A Kid's Guide to Building and Exploring in the Great Outdoors
On Sale: May 7, 2019
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Non-Fiction Entertaining | Childrens
Sticks and Stones presents a treasure trove of
building and engineering ideas for children to employ in the
great outdoors using the materials made readily available to
them, from cabins and tipis to bridges and dams. Many
smaller scale projects are included, too‚ÄĒsuch as how to make
ochre paint with shale, make a fishing pole, and carve a
marshmallow roasting stick.
Opportunities and materials for constructive play exist
everywhere in nature. Author Melissa Lennig (of the blog
Fireflies and Mud Pies) introduces today‚Äôs
screen-overloaded kids to this world of fun waiting just
outside the door. Whether camping or hanging out in the
back yard, children will marvel at the wonderful, useful
tools and playthings they can create with natural objects.
Sticks and Stones details various designs for
the ever-popular fort (cabins, tipis,
survival shelters, etc.) and also covers structures
such as bridges, fences, and dams,
while explaining the STEAM principles behind each.
In addition to structures, there are other ideas and
projects for camping and the backyard, like a fire
ring (explaining the types of fires, airflow, and safety),
the always useful tripod, a travois, a rock garden, and toy
boats. Along the way, there are multi-leveled reading
opportunities in the form of quick features on
considerations like mindfulness, campfire
safety, mini STEAM design challenges, and more.
Sticks and Stones is an essential resource for every
junior outdoor adventurer.
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