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.
Grades 3-6. No matter where you live, this book will be a catalyst for kids to explore the great outdoors. The book is divided by habitats—water, trees, parks, backyards, and even the fun that can be had in a cityscape. Concise facts and snippets of other information are offered in colorful, high-contrast pages. There are also all kinds of activities that vary in difficulty. Kids are invited to build a solar oven, plant a butterfly garden, and make chalk for sidewalk games (though that seems complicated). Also included are guessing games and ideas for different sorts of play. Whatever the locale, this book makes a terrific companion. A list of top U.S. parks and a page about Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program conclude. A top-notch addition to the National Geographic Kids series.