101 Things For Kids To Do Outside

 

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Isaac, Dawn

Let them go outside and play! More parents are heeding the advice of specialists who urge them to do just that. By playing outside with friends, kids learn valuable interpersonal and negotiation skills and how to make decisions. Outdoor play teaches about the natural world, fosters creativity, and encourages physical activity.”101 Things For Kids To Do Outside” is ideal for parents, teachers, and all those working with youth. This book is ideal for the children who like gaming, TV, movies, the soft couch, and even too many snacks. The kids who believe “there’s nothing to do outside” can learn and be encouraged to experience the joy of outdoor play.Each activity is described in language easy for a 6- to 9-year-old and illustrated with engaging graphics. Younger children may need direction, at least the first time. Large pictures display all the fun to be had. The activities range from 10 minutes to hours and hours of fun. Some require creativity, make-believe or physical exertion but they are all outside. Perfect for rainy days, sunshiny days, even snowy days.Examples of the 101 activities are: Weave a bird’s nest Set up a potion lab Make nature rubbings Build a crawl tunnel Hold a mini Olympics Build a human sundial Make a nature walk bracelet Capture animal tracks Fly a homemade kite Make a rain gauge Make a snow maze. Search

Can Do: Eco-Ventures

 

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Walker, Maggie|Kids’, Clubs Network|Sugar, Hannah|Network, Kids’ Clubs

Explores the environment through imaginative sculptures, models and detective work. This book has been written so that adults can develop the activities with children or children can use the book for ideas to develop themselves. It is suitable for children aged 4-9. Search

Chris Packham’s Nature Handbook

 

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Packham, Chris

Explore the wonders of the natural world with Chris Packham and the RSPB. The natural world is on your doorstep; whether you live in the heart of a concrete jungle, or on top of a mountain – so why not explore it? From woodlands to beaches, let Chris Packham take you on a sensory journey through some of the world’s key habitats. You’ll meet the wildlife that lives there and discover how the natural world really works. You can explore the sights, sounds and smells, learn about the plants, animals, weather and ecological processes at work and find out how to interact with the wild while still conserving it. It is packed with practical activities for every season and location, so you can learn about and engage with the wildlife around you; from raising butterflies from caterpillars to leaving a bucket of rainwater out to develop into an ecosystem. Search

Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Playful Explorations in the Four Elements

 

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Kraul, Walter

This craft book for children shows how to make a waterwheel, paddle-steamer, propeller plane, parachute, windmill, simple pendulum clock, spinning tops, a little hot-air carousel or roundabout, a hot-air balloon, and lots more. Search

EcoArt!: Earth-Friendly Art and Craft Experiences for 3-To 9-Year-Olds

 

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Carlson, Laurie Winn|Braren, L. Trezzo|Carlson, Laurie M.

Suitable for ages 3 to 9 years, this work combines the author’s intuitive sense of each child’s need for self-expression and interaction with nature with her wealth of imaginative experiences. All the projects use recyclable, reusable, household materials and/or items found in nature. Search

Eco-Friendly Crafting with Kids

 

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Lilley, Kate

This title features colourful and fun projects for pre-school kids and their parents to make together. The book contains a list of 50 quick boredom busters that harassed parents can pull out of the bag in an emergency! Search

Ecology

 

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Spurgeon, Richard|Chan, K.|Spurgeon, R.

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Environments for Outdoor Play: A Practical Guide to Making Space for Children

 

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Casey, Theresa

Offers educators frameworks for designing innovative play spaces that provide young children with flexible, inclusive, and stimulating opportunities to learn, develop, and have fun together. Search

Every Nursery Needs a Garden: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating and Using a Garden with Young Children

 

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Watts, Ann

This book guides you through the process of creating a garden, however small, for young children. It looks at the impact a garden area can have on children’s overall development and the benefits of using natural materials as learning tools. Search

Gardens and Parks

 

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Baker, Nick

Have you ever wondered:What’s living in your backyard?How to create a nesting box?How to record the texture of tree bark?How to attract new wildlife into your backyard?Now you can become an expert nature explorer and learn fantastic facts to impress your friends and family!You’ll love that these hands-on books contain straightforward and safe step-by-step projects, allowing you to help your children discover the natural world. They are ideal supplements to school science projects and the perfect activities for weekends and vacations. Search

Go Out and Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM!

 

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Hammond, Darell|Rose, Julianna|KaBOOM!,

Go outside and play! Here, at your fingertips, are how to’s for more than seventy best-loved games, all set to spread the fun of active play to kids of all ages.Do you know how to draw a hopscotch grid? Whats the silliest challenge in the game of sardines? How do you keep from being “out” in SPUD? Is there any way to escape the blob? This lively, infectious guide to games runs the gamut from classic to contemporary: kick the can, freeze tag, blindmans bluff, red light green light, four square, duck duck goose, and so many more. Its all sparked by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit with a passion for creating outdoor play spaces nationally and around the world. For KaBOOM!, play is serious business! So this guide also includes tips for adults on how to encourage and facilitate outdoor play as well as a wealth of resources on how to help create more play spaces in your own community. Search

Go Wild!: 101 Things to Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up

 

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Danks, Fiona|Schofield, Jo

Young people these days are often homebound, entertaining themselves with the Internet, television, video games, and text messages, but completely disconnected from the reality of the great outdoors. Many have never experienced simple pleasures such as telling stories around a warm campfire, camping outdoors, or whittling a stick. Go Wild! is the perfect book for families with children ages 10 to 14 wanting to get in touch with the natural world. The authors describe a range of wild and fun adventures for families to share. Readers learn potentially life-saving skills that give them confidence, independence, and a sense of environmental awareness. Topics include building shelter, building a fire, foraging for food, cooking outdoors, tools and weapons, bushcraft skills, water and keeping clean, and safety. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild! is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries, and young people having the time of their lives in the great outdoors. Search

Go Wild!: 101 Things to Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up

 

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Danks, Fiona|Schofield, Jo

Young people these days are often homebound, entertaining themselves with the Internet, television, video games, and text messages, but completely disconnected from the reality of the great outdoors. Many have never experienced simple pleasures such as telling stories around a warm campfire, camping outdoors, or whittling a stick. Go Wild! is the perfect book for families with children ages 10 to 14 wanting to get in touch with the natural world. The authors describe a range of wild and fun adventures for families to share. Readers learn potentially life-saving skills that give them confidence, independence, and a sense of environmental awareness. Topics include building shelter, building a fire, foraging for food, cooking outdoors, tools and weapons, bushcraft skills, water and keeping clean, and safety. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild! is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries, and young people having the time of their lives in the great outdoors. Search

Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-By-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled and Found Materials

 

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Hardy, Emma

Green Crafts for Children From painted stones and a friendship bracelet to a simple dolls’ house and a driftwood boat, children will love the projects in this engaging book. All can be made from materials that are likely to be in the cupboard, found around the house or garden, or collected on walks in the park or at the beach. Full description Search

I Can Grow Things: How-To-Grow Activity Projects for the Very Young

 

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Walton, Sally|Donaldson, Stephanie

Book has 16 enjoyable, attractive and stimulating projects that cover all the basic growing skills. The perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years — for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. Search

Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature, A

 

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Citro, Asia

Dandelion Bubbles, Rain Drums, Seed Bomb Lollipops and more!Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt is full of motivation to get outside and explore. Whether you’re investigating the health of your local stream, making beautiful acrylic sunprints with leaves and flowers, running an experiment with your backyard birds, or concocting nature potions, you’ll be fostering an important connection with nature. The engaging activities encourage the use of the senses and imagination and are perfect for all ages. Discover more about the natural world waiting just outside your door! Search

Living Willow Sculpture

 

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Warnes, Jon

Willow is an exciting material to work with. It is adaptable, easy to work with, and it will grow in a range of soils. Its quick growth gives almost immediate results and, as there is a great variety of leaf shape and stem colour, structures look attractive throughout the year. Jon Warnes shows how to build a wonderful selection of decorative, functional and fun objects for the garden. Search

Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature’s Help

 

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Diehn, Gwen|Krautwurst, Terry|Diehn, Gweb

“Gr. 4-8. Combining challenging projects with scientific lore, and illustrating both with crisp color photography, results in an outstanding volume sure to capture the attention of youngsters seeking amusing and interesting things to do. This unusual craft book offers ideas for every season, most a step above those often found in similar books….Handy for science and art classes, this will also be a boon to club leaders looking for enticing activities for their members.”– “Booklist. “An inviting collection.”– “SLJ. .”..includes fantastic ways to explore the outdoors, including creating a bird feeder and bird nesting shelf.”– “Parent Life. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. Search

Nature Crafts for Kids: 50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature’s Help

 

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Diehn, Gwen|Krautwurst, Terry|Diehn, Gweb

“Gr. 4-8. Combining challenging projects with scientific lore, and illustrating both with crisp color photography, results in an outstanding volume sure to capture the attention of youngsters seeking amusing and interesting things to do. This unusual craft book offers ideas for every season, most a step above those often found in similar books….Handy for science and art classes, this will also be a boon to club leaders looking for enticing activities for their members.”– “Booklist. “An inviting collection.”– “SLJ. .”..includes fantastic ways to explore the outdoors, including creating a bird feeder and bird nesting shelf.”– “Parent Life. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. Search

Play The Forest School Way: Woodland Games and Crafts for Adventurous Kids

 

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Houghton, Peter|Worroll, Jane

The ultimate guide to woodland fun with kids! Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning  that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder. Be a fox tracking its prey, a moth evading a bat, a rabbit fleeing a forest fire!Make a working bow and arrow, spectacular headdresses, beautiful woodland jewellery, magic wands “ all with materials gathered from the forest floor. Learn wilderness survival skills: build a shelter, make fire, forage and cook wild food. Search

RHS Ready, Steady, Grow!

 

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Society, Royal Horticultural

Cool gardening projects for kids, with the experts at the RHSGet your child in the garden, get sowing and harvesting and they will learn to grow all kinds of plants, vegetables and fruits quickly and easily!No need to wait months for results: they’ll be able to follow the simple instructions to raise fantastic plants in twelve weeks or much less. Soon they’ll have tasty tomatoes and delicious strawberries, pretty marigolds and sprouting seeds ready to eat in a week. There are fun projects, too: from making a pizza garden and growing a fairy ring, to designing a wildlife windowbox.And you don’t even need a garden: there are lots of ideas for using containers, baskets and boxes. So get ready, get steady and get growing! Search

Rivers, Ponds and Lakes

 

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Baker, Nick

This practical guide for kids aged 7-11 explains how water creatures get their air, how to rear pond snails, how to watch fish, and how to view plant structures using a torch and glass. Search

Seashore

 

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Baker, Nick|Wells, Arthur James

Have you ever wondered: What is beachcombing? What creatures live under the sand? How to make a fossil cast? How to catch a crab? Now you can become an expert nature explorer and learn fantastic facts to impress your friends and family! You’ll love that these hands-on books contain straightforward and safe step-by-step projects, allowing you to help your children discover the natural world. They are ideal supplements to school science projects and the perfect activities for weekends and vacations. Search

Small Space Gardening

 

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Evans, Hazel

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Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick, The

 

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Danks, Fiona|Schofield, Jo

““…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun. – Dallas NewsThe stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into – almost anything! As New York’s Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, ‘It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight’s sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .’ In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more. Search