You’ll probably have plenty of rope on hand when you’re camping and it’s a great opportunity for a knot tying activity with your kids. Their curious minds love to learn, they especially love to learn from you, and they’ll feel like superheroes when they commit a few of these cool knots to memory.
Australian Braid Knot– this knot creates a strong loop and works well on the end of the fishing line.
Bowline Knot – you can use this knot at the end of a rope to fasten the ring or a post, it won’t slip or bind and can be untied easily.
Davy Knot – this knot is known for being fast and efficient. It’s also been known to be very strong compared to other knots.
You and your kids can spend time each day practicing knots and the only expense is a length of rope. They’ll be proud to show you how fast they learn and they may even be able to show you a trick or two. You can find out more about tying knots at Animated Knots. They offer useful animations and walk you through every step of the process. We can’t wait to see how much fun you’ll have tying knots with your kids and see how fast they advance to the more complicated features.