Written by two British bushcraft experts and rooted in the teaching methods of the renowned Forest School outdoor education model, this book is filled with ideas to help children connect with nature. It presents an array of outdoor crafts, games and other activities for children from 3 to 10 years of age, while also teaching survival skills such as fire-making, knot tying, knife safety and sharpening, shelter-building and fashioning basic tools, as well as gathering and cooking food from nature.
Projects range from building a bird feeder and bug hotel to leaf printing and making three-dimensional maps, all from natural materials. Recipes include nettle tea, dandelion syrup, fruit leathers, fire-roasted toffee apples and ponassed trout. An inspiring and practical guide to helping a new generation rediscover the joys of playing outside.
Softcover, 8 1/2" x 10", 175 pages, 2018.