There’s one thing in abundance during this wonderfully wet season — mud! You can mould it, hear it squelch and let it slide through your fingers like silk, and then bake your mud-masterpiece in the sun and decorate it with stones and leaves foraged from your garden.
This delightful childhood experience is one of many activities to make it onto the ‘50 things to do before you are 12’ list. Building a sand city and jumping over waves also made the list, and for adventure activities there are colourful maps with fascinating facts. These outdoor adventure-packed ideas are part of the ‘Our Big Backyard Christies’ kit.