The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

by Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield

Frances Lincoln | February 21, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into - almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 in

Published: February 21, 2012

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0711232415

ISBN - 13: 9780711232419

Found in: Family and Relationships

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The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with  a Stick

The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

by Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 in

Published: February 21, 2012

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0711232415

ISBN - 13: 9780711232419

Table of Contents

Discovering sticksAdventure and bushcraft sticksMake a fireCook over a fireBuild a denMake a DIY tentMake a staffMake a stick swordMake a catapultMake an ancient spear-thrower and a spearMake a bow and arrowsMake a pea-shooterMagic sticksMake a star wandMake a wizard's wandMake scavenging sticksMake a witch's broomstickMake a wiggly snakeMake shadow picturesMake stick charactersMake stick and clay animalsMake a fairy house or an elf castleMake miniature worlds for toy people and animalsMake hobby animalsMake woodland monstersMake woodland magic carpetsMake a flying creatureMake fairy and fish sticksMake wild storyboardsCreative sticksDraw in mud and sandMake charcoal pencilsMake a paintbrushMake a picture frameMake a woody crownMake a necklaceCreate stick art for a woodland galleryChoose a stirring stickMake a nestMake a dream-catcherMake a loom for wild weavingWeave a wild basketMake stick and paper lanternsMake natural mobiles and wind chimesMake a wreathDecorate a seasonal stick tree with stick starsStick gamesThrow a stick for a dogPlay pick-up sticksMake a flying machinePlay capture the flagPlay quoitsPlay Aunt SallyInvent your own stick gamesDo the stick tower challengePlay tracking with sticksPlay the woodland mapping gameSunny sticksNavigate with a stick and the sunMake a sun clockMeasure the radius of the earthMusical sticksMake percussion sticksMake stick rattlesBushcraft busking with a can guitarWatery sticksPlay Pooh sticksMini raft challengeMake a pond-dipping ne
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From the Publisher

"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into - almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

About the Author

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click hereJo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She wor
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Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Stick Book:
"A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child's imagination."
— Julia Donaldson, author of Stick Man