Top 5 Books: Outdoor Activities for Kids

I list my Top 5 books which parents can use to get their kids learning outdoors, doing some great activities. These books are perfect for any family who is homeschooling, parents who want their kids to get outdoors more, and families whose kids love being outside and want to take things to the next level.
Parents ask us a lot where they can get ideas for themselves to inspire their kids to get outdoors more. I work as a Forest School Leader and Outdoor Educator so these books come tried and tested.

If you like these books, or you love an outdoor activity book which is not listed here then tell us about the book in the comments section below.

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HERE'S THE LINKS TO THE BOOKS IN THIS VIDEO…

1. The Stick Book by Fiona Danks & Jo Schofield:
2. 101 Things To Do Outside with Kids by Dan Isaac:
3. FSC Identification Charts:
4. Cook Wild by Susanne Fischer-Rizzi:
5. Forest School Adventure by Naomi Walmsley & Dan Westall:

Tree Tools For Schools:

Boost Your Immune System with Wild Plants

I show you 6 common edible wild plants you can add to your diet which will boost your immune system and improve your health. I also suggest several ways to use these plants in food.
I look at cleavers, jack by the hedge, nettles, wood sorrel, dandelion and wild garlic. These are all common plants, often considered weeds, in the the UK. Wild foods are so good for our overall health and whilst we're foraging we are also outdoors getting exercise, fresh air and sunshine on our faces.

Woodland Classroom host courses in foraging, wellbeing in the woods, mindfulness in nature and bushcraft in North Wales. If you would like to know more, go to:

Note: Always have the permission of the landowner if you want to forage and ensure you have a good wildflower ID guide (or two) with you so you can make a a positive and safe identification of the plant.

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Mindfulness in Nature: Techniques for Summer

I give you 9 techniques that you can do yourself to practise mindfulness whilst out enjoying a walk in nature.

In this video I take a walk through the Welsh countryside in summer. Some of the techniques here are best practised in warmer weather, but mindfulness in nature can be practised whatever time of year.

Presented by Counsellor, Life Coach and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom Ltd.

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Wild Detectives: Minibeast Safari

Join us again out in the woods during a day of nature education for children as they become Wild Detectives for a day at our Forest School. In our third and final video we follow the children on a minibeast safari as they look for insects and other creatures to investigate and learn all about them.
This activity makes a great session for Key Stage 1 & 2 school children and we often work with school groups delivering outdoor education on a range of topics. If you'd like to get in touch with us to find out how we can rewild your school curriculum then please get in touch.
Email: hey@woodlandclassroom.com Tel: 07876 794 098
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Thanks to our Wild Detectives for being YouTube stars for the day. Thanks also to their families for letting us film them.

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How to Identify Oak Trees: An Easy Way to Tell Our 2 Native Species Apart.

Our two native oak tree species can look pretty similar at first glance. Here, I how you my easy and memorable method to distinguish between the Pedunculate Oak and the Sessile Oak. This works great with kids but adults can use it too. Believe it or not, this method involves pixies 🙂

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I also host courses in Identifying Trees and am currently producing my own year long Britidh Trees ID video guide. If you would like to know more, just go to: