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Forest School Wild Play Outdoor Fun with Earth, Air, Fire & Water

Written by Jane Worroll, Peter Houghton

Illustrated by Peter Houghton

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

Forest School Wild Play Outdoor Fun with Earth, Air, Fire & Water Synopsis

The ultimate antidote to screen time - outdoor play with your kids! Whether you are a parent, a teacher, a Forest School leader or anyone else looking after children, this invaluable guide to nature-based play is full of ideas to get kids outdoors, learning about and connecting with nature, developing new skills and having fun.

These new Forest School crafts, games and survival activities are all themed around the elements of earth, air, fire and water, with an underlying message of sustainability and wonder at the amazing web of life.

For earth, make a mud slide, try Bogolan mud painting on cloth, or hurl mud missiles at a moving target.

For air, make a bullroarer or a whistle, build a kite and fly it, or predict the weather by reading the clouds.

For fire, dig a Dakota fire pit, make a bug-repellent torch or learn how to navigate using a shadow stick.

For water, mix natural dyes, build and test a rainproof den, or drink foraged birch twig tea from a crafted log cup.

There are also four magical stories to tell the children - one for each of the elements -guaranteed to spark their imagination.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786784209
Publication date: 8th June 2021
Author: Jane Worroll, Peter Houghton
Illustrator: Peter Houghton
Publisher: Watkins Publishing an imprint of Watkins Media
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

About Jane Worroll, Peter Houghton

Jane Worroll is a qualified Level 3 Forest School leader, running, with Peter Houghton, year-round Forest School sessions for children in London and elsewhere. She has worked outdoors for the majority of her adult life, in gardening, tree surgery and, for 12 years, as a Countryside Ranger, a role that included habitat management, monitoring protected species and leading volunteers. She has a degree in ecology as well as an MSc in environmental conservation. Peter Houghton is qualified and experienced in historical and ornamental woodcarving and in green woodwork. At a charity supporting vulnerable inner-city children and young people, he works as an ...

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