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Fanny + Alexander

The Nature of Play: A Handbook of Nature-based Activities for all Seasons

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  • Description

    Suggesting an antidote to our era of ever-present screens and passive play, this new book by Fanny + Alexander, The Nature of Play, offers simple, seasonal activities encouraging children (and the adults who love them) to play with and among nature – whether they live among skyscrapers or fields.

    Days spent wandering and wondering are what childhoods should be made of – and The Nature of Play is packed with plentiful ideas for simple, fascinating and fun ways to do just that – rain or shine.

    Fanny + Alexander 

  • Materials & Safety

    In these 44 seasonal activities, banish boredom by:

    • Learning how to find your way using nature's signs

    • Making a fire – and then cooking delicious food over it

    • Going stargazing and spotting constellations

    • Creating a beautiful mobile to celebrate the seasons

    • Hosting a special summertime party

    • Tuning up your bike

  • Play is okay! tip

    As you move through the activities in this book encourage your child to keep a journal detailing their observations, investigations and explorations!