A practical, dip-in guide, packed with over 100 outdoor activities for children.
In an era when the iPad is often more appealing than the park, it can be difficult to encourage kids to get off the couch and spend time outside. In this inspirational book, with ideas for children of all ages, there are over 100 imaginative ways for children to keep busy and have fun outdoors.
They can enjoy outdoor crafts such as making leaf art bunting, a dream catcher, or their own toy raft, or get physical and burn off some energy with beach hopscotch, animal tracking, and developing their hunting and gathering skills. Or perhaps they would like to relax and enjoy some star-gazing or pond-dipping instead. There are fun activities to help kids get up close and personal with nature by making a wormery and a bug attractor, doing some investigative ant experiments, and putting on their own gastropod race! The book includes handy reference pics to help children identify plants, flowers, and wildlife, so as well as enjoying the great outdoors, they learn to understand and appreciate their surroundings too.
Fiona Bird is a graduate of the University of St Andrew's, mother of six and former BBC Masterchef finalist. She lives in Scotland and divides her time between the Glens of Angus and the Isle of South Uist, where her husband is the local doctor. Fiona loathes the inquisitive seals that spy on her as she picks seaweed from their larder and is happier when the Machair cows are in the distance. She is often seen on her bicycle with a basket full of seaweed or other wild edibles and is usually late for kirk on a Sunday. When time permits Fiona shares her foraging tips and recipes in The Huffington Post.