The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book

cover-kidsoutdooradventurebookThe Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up received a 2013 Honorable Mention award from the National Outdoor Book Awards in the children’s category. It is a 224-page book by Falcon Guides perfect for kids 4-12.


Nature is a destination, but you don’t have to travel anywhere to find it. Just open the door and step outside. A fun, hands on approach to getting involved in nature, The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book is a year-round how-to activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature, be it catching fireflies in the cool summer evenings; making birdfeeders in the fall from peanut butter, pine cones, and seed; building a snowman in 3 feet of fresh winter snow; or playing duck, duck, goose with friends in a meadow on a warm spring day. The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages–more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year’s four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. Throughout the book, you’ll also find fascinating facts, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources to turn to. Complete with whimsical, vibrant illustrations, this book is a must for parents and their kids.


“Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer have done a phenomenal job of collecting fun outdoor activities that kids of all ages can enjoy. The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book is organized by season and is filled with checklists, games, challenges, and projects. You don’t have to read this book cover-to-cover to be able to use it; simply open a page and go with it.” -David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation

“Outdoor experiences can help to make kids smarter, healthier, and happier. But what is there to do outdoors? Everything! Here’s a fun, practical guide, bursting with ideas and inspiration for everyday adventures. We’ll be giving this book to every kid and every family we know.” -Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman, naturalists and authors of the Kaufman Field Guide series

“The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book is a jam-packed, fun-filled delight. This book is for anyone who ever wanted to tap a maple tree, conquer a corn maze, make an ice sculpture or go owling—or better yet, do all those things and hundreds more with their families. Stacy and Ken have captured the joy of being alive and the rhythm of the seasons and the natural world. With this book as inspiration, all you need to do is open the door and go.” -Susan Sachs Lipman, author of Fed Up with Frenzy: Slow Parenting in a Fast-Moving World, and Social Media Director for the Children & Nature Network


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