Skim a stone

Skimming stones is a really simple activity to when you’re on a pebbly beach or bank by a lake etc. All you need are a few flat, smooth stones and a long stretch of water (river, lake, sea).

Try and skim the stone along the top of the water so that it bounces and moves forward a few times.

A good technique is to turn to the right (if you’re right handed) with your left shoulder facing the water, bringyour arm quite far back and then bring it forward with speed but flat, and let go of the stone. Make sure you’re quite close to the water if you want to skim it properly!

Why don’t you try different styles and sizes of stones and see which ones skim the best? And why don’t you try skimming it up stream., or into some waves.

It’s your choice – have fun!