Summer Fun: Boats, Boats, Boats

fun for kids -- boat play

I spend some of my childhood in Papua New Guinea.  There was no Winter, only the wet season and dry season. "The rain marches across the sky," my mum used to say. I've never seen anything like it in Australia. The rain did, indeed, march; you could see it from a way off -- you could hear it -- and a curtain of water drawing closer, drumming, until the heavy drops would be upon us, bringing relief to the humidity.  I remember this one afternoon … [Read more...]

Nature Crafts: Bark Boat

Bark Boat

Oh, there's something wondrous about floating homemade boats in a babbling brook.  It's as easy as finding a nice piece of floatable bark and attaching a sail by making a small hole in the centre (with a screwdriver or drill) or using blue tack or glue.  Below are links to a few different ways to put them together: 1. Twig and Toadstool This one from Twig and Toadstool has added buoyancy with corks underneath. 2. A Mother's … [Read more...]