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
About the Author
Jennifer Ward is the author of numerous acclaimed books for children, including There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog, which was an IRA-CBC Children s Choice and went on to become a bestselling Kindle book. Her recent titles include Mama Built a Little Nest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins, which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist; What Will Hatch?, illustrated by Susie Ghahremani; and There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon, illustrated by Steve Gray. She lives in Illinois. Learn more at www.jenniferwardbooks.com.