How To Whistle With A Blade Of Grass

Illustration by James Provost

Our children spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Here’s how to keep them busy outside—all you need is a patch of green. A flat piece of grass works best. Once it bends, it is no longer usable.

1. Position the blade at the top of your two thumbs and between the bases of each thumb. Thumbs should be bent slightly. Make sure it is tight.

2. Blow gently between your thumbs. You should hear a high-pitched sound.

With a little practice and patience, your child will be whistling with the wind.

By Judy Rose, director of the Early Childhood Education program at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ont.

Looking for other ways to keep them entertained in the great outdoors? Try these outdoor activity cards.

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