Let’s Go Outside!

Outdoor Activities and Projects to Get You and Your Kids Closer to Nature

Publisher: Roost Books
Engage your child in outdoor play, nature outings, and environmental explorations. Chase and be chased in a game of capture the flag. Use the power of the sun to craft your own shadow prints. Explore the stars on a late night walk. Create a field guide to your neighborhood.  Through 52 ideas—some classic and some new—Let's Go Outside! offers a range of activities perfect for children ages 8 to 12. Whether you're in the country, the city, or anywhere in between, this book is sure to help you get outside—and run, dance, hike, or camp—with your preteen.

Sections of the book include:

   • Back to Basics: Reconnecting with twists on traditional games and activities such as Capture the Flag
   • Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: Picnics, doing homework outdoors, and socializing opportunities outdoors
   • Outdoor Adventures: Canoeing, biking, and camping
   • Environmental Experiments: Ways to explore how nature works


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Sometimes changes in nature are mere nuance, and it’s nice to be aware of how our environment changes around us as it cycles through seasons. We are so accustomed to our calendar that we often neglect to take notice of the changing calendar outdoors, and take it for granted. It’s spring. It...
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