American Bushman

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Five Things: An Experiment

Today I'm testing Jake (6) and Laura (8) to see how much they've been paying attention to the shows, books, and discussions we've had about getting outdoors and successfully spending an unplanned night outdoors.

We sat down and I handed them both a notepad and a pencil and asked them to list the five items they'd like to have with them. They've been given as much time as they need to come up with those lists and then we're going to discuss what they chose and why.

I think we might even try to put those lists to the test here in the back yard one night to really cement the learning part of this experiment.

I can't wait to see what they come up with and what sort of outdoors kids they're going to be. Laura's first two items were a lighter and a tent and Jake's were a can and a firesteel so we'll see if they continue along those lines.

I'll post their lists once they're done.

Thanks for reading,



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