I’m all for books that encourage children to get outdoors and have fun. Time spent in the fresh air, whatever the weather is what childhood should be about in my opinion. Today sees the publication of Ollie and Harry’s Marvellous Adventures through Norton Young Readers which expands on just that idea.
Written by nine-year-old Ollie, his six-year-old brother Harry and their father, Ollie and Harry’s Marvellous Adventures is packed full of adventurous ideas for children to enjoy. The idea of the book follows on from their Facebook page – The Days Are Just Packed.
The book features twenty-eight different adventures and each one gives clear instructions of how to complete each task. From sending Lego mini-figures into near space and building a real igloo to photographing the seafloor. This is not your ordinary kid’s adventure ideas book.
I love the idea of Ollie and Harry’s Marvellous Adventures but to complete some of the adventures in this book, you will need to invest in equipment before you can complete them. My son and I are rather envious of the boys, who live in northeast Scotland. We rarely get enough snow to build a tiny snowman, it must be wonderful to have enough to build a proper igloo.
We also loved the idea of putting one of my son’s toy pirate boats to sea with a message held inside. I think we might well have to try this when we next go to the seaside, perhaps like Ollie and Harry, one day someone far away will find it and reply to our message. Their boat ended up in Denmark, three months after they launched it.
Another idea that looks like great fun and something that I think my son and Daddy P would enjoy trying together is Casting Metal Toys using pewter. I like the idea of creating our own moulds and seeing the results when they are cast with molten pewter.
We’ve made fires and shelters before a few times on bush crafting days, and both ideas are always good fun to try. Geocaching is something we’ve also tried in the past and really should do more of, it’s a great way of getting kids outdoors and exercising without them really realising it.
I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below in case you fancy trying some of these adventures out for yourselves (I do earn from qualifying purchases). To order Ollie and Harry’s Marvellous Adventures at a special discount of 25% + free shipping go to https://www.wwnorton.co.uk/
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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