Annotations for Get Outside : The Kids Guide to Fun in the Great Outdoors


Baker & Taylor
A treasury of outdoor-themed games and activities for each season offers scientific and historical trivia to accompany instructions for such ideas as building a sundial, making a kite, playing Spud, and observing the sky at night.

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Baker & Taylor
A treasury of outdoor-themed games and activities offers engaging scientific and historical trivia that accompany instructions for such ideas as building a sundial, making a kite and playing Spud. Original.

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Univ of Toronto Pr
Armed with Get Outside, a kid will never say, "I'm bored!" again. This book is a key to the world of fun beyond the front door. Activities are divided into four categories (Nature Lover, Outdoor Fun and Games, Cozy Inside and Look to the Sky), where readers will find instructions for making things like sundials, bird feeders and kites, as well as rules for games such as 500 Up, Spud and Shinny. Accompanying these descriptions are fun facts and scientific, historic and cultural context. The passage on playing jacks, for example, includes a sidebar about a similar game played by the ancient Greeks. Children in Northern climes will love learning to play traditional First Nations winter games and be thrilled to find out how to create a backyard ice rink. It's a wealth of fun and fascination that will captivate any young person -- who won't mind ditching the video game for the great outdoors.

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Univ of Toronto Pr
This outdoor-activity book is packed with simple and entertaining ways for kids to interact year-round with the fun and wondrous world outside.

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