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Cat Bucket List: 14 Fun Things to Do With Your Kitty

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on June 17, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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Cat Bucket List: 14 Fun Things to Do With Your Kitty

Sometimes, it can be all too easy to take our cats for granted. Before we know it, our gorgeous kittens are old cats, reaching the end of their days. So, whether your cat is getting on in years and you’d like to create a few more special memories, or you’re just looking for fun activities to do with your kitten, we’ve rounded up 14 fun things you can do with your cat.

A few of these will depend on your cat’s personality and whether they’re used to leaving their home or walking on a leash.

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The 14 Fun Things to Do With Your Kitty

1. Take Your Cat For A Day At The Beach

Cat wearing sunglasses and sun hat relaxing on the beach
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If your cat is the adventurous and outgoing type, taking them for a trip to the beach could be fun. While they might not want to paddle in the waves, most cats love sunbathing, and what better place to do that than on warm sand? Of course, you’ll want to ensure your cat is leash-trained.

2. Go On A Road Trip

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Some cats love going on road trips, and if your cat falls into that category, we’re sure they’d love to head out on an adventure. You could visit a large pet store and pick up new toys or go to the drive-thru and share a hamburger.

3. Go For A Walk In Your Neighborhood

A woman with a cat on a leash walking along a path in the park
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If your cat is confident and leash trained, they might just love the opportunity to hit the sidewalk and go for an adventure. You can take treats with you to reward your cat after the walk, and you can get a cat-friendly backpack to put your cat in if it looks like they’re getting tired.

4. Wear A Christmas Sweater

Cute ginger cat in red christmas sweater
Image by: GolubaPhoto, Shuttestock

During the festive season, what better way to celebrate than by treating your cat to a Christmas sweater? You might need to raid the dog section of Chewy or Amazon to find a sweater small enough for your cat. If you want to join in, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is celebrated on the third Friday of December.

5. Go On An RV Adventure

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If your cat’s been on a day-long road trip and loved it, extend the fun with an adventure in an RV. You can rent an RV for a weekend or longer if you don’t have your own. This is the perfect way to explore a new area and have a comfortable and safe space for your cat to chill out in after a long day of seeing the sights.

6. Take Your Cat To Work

Young woman with cat working on computer at table
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Some offices are dog-friendly, so what about one that’s cat-friendly? Ask your boss, and see if you can take your cat to work for the day. If you’re the boss, you can make the rules! Some cats will be happy to curl up under your desk (or on your lap!) and let you complete your to-do list while they snooze up a storm.

7. A Day Of Saying Yes

maine coon cat standing next to feeding dish with wet pet food
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What if you said yes to whatever your cat wanted all day long? Do they want seconds of that yummy wet food you bought as a treat? Sure thing! Do they want to play for hours before taking a nap? Check! Tune in to what your cat is asking for, and instead of saying “no” or “later,” go ahead and give them whatever they want (within reason, of course!).

8. Scavenger Hunt

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Image by: arina.golubcova, Shutterstock

If your cat has an adventurous streak, take the time to plan a scavenger hunt for them. Find super-tasty treats and hide them around the house. Besides leaving them in obvious places like their bed, put some under a cardboard box or hidden between their favorite toys, and lay out a trail of treats for your cat to discover as they roam around the house.

9. Roll In Catnip

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Some cats just adore catnip, and if yours falls into that camp, they’re going to love this one. Buy a large tub of catnip, and dump some on the floor for your cat to roll in. We’re not talking about a pinch here; we’re talking about a massive amount of catnip!

10. Take A Nap Together

A young teen girl naps on the couch, hugging her cat
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If you sometimes feel too busy doing all your tasks for the day and feel a little envious of your cat who’s taking a nap again, then for once, you can join them! Set aside some time, find somewhere cozy to curl up with your cat, and snuggle down for a nap. Enjoy the feeling of being soothed by your cat as they enjoy time with their favorite person!

11. Enrich Your Cat’s Environment

Cute funny cats playing on tree at home
Image by: Africa Studio, Shutterstock

If you haven’t bought your cat a new toy for a while, now might be the time. You could make them a cat tree, create a bird-watching station, or build a new shelf for them to sit on and watch everyone else from up high. You don’t need to spend a large amount of money on this one since there are plenty of DIY projects that you can construct on a budget.

12. Build A Catio

black and white cat playing inside the catio
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Some indoor cats love watching the world go by, and creating a cat patio or catio can be the perfect compromise. Here, they can enjoy the fresh air, sights, and scents of outside while being safe in a secure and enclosed area. There are plenty of online plans to build your own, or you can buy a ready-made kit.

13. Buy Them A New Bed

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Has your cat had the same bed for years? Whether you choose one made from the softest fleece or a heated and covered bed for the ultimate luxury, have fun choosing one you think your cat will love, and then get plenty of joy as you watch them snuggle down and enjoy a nap in their cozy new bed.

14. Spend The Day Playing

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Sometimes, you don’t play with your cat as often as you should. As our cats grow up, we might play with them less than when they were kittens. Set aside time to dig out the old toys or treat your cat to new ones and discover the fun of playing with your cat again.

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We hope you enjoyed our bucket list of things to do with your cat. If you have anything that you’d love to add, let us know in the comments below!

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