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Packed with games, projects, crafts, experiments and gardening inspiration, 101 Things for Kids to do Outside will have your children racing out to try something new. From party games and treasure hunts to simple gardening projects, each idea is simple to follow and illustrated with colour photography throughout.
From easy-to-do garden projects to more ambitious building projects, there's an activity for all interests and abilities. Wherever you are in the world, use whatever's at your doorstep and get the whole family exploring nature together.
Full of handy tips, nature facts and activity checklists, it's the perfect nature journal - with lots of space for notes, photos, leaves, doodles and more. And when it's just too wet to go outside, you can always turn to the rainy day activities.
From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this title presents a philosophical blend of how to, history and personal anecdotes of camping.
This valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you'll also discover detailed information on choosing the right items for your kit, manufacturing needed tools and supplies, collecting and cooking food and protecting yourself from the elements.
This beautifully illustrated book contains everything that both children and adults need to know to have fun and be safe in the outside world, including instructions on building shelters, foraging, tracking, tying knots, navigation and much more.
Norwegian Wood meets How to Tie a Tie in this irresistible gift for DIY enthusiasts. Using just a tool or two (a pocketknife and a gouge), readers will learn how to whittle 12 small objects, from a coffee spoon to a pair of dice, that take just a few hours to finish--and in the process carve out a little peace and quiet for themselves. Carve is an accessible guide to a hobby made for unplugging and connecting with the outdoors. Beautiful lifestyle and how-to photographs inspire readers to carve simple projects that include a comb, catch-all tray, camping fork and knife, air plant hanger, pair of dice, and more. Woodworker Melanie Abrantes also includes information on choosing the right knife and wood and tips on personalizing and maintaining a finished piece with staining, burning, monogramming, and more.
Crafting with Nature offers an incredible collection of easy projects using natural materials you can gather or grow and form into beautiful and useful crafts. The book has a total of 58 detailed step-by-step tutorials and 44 quick-and-easy inspiration ideas and crafting techniques.
The Den Book is packed with inspiring photos and descriptive text to tempt children (and adults) into building amazing dens outdoors, for themselves, for their toys, or for the imaginary creatures who live in the woods or the park.
In this friendly, comprehensive guide, chartered forester and woodfuel expert Will Rolls talks the reader through the theory and practice of getting the best results from their stove. From finding the fuel and seasoning it to lighting the stove and operating it cleanly, this books describes the best techniques for looking after your log stove.
Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert Penn finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.
Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play again.
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