This simple activity will provide hours of entertainment to families. If you happen to camp near a river or stop at a stream for lunch, don't miss out on bouncing stones.

The technique is very simple: You select a smooth flat stone and throw it with a shallow angle at the surface of the water. If smooth flat ones are not available, you will have to do with what there is. As the stone hits the surface, it will bounce in shorter intervals until the momentum is depleted.

Go wild with the imagination and see if you can make it hop high, far or many times. Time is on your side.