pumbaa said:Is anyone thinking of putting a "Little kids" meet together ?
I have 5yr old twins , and would like to get them out there doing the bushcraft thing , but am not sure how to keep them interested , although they enjoyed brewing up on a walk we did recently .
Any children involved would benifit greatly , and it would enable us "big kids" to provide better information for the younger ones .
Twas just a thought .
R-Bowskill said:Although I havn't got any Kids one reason I'd want them is to pass on what I know.
Earth Mother said:I'm starting a Bushcraft club at the school where I teach and I've enough ideas to last the year now
Mike Brady said:Shelters - don't leave Barbie or Action Man at home bring them into the woods and make shelters for them, develop your own village, include other toys. It's not pure bushcraft I know but the kids will enjoy being in the woods and will learn to use natural materials in ways that will surprise you.
Nyayo said:I've just got a full-time job teaching in September, and the school seemed interested in a Bushcraft Club, or similar. Any specific ideas on lessons, risk assessments etc. I was thinking of including shelter building, fire-making (especially team fire-drill use!), knots and outdoor cooking, with a bit of tracking, navigation and plant-identification thrown in.
RovingArcher said:Interesting. Thanks for the heads up. Perhaps we were told they didn't exist because they had been hunted out at the time. Course, waiting till midnight, using the light of a full moon and armed with an old potatoe sack, we probably wouldn't have caught one anyways.