It's always useful to know how to leave a trail with objects you might find outdoors, and here's a clever way to do it using sticks you have collected, just like in an Enid Blyton story! If you can, why not get one child (accompanied, obvious) to go ahead and lay a trail for the other children to follow...
Marking A Trail With Sticks
You never know when you are going to need to leave a trail - and here's a fun way to learn how! Give each child a collection of small pebbles and see if they can make or follow their own trail using these simple signals.
There are many reasons that Dick might be complaining that this is the worst Christmas holidays ever. In the original Famous Five story - Five Get Into a Fix - it is almost certainly because the children haven't yet stumbled upon an adventure to enjoy!