We love the Stick Man here, it's such a Christmassy book. It has everything you could want from a children's book - fabulous witty sing-song words by Julian Donaldson, brilliant illustrations from Alex Sheffler, suspense, love and a happy ending!
The Forestry Commission have teamed up with this iconic book, and this winter are hosting lots of events at their locations nationwide.
There are 13 different trails where you can hunt for clues; build dens; draw and create your very own Stick Man. The activities are designed to engage children, help them learn more about the forest and the importance of wood in our daily lives - just like in the book.
Rachel Giles, Learning Manager at the Forestry Commission says:
"We are launching the Stick Man trails to encourage children into the natural world by taking a favourite character that they might read indoors back out into the forest where he belongs.
“We hope our Stick Man Trails will inspire them to use the forest as their playground and create their own stories, all while learning vital skills that will aid them in their development."
We have great fun going on Gruffalo hunts in our local wood, and re-telling Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tales, so we're really looking forward to this new adventure.
Check out the website for a list of dates, venues and loads of great printable activity sheets. Also, if you sign up to the newsletter, you could win a special Stick Man goody bag! Most trails are on from now until January, so it's the perfect Christmas holiday activity.
Pop over and have a look to see if there's one on near you.
Disclosure: I am an official Forestry Commission blogger and receive an annual Discover Pass.