Get Outside Guide

Get Outside Guide

All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!

eBook - 2014
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"This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore their local state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season, spring, summer, winter, and fall will be included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year. And some rainy day actitiveis will also be presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities to help put information into geographic, scientific, and/or historical context, to help kids dig deeper and learn more."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2014]
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (159 pages) :,color illustrations, map.
Additional Contributors: Beer, Julie

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The theme of Earth Day 2017 is EarthPLAY. These days, most children spend lass than an hour a day outside. This guide is a simple way to reconnect and, in some cases, introduce children to the wonders of outside. From tide pool animals to constellations to making a solar oven; celebrate the earth... Read More »


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CorteMaderaStaff_Judi thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

SPL_Childrens Aug 12, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 11

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SPL_Childrens Aug 12, 2014

Building a tree house isn’t one of the many activities mentioned in the new National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide but there are many others to choose from, whether kids are in their own backyards, at the lake, on a hike through the forest, or even hiking a mountain trail.

Kids will be inspired to get out of the house and enjoy exploring nature with such projects as planting a butterfly garden, making an underwater scope, creating an ice sun catcher, making a telescope, playing a nature ID game and many more. At the same time, they’ll discover amazing things about the great outdoors.

The crafts, games and experiments in the Outdoor Guide aren’t limited to the summer season: snowy day and rainy day activities are also included. Many of the activities can be enjoyed by all members of the family.

Books which encourage children to venture outside, such as this Outdoor Guide, are needed. It’s so easy these days to become absorbed in the screens in front of our faces and thus miss what’s waiting outside to be discovered and enjoyed.

And, as the authors note, nature can make people of all ages happier, more creative, smarter and healthier!

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