My new outdoor activity book, Sticks and Stones (Quarry Books), 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 shelters and forts to bridges and dams. Many smaller scale projects are included, too—such as how to make ochre paint with shale, make a fishing pole, and carve a marshmallow roasting stick.
Teeming with over 30 creative and fun outdoor building, engineering, and art ideas, Sticks and Stones is an essential resource for every junior outdoor adventurer. Read more…
Sticks and Stones Outdoor Activity Book for Kids
Sticks and Stones is organized into 3 sections. Each section contains 10 engaging outdoor activities complete with materials, safety tips, step-by-step directions, and full-color photographs.
Along the way, there are multi-leveled reading opportunities in the form of quick features on considerations like mindfulness, campfire safety, “take it further” activity extensions, and more.
Section 1: Create and Build with Logs
In this section, kids will learn how to build a bug hotel, engineer a log survival shelter, play with friends on a log seesaw while learning about simple machines, and invite birds to a backyard feast by building a rustic log bird feeder.
Section 2: Sticks: The Original Wooden Toy
Kids will learn how to make a functional stick fishing pole, engineer a rustic stick catapult, and amaze friends with DIY stick bubble wands and homemade monster bubble formula.
Section 3: Easy Rock Projects
Kids will read about how to engineer a stone bridge, practice mindfulness while creating land art, and learn how to crush sedimentary rocks to make an ancient earth paint called ochre.
Where to Buy Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones is available wherever books are sold! Order from the following online retailers:
- United States: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Indie Bound | Books-A-Million
- United Kingdom: Amazon | Waterstones | Book Depository | Books etc.
- Canada: Amazon | Indigo
- Australia: Booktopia