Interesting idea, having a basket of sticks and rocks and shells for the kids to muck about with, especially given how every stick my kids ever find in the garden is either a gun or a lightsaber.
Whenever we go to the beach or a park young Miss4 tends to come home with a cherished branch. Naturally I toss it in the bin the moment her back is turned, but maybe I should reconsider. After all, sticks and stones may break my bones…..oh wait. That’s right.