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Continental Drift
Rippingly Good Space Hopping
What's This?
Darn 'n' Dash
Hanging Spoons
DIY Kites
Sweetie Treasure Chase
Hare and Hounds
Up Jenkins!
Speed Scrabble
Underwater Magic
Fairy Fair
Tom Thumb Garden
Fruity Art
Matchbox Miniatures
Poppy People
Duck Races
Leaf Boats
Fizzy Drink Splutter
One-Metre Safari
Fairy, Elf and Sylvanian Houses
Bubble Gum Competition
Build a Tea Kitchen
Whittle a Toasting Fork
Cream Chase and Shoot
Sprouting Bubbles
Milkmaid's Butter-Making
Flying Bubbles
Giant Bubbles
Make a Giant Bubble Wand
XXXtra Strong Bubble Mix
Whittle a Walking Stick
Bubble Walk

Whittle a Toasting Fork

Kids enjoy whittling on a piece of wood, and even little ones can have a go (provided you show them how and stay close). All you need is a penknife and a shortish (50cm or so) stick of wood.

While you're out walking, find a fallen branch or stick that's not too old - the wood needs some flexibility and strength. Hold the stick at the top, put the other end on the ground, and start whittling with small strokes, with the blade of the knife facing down and away from you. 

For safety's sake, don't whittle with the stick between your legs but to one side of your body. Take all the bark off and smooth down any knots or rough edges. Make one end sharper - that's where you'll do your toasting. Take down to the fire and use to toast bread, dough balls, marshmallows or whatever else takes your fancy.

You can also try whittling a walking stick