Book review - Rock, Paper, Scissors by Kate Hodges







"Rock, Paper. Scissors is packed with activities to do indoors and outdoors, in the city, at the beach, in the countryside - wherever you might be. Perfect for parents who are keen to turn walks and day trips into exciting experiences, and for families who want to reduce their screen time and encourage kids to conjure up adventures from almost nothing,"


When I read the blurb on the back of the book, I was immediately interested. As those of you who know me well know, I love activities that are simple, easy to do and don't cost a fortune, and this book is packed full.


Some of the activities, I hadn't seen or done before, like the traditional Korean game, Gonggi or making Paper Trees and Ladders, and some I had, such as making fortune tellers or playing Spoof or Picture Consequences, but it has been a really nice reminder, with some taking me back to my own childhood. There is a real sense of nostalgia about the book and I think that parents will love how simple the activities are, while still being fun.




The book is suitable from pre school age upwards. My 8 year old has really enjoyed looking through and picking things out that she has been inspired to try, but equally, there are plenty suitable for my 4.5 year old too, which they can also do together.

The activities can also be easily adapted and I love the idea of reusing old comics, magazines and books, that can all be found very cheaply at boot sales or charity shops.


It is a great book if you are looking for something to do with your children for a bit of 1:1 time, and, as the blurb says, something to do wherever you are, so it will be on my packing list for our summer 'Staycation' this year, and I really think it should be on yours too!





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