101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

101 Things for Kids to Do Outside

Book - 2016
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Firefly Books Ltd

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.


A special handbook for youth and the adults who work with them.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: @2014
ISBN: 9781770857117
Branch Call Number: 796. 083 ISA
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Heap, Will - Illustrator

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A handbook for kids, youth, and their adults to engage in outdoor activities. Presents a variety of outdoor activities from 10 minutes to several hours, involving creativity, make-believe or physical exertion.


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