368 Learning Bucket List Ideas

This page features a list of learning goals and bucket ideas. Some are must-do things to learn and some are just for fun. I created it while pursuing my 100 life goals around the world, in hopes that it will inspire others to make their own list and live their dream life.

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One more thing, if you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be risky, so seek out guidance if you decide to try them.

With this in mind, let's rock and roll!!

Learning Bucket List Ideas

Here is a detailed list of some of my favorite learning bucket ideas:

Idea 1. Achieve a 4.0 For One Semester - (* Achieving a 4.0 GPA for one semester is a challenging but achievable goal. Remember that a 4.0 GPA is the highest possible GPA, so it will require a lot of hard work and dedication. )

Idea 2. Add Something Useful to Wikipedia - (* Adding to Wikipedia is not that hard, just check if the topic exists, hit "edit" if it does or create a new page if it doesn't, and make sure to follow the policies and guidelines.)

Idea 3. Attend a Presidential Inauguration - (* If you want to go to a presidential inauguration, you gotta get a ticket either through your rep or senator, a state delegation event, or a tour operator, but be ready for lots of people and security.)

Idea 4. Attend a Sydney Opera House - (* To attend a show at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, just buy tickets online or call the box office and consider getting a membership, but make sure to buy tickets ahead of time as they sell out fast.)

Idea 5. Attend a TED Talk - (* To go to a TED Talk, either buy a ticket or apply for a scholarship on the TED website, and keep checking for updates on upcoming events and ticket availability.)

Idea 6. Attend a Writing Class - (* Just do a quick search for writing classes near you or online to find a convenient and flexible option for honing your writing skills.)

Idea 7. Attend California Institute of the Arts - (* To get into CalArts, you gotta apply and show your stuff with good grades, a portfolio, and a killer personal statement since it's a pretty competitive school.)

Idea 8. Attend Howard University - (* Howard U can be a tough school to get into, they look at your grades, test scores and personal statement, but once you're in, you have access to a ton of programs and opportunities as a historically black university located in D.C.)

Idea 9. Attend Stanford Law School - (* As you probably know, Stanford Law is a super-competitive school. To attend Stanford Law School, you will need to meet certain academic and application requirements. All applicants to Stanford Law School must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).)

Idea 10. Be a Foreign Exchange Student - (* Becoming a foreign exchange student is a cool way to experience a new culture, learn a language, and gain life skills, just research and choose the right program for you based on factors like program length, country, and accommodation.)

More Learning Bucket List Ideas:

11. Become Bilingual

12. Become Fluent in Dutch

13. Become Fluent in French

14. Become Fluent in French and Spanish

15. Become Fluent in German

16. Become Fluent in Italian

17. Become Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

18. Become Fluent in Spanish

19. Build An Educational Institute

20. Complete a 5000 Question Survey

21. Complete a Course to Become a Photographer

22. Complete a Degree

23. Complete a Management Course

24. Complete a Master's Degree

25. Complete a Novel

26. Complete a Rubik's Cube

27. Complete a Talk to a Class of Students

28. Complete all of my Favorite Author Books

29. Complete all the Books from '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die'

30. Complete an Art Foundation Course in London

31. Complete an Instagram Month Challenge

32. Complete an Online Class

33. Complete Another Degree

34. Complete at Least 3 Years of French Classes

35. Complete College

36. Complete Final Year of Graduate School

37. Complete my Bachelor's Degree

38. Complete my Degree With No Less Than a Distinction

39. Complete my Doctorate

40. Complete my Honors Degree

41. Do a 1St Aid Course

42. Do a Course in Music

43. Do a First Aid Course

44. Do a Research in Antarctica

45. Do Crosswords Every Day For a Month

46. Do Sudoku Every Day For a Year

47. Earn my M.B.A. Degree

48. Educate Others About Agriculture

49. Fail a Course

50. Finish a 2Nd Master's Degree


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51. Finish a Book in Spanish

52. Finish First in my Class

53. Finish High school on Time

54. Follow a Course For First Aid Training

55. Get a 10 For a Math's Test

56. Get a Racing License

57. Get a Scholarship For University

58. Get a TEFL Qualification

59. Get Accepted to my Dream College

60. Get Better in Playing the Drums

61. Get Certified As a Lifeguard

62. Get Certified As a Public Accountant

63. Get CPR Certified

64. Get Good at the Guitar

65. Get Into a Pt School

66. Get Into Harvard

67. Get Into Law School

68. Get Into Med School

69. Get Into Vet School

70. Get my Captains License

71. Get my Degree in Teaching

72. Get Straight A's Next Semester

73. Give a Commencement Speech

74. Go on a University Exchange

75. Immerse in Buddhism

76. Improve my French

77. Join a Book Club

78. Join a Chess Club

79. Know the Alphabet Backwards

80. Know the Stars

81. Learn 100 Basic American Sign Language Signs

82. Learn a Ballroom Dance

83. Learn a Burlesque Routine

84. Learn a Choreographed Dance

85. Learn a Computer Programming Language

86. Learn a Dance

87. Learn a Foreign Language

88. Learn a Form of Martial Arts

89. Learn a Form of Spanish Dancing

90. Learn a Hilarious Phrase in 10 Languages

91. Learn a Magic Card Trick

92. Learn a Magic Trick

93. Learn a New Language and Speak It Fluently

94. Learn a New Sport

95. Learn a New Word Every Day For a Year

96. Learn a New Word from an Unknown Language Every Day For 30 Days

97. Learn a Song on the Ukulele

98. Learn a Trade

99. Learn About a New Religion

100. Learn About Hieroglyphics

101. Learn Aerial Silks

102. Learn all 6 Official Un Languages

103. Learn all About Home Remedies

104. Learn all About Wine

105. Learn all the Constellations

106. Learn American Sign Language (ASL)

107. Learn an Musical Instrument

108. Learn and Practice Yoga

109. Learn and Understand Chess

110. Learn Arabic

111. Learn Archery

112. Learn Argentinean Tango in Argentina

113. Learn As Many Games As I Can

114. Learn Asian Cooking

115. Learn Astronomy

116. Learn at Least 10 Instruments

117. Learn Ballet

118. Learn Ballroom Dancing

119. Learn Basic Car Maintenance

120. Learn Basic First Aid

121. Learn Basic Italian

122. Learn Basic Self Defense

123. Learn Belly Dancing

124. Learn Body Language

125. Learn Boxing

126. Learn Brazilian Portuguese

127. Learn Calligraphy

128. Learn Classical Dances

129. Learn English

130. Learn German

131. Learn Hebrew

132. Learn How to Change a Tire

133. Learn How to Cook Italian

134. Learn How to Cook Seafood

135. Learn How to Cook Something Difficult

136. Learn How to Decorate a Cake

137. Learn How to DJ

138. Learn How to Do a Backflip

139. Learn How to Dragon Boat

140. Learn How to Drive

141. Learn How to Drive a Motorcycle

142. Learn How to Fly

143. Learn How to Fold Origami

144. Learn How to Forage For Mushrooms

145. Learn How to Jet Ski

146. Learn How to Juggle

147. Learn How to Kite-Surf

148. Learn How to Lucid Dream

149. Learn How to Make an Amazing Margarita

150. Learn How to Make Thai Food

151. Learn How to Make Videos

152. Learn How to Make Wine

153. Learn How to Paddle Board

154. Learn How to Paint With Oils

155. Learn How to Perfectly Curl my Hair

156. Learn How to Perform Magic Tricks

157. Learn How to Pick Locks

158. Learn How to Pitch a Tent

159. Learn How to Play a Violin

160. Learn How to Play at Least One Song With Guitar

161. Learn How to Play Chess

162. Learn How to Play Drums

163. Learn How to Play the Guitar

164. Learn How to Play the Harmonica

165. Learn How to Play the Harp

166. Learn How to Play the Piano

167. Learn How to Play the Saxophone

168. Learn How to Play the Uke

169. Learn How to Play Trumpet

170. Learn How to Play With Kids

171. Learn How to Pole Dance

172. Learn How to Read Braille

173. Learn How to Read Tarot Cards

174. Learn How to Sail

175. Learn How to Salsa Dance

176. Learn How to Say "Hello" in 10 Languages

177. Learn How to Say 10 Words in 10 Different Languages

178. Learn How to Shoot a Gun

179. Learn How to Shoulder Hoop

180. Learn How to Sing

181. Learn How to Skate

182. Learn How to Ski

183. Learn How to Snow Shoe

184. Learn How to Snowboard

185. Learn How to Surf

186. Learn How to Swim

187. Learn How to Take Compliments

188. Learn How to Take Criticism

189. Learn How to Tie a Tie

190. Learn How to Use a Pogo Stick

191. Learn How to Use Chopsticks

192. Learn How to Use Photoshop

193. Learn How to Walk in High Heels

194. Learn How to Waltz

195. Learn How to Water Ski

196. Learn How to Weld

197. Learn How to Whistle

198. Learn Hula

199. Learn Hungarian

200. Learn Hypnosis

201. Learn I Love You in More Than 30 Languages

202. Learn Icelandic

203. Learn Irish

204. Learn Irish Step Dancing

205. Learn Judo

206. Learn Krav Maga

207. Learn Kungfu

208. Learn Mandarin

209. Learn Martial Arts

210. Learn Meditation Properly

211. Learn Morse Code

212. Learn Poker

213. Learn Qi Gong

214. Learn Russian

215. Learn Self Defense

216. Learn Tai Chi

217. Learn Telekinesis

218. Learn the Art of Dancing With Fire

219. Learn the Art of Small Talk

220. Learn to Analyze Handwriting

221. Learn to Bake Bread

222. Learn to Bartend

223. Learn to Boulder

224. Learn to Box

225. Learn to Braid my Own Hair

226. Learn to Break-dance

227. Learn to Camp

228. Learn to Can Food

229. Learn to Change the Oil

230. Learn to Crochet

231. Learn to Curl my Hair

232. Learn to Dance Hula and Perform on Stage

233. Learn to Dance Samba

234. Learn to Dance Swing

235. Learn to Do a Backflip

236. Learn to Do a Back-Handspring

237. Learn to Do a Handstand

238. Learn to Do a Wall Flip

239. Learn to Do the Rubik's Cube

240. Learn to Do the Splits

241. Learn to Drape a Sari

242. Learn to Draw

243. Learn to Drive a Stick Shift

244. Learn to Drum Roll

245. Learn to Firebreath

246. Learn to Float in Water

247. Learn to Fly a Helicopter

248. Learn to Fly a Plane

249. Learn to Fly an R/C Helicopter

250. Learn to Hang Glide

251. Learn to Identify Dog Breeds

252. Learn to Interpret Body Language

253. Learn to Juggle

254. Learn to Jump on a Horseback

255. Learn to Knit

256. Learn to Live For Today

257. Learn to Live in the Now

258. Learn to Love and Accept Myself

259. Learn to Make a Pie As Good As my Mom

260. Learn to Make Candles

261. Learn to Milk a Cow

262. Learn to Play a Song on the Piano

263. Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar

264. Learn to Play an Entire Song on Guitar

265. Learn to Play Bass Guitar

266. Learn to Play Bridge

267. Learn to Play Chess

268. Learn to Play Gin Rummy

269. Learn to Play Piano By Ear

270. Learn to Play Ping Pong

271. Learn to Play Pool

272. Learn to Play Tennis

273. Learn to Play the Accordion

274. Learn to Play the Bagpipes

275. Learn to Play the Cello

276. Learn to Play the Cornet

277. Learn to Play the Drums

278. Learn to Play the Low Whistle

279. Learn to Play the Mellophone

280. Learn to Play the Oboe

281. Learn to Play the Ocarina

282. Learn to Play the Ukulele

283. Learn to Play the Violin

284. Learn to Ride a Unicycle

285. Learn to Ride and Care For Horses

286. Learn to Rollerblade

287. Learn to Say "Hello and Thank You" in 10 Languages

288. Learn to Say "Hello" in 50 Different Languages

289. Learn to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

290. Learn to Say “Hello” in 15 Languages

291. Learn to Say Exactly What I Mean

292. Learn to Scuba Dive

293. Learn to Sew

294. Learn to Snorkel

295. Learn to Stay Underwater For More Than 5 Minutes

296. Learn to Straighten my Own Hair

297. Learn to Street Dance

298. Learn to Surf

299. Learn to Swim

300. Learn to Sword Fight

301. Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires

302. Learn to Teach English

303. Learn to Throw Clay on a Wheel

304. Learn to Use a Pogo Stick

305. Learn to Use a Sewing Machine

306. Learn to Use Both Sets of Vocal Cords Individually

307. Learn to Use Chopsticks

308. Learn to Use my DSLR Camera

309. Learn to Vault

310. Learn to Walk in Heels

311. Learn to Watercolor

312. Learn to Weld

313. Learn to Whistle

314. Learn to Windsurf

315. Learn to Work a Bull Whip

316. Learn to Write With my Foot

317. Learn to Write With my Left Hand

318. Learn to Yodel

319. Master Capoeira

320. Master Drawing

321. Master the Art of Throwing Knives

322. Master the Scorpion Yoga Pose

323. Observe an Open Heart Surgery

324. Obtain CPA License

325. Organize an Online Seminar

326. Own 400 Books

327. Participate in an Archeological Dig

328. Pass all my Exams

329. Pass my Driving Test

330. Pass the New York Bar

331. Read 1,000 Books

332. Read 10 Great Books This Year

333. Read 100 Books in One Year

334. Read a Book in One Day

335. Read a Book More Than 5 Times

336. Read a Book That Is Over 1000 Pages

337. Read a Poem at the Local Poets Night

338. Read a Song of Fire and Ice Series

339. Read a Whole Book in One Day

340. Read all 100 of the Best Books of all Time

341. Read all 7 Harry Potter Stories

342. Read all Books By Haruki Murakami

343. Read all Charles Dickens Novels

344. Read all of Shakespeare's Work

345. Read all of the Russian Classics

346. Read Every Book I Own

347. Read One Book Per Month

348. Read Oprah's Entire Book List

349. Read the Dictionary

350. Read the Koran

351. Read the Whole Bible in a Year

352. Read War and Peace

353. Speak Fluent Spanish

354. Speak In front of 100+ People

355. Study Taoism

356. Take a Gun Safety Class

357. Take a Philosophy Class

358. Teach a Child to Play a Musical Instrument

359. Teach a Class

360. Teach a College Level Course

361. Teach a Meditation Class

362. Teach a Yoga Class

363. Teach an Adult How to Read

364. Teach English in a Foreign Country

365. Teach my Dog to Roll Over

366. Teach Someone a New Skill

367. Teach Someone Something They Will Never Forget

368. Teach Something I Like

* Photo by Peter Zuco

* What is a Bucket List? A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die. It can be as simple as a few items or as complex as a lifetime worth of goals. The key to making it work is to not put too much pressure on yourself and just have fun with it.

* Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. It is a continuous process that occurs throughout a person's life.

* Quick Tip For Creating Your Learning Bucket List: Start brainstorming by writing down all the things you want to do before you die. Then, pick the ones that are most important to you right now and start working on them.


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