Activity guides, ideal for use by any groups or individuals working with young people:
|Lace Plate making
This is an easy activity using paper plates and ribbon. The original china plates were collected and displayed in the back cabin of a working narrowboat. This created a more homely environment for the family.
Brass plaques are made to commemorate certain events and occasions around the waterways. These make excellent brass rubbing pictures, often featuring a famous scene such as the Anderton Lift or Chester's ancient clock in the centre of the high street.
This activity, colouring in a duck and making a hat out of it, appeals to all ages and gives a real opportunity to talk to children about wildlife they might see on the waterways.
|The Boat Horse Mask
Great fun for all ages, as children can make their own boat horse mask and learn about the history of horse-drawn boats at the same time.
IWA Branches wishing to carry out WOW activities can order kits from Gillian Bolt. These contain the equipment needed for all the activities.