Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Stickman and The Forestry Commission

Many places use picture books as learning tools and you will find lots of resources and activities on the internet to support this method of learning in the home and in the classroom. However, it's always lovely to find picture book learning extended to the outdoors. Here at Branch Out World, I try and include outdoor activities in each Picture Book Explorer. You can imagine, I'm sure, how pleased I was to hear that the Forestry Commission in England is currently running woodland trails for families in 13 different forests. The reason I am so pleased is that these trails are themed around the book, Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.
Even if you can't get to the woodland trails,  you will find free downloadable activity sheets, a link to a 'What to do with sticks' Pinterest board and an opportunity to share your creations on their Facebook page. There's even a competition to win a Stickman goody bag if you sign up for their newsletter.
This all sounds like a good reason to borrow or buy the Stick Man book and enjoy your own mini-exploration :)

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