Carving & Whittling For Children – Benefits & Tips

Whittling is the art of carving shapes with a knife.  Children love creating and there is something satisfying about making something from wood.  Our little lady adores her woodwork classes at school, which she has been doing for a few years now.  We have purchased two books to help us with our new endeavour of whittling for children.  They are Bushcraft, …

Building A Den – The Benefits & Tips

Due to less free play time, less outdoor time, more scheduled activities  and an increase in screen time, den building is a bit of an endangered activity.  However, given the chance to build them, they still prove a very popular activity.  You only need to take a walk around our local woods to see half finished den hideouts.  The children spend most …

10 Bushcraft and Survival Gifts For Children

I believe that bushcraft can teach children a lot of skills and has a lot of benefits to doing it.  Everyone benefits from being in the outdoors, and bushcraft helps us understand nature more and connect to it better.  Bushcraft for children is a way to teach them what nature can provide for them, and they bond with nature.  They learn …

Bushcraft , A Family Guide – A Family Bushcraft Book

I recently was looking for a bushcraft book aimed at families, with a little bit of everything inside it.  I wanted a resource I could use as a guide.  The Internet is great, but I LOVE books, and I can also take a book out with me on adventures.  I came across the book Bushcraft, A Family Guide by John Boy and Owen Senior.  The topics …

25 Outdoor Fun Ideas – Inspiration For Families

With all the benefits that come with playing in the outdoors and being in nature, it is a great place for families to head out into for fun together.  With this is mind, I have come up with 25 outdoor fun ideas for families to have time together in the great outdoors 🙂 25 Outdoor Fun Ideas: Playing in the rain:  This, the first …

5 Nature Crafts To Develop Bushcraft Skills

What is bushcraft?  It is being able to use the resources in nature that are all  around us to survive in the great outdoors.  Children learn these skills through doing practical outdoor tasks and taking risks.  Nature crafts are a great fun way to develop bushcraft skills, so I have written about a few here.  There are many benefits to nature play, but I feel one …

13 Top Tips For Animal Tracking With Children

Animal tracking with children is a great way to help them connect with nature and get outdoors.  It helps foster an interest in the wildlife around them, as well as being a free, easy, and educational activity.  It is fun for any age group, and different ages take away different things from the experience, so it is fine to do with siblings who …

Bushcraft For children – 6 Activities To Do

Everyone benefits from being in the outdoors, and bushcraft helps us understand nature more and connect to it better.  Bushcraft for children is a way to teach them what nature can provide for them, and they bond with nature.  They learn life skills through bushcraft, have a lot of fun, and it is also a way for families to spend some …