

552 – Tell your partner your dreams. All of them.

553 – Ask him what his dreams are. Really listen to his response.

554 – Take a shower together.

555 – Have a proper kiss.

556 – Wear his favorite perfume (if you don’t know what it is, ask him!)

557 – Dance around to music together (or you dance, let him watch)

558 – Or at least have a slow dance to your special song.

559 – Use a blindfold.

560 – Sleep together naked.

 

 

561 – Don’t forget to kiss him goodnight.

562 – Pick up his clothes from the floor – and don’t even tell him you did it.

563 – Go visit the first place you met.

564 – Visit the place or church where you got married.

565 – Watch your wedding video together again.

566 – Share an ice-cream cone.

567 – Go to a drive-in movie.

568 – Go on a proper date.

569 – Feed ducks together.

570 – Go fishing, either from a wharf or on a boat.

 

 

571 – Draw a silly picture of the two of you and frame it.

572 – Take a look at each other’s baby photos.

573 – Go to the photo-booth at the mall and take some funny pictures.

574 – Carve your names into a tree somewhere and make it your special tree.

575 – Send your partner a surprise letter in the post.

576 – Splurge on some new sexy lingerie.

577 – Be extra understanding when your partner is having an awful day. Do not take it personally – just be there for him and listen to him vent.

578 – Get a super big hammock and lie in it together.

579 – Take a fun class together.

580 – Make cocktails at home.

 

 

581 – Make your partner a heart-shaped pizza.

582 – Go away for the weekend sans kids

583 – Celebrate your anniversary – properly!

584 – Recreate your first date.

585 – Take a new class together.

586 – Go to a comedy show together.

587 – Go to a fun park.

588 – Go to the zoo.

590 – Bake a cake together.

 

 

591 – Take a train ride together.

595 – Build a sandcastle on the beach.

596 – Sit on his lap even when there’s room elsewhere.

597 – Make some creative coupons or vouchers your partner can cash in at a later date.

598 – Write your partner a message in steamed-up windows.

599 – Buy some matching mugs to remind you both of your partnership.

600 – Let your partner organize an outing he or she wants to do and do your best to enjoy it.

 

BONUS

 

601 – Play strip poker.

602 – Ask your partner what he enjoys in bed. Do it regularly.

603 – Tell your kids how you fell in love with your partner

604 – Give your partner the best gift of all – the gift of time

 

Making memories

 

Even though the above list contains approximately 600 “something” ideas there is a good chance that the “something” you need to do isn’t even on this list.

 

Were you looking for something – maybe you don’t even know what exactly it is – but found it was missing?

If so, what do you think this “something” is that you are looking for?

 Do you maybe need to send your resume in to companies that you have your heart set on working for?

 Do you need to get off your butt to do some exercise?

 Do you need to join a gym?

 Do you need to eat healthier?

 Do you need to stop being so obsessed with cleaning?

 Do you need to learn to step outside your comfort zone?

 Do you need to take more risks?

 Do you need to sometimes stop and take a deep breath?

 Do you need to sometimes say NO?

 Do you need to focus more on the things that really matter?

 Do you need to learn to be less serious?

 Do you need to laugh more?

 Do you need to sometimes just jump straight into the cold sea and swim?

 

What is it you need exactly?

What is YOUR special something that you need and want to do?

 

IN SUMMARY – 10 Simple Steps to Making MORE Life Memories

 

1 – Remember life is short

2- If there is something you dream about doing, DO IT NOW or MAKE A PLAN TO DO IT SOON!

3- If you are hesitating about taking action, ask yourself – What are you waiting for? What would it take for you to take action?

4- Work out how you can overcome your hurdles to a more fulfilling life

5 Schedule the fun stuff into your diary and make it a priority

6- Step outside your comfort zone daily

7- Live with more intention

8- Feel the fear and do it anyway

9 Make a list of your own Top 100 Bucket List items and pin it up where you can see it daily.

10- One day it will all be over. So enjoy the ride and make some amazing memories

 

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