Non-Fiction | 23 July 2015Wild Adventures and Outdoor Activities Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Wild Adventures is all about going outdoors, exploring nature and having wild adventures! Outdoor activities are a great way to turn of screens and discover the fun of the world around us. Here’s a little note to you the reader from the author and illustrators, Mick and Brita Granström on all the fun you can find in its pages: In this book we want to share some of the ways we have fun outdoors exploring nature through play and activities with our own four children. We’ll show you how to build dens and make secret signals; how to recognise star constellations and cloud shapes; how to encourage wildlife into your garden. We’ll even catch you a fish, cook it on a campfire and then bake you a cake in an empty orange skin… You’ll need to have grown-up help with some of the projects and you must always follow the safety guidelines, but if you follow the pages in this book, then together we can some wild adventures! This week we’ve chosen one adventure from Mick and Brita’s brilliant book which you can try at home or on your summer holiday at the beach! Rocky Beach Adventures: Rocky beaches can turn up all sorts of interesting things – from pebbles and fossils to rock pools and crabs. Pebbles are amazing — every one is a unique and natural work of art. Fragments of rock are turned by time and tides into smooth shapes. Look out for seabirds too – many waders gather by the edge of the tide. Find out how to recognise the different birds and see how many you can spot… Why not learn some new beach skills? Try target practice, pebble sculpture, skimming stones and crabbing. And very importantly – always stay safe! There are even more brilliant adventures to be had in this fun activity-inspiring book: Make a den, go on a nature chase, forage wild food, make your won kite- and them try to fly it! Packed with things to do, make and see wherever you are: in woodland or moorland, by river, lake or sea… even in your local park or own backyard. So go out and have a wild adventure! A little about the author and illustrator: Husband and wife Mick and Brita Granstrom have developed their unique approach to picture books over the last 20 years. Sharing illustration between them and missing words and pictures in inventive ways they have won many awards. They like to spend their weekends having Wild Adventures with their own children and live between their homes in the Scottish boarders and Sweden. Mick and Brita are the creators of the bestselling Nature Adventures: “A magnificent treat of a book” – School Librarian Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.