Friday, November 16, 2007
Nature's Playground: Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors by Fiona Danks.
It arrived. I brought it home from the library today--and just kept looking through it and reading it and looking at the projects. It is a great book for ideas of seasonal nature crafts, outdoor games, and outdoor exploring for kids of all ages. It is a book about getting outside, getting dirty, and letting kids roam and explore and finding those "wild places".
It is nicely divided into seasons, with ideas and projects for each section. The photos make me want to just live in the woods (as usual) and I cannot wait to try some fun projects like the forest mobiles, treetop spying, ice mobiles, wind flags, and colorful crowns. The end of the book adds ideas for things such as outdoor parties, beaches, and "after dark." Very cool!