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A practical, dip-in guide, packed with over 100 outdoor activities for children.


In an era when the iPad is often more appealing than the park, it can be difficult to encourage kids to get off the couch and spend time outside. In this inspirational book, with ideas for children of all ages, there are over 100 imaginative ways for children to keep busy and have fun outdoors.


They can enjoy outdoor crafts such as making leaf art bunting, a dream catcher or their own toy raft, or get physical and burn off some energy with beach hopscotch, animal tracking, and by developing their hunting and gathering skills. Or perhaps they would like to relax and enjoy some star-gazing or pond-dipping instead. There are fun activities to help kids get up close and personal with nature by making a wormery and a bug attractor, doing some investigative ant experiments and putting on their own gastropod race! The book includes handy reference pics to help children identify plants, flowers and wildlife, so as well as enjoying the great outdoors, they can learn to understand and appreciate their surroundings too.

101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children Reviews | Toppsta

9781782495789
  • ISBN: 9781782495789
  • Pub Date: 13th February 2018
  • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
  • Imprint: CICO Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 128

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17th April '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to eric_ aged 4 aged 4
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
As soon as my son started looking through the book with me, he wanted to understand more of the activities and try them all out. The first one that he really wanted to do was to make the woodland broom! So there we went outside to the park with our book! 

The book has various types of outdoor activities. Some are simple and easy to do in most places and are a nice way to make kids observe and play more outside, other ones are a bit more complex (good for older kids), unique and are even specific to the seaside for example. The photos used are great to encourage the kids as well, also it's nice to see some step-by-step illustrations for the activities that require more steps. Looking forward to our next adventures. This is a book to be used for years with the kids!

So far besides making the broom, we dropped poohsticks, we've made an octopus and spotted some of the wildlife. We, as parents, love nature, but don't have a lot of knowledge related to it, so we needed to look somethings up to understand better what we are looking for, so we are all learning with this book.  
18th April '18
I read it to Eve's aged 5 aged 5 & to Dyls aged 14 aged 14
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
Really pleased to get this book, as a mum to a 5 year old and a 14 year old this has loads of fun and easy outdoor activities to do together as a family.
I especially like that you can do the majority of them at home in the garden or at the park as I’m limited with my mobility. 
It’s a lovely book written easily with pictures to guide you, definitely recommend and so would my kids.  
31st May '18
Cdup read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
What a truly amazing book! 
My 8 year old started reading it cover to cover even before we attempted any of the activities. She loved all the interesting facts and thought the activities were very exciting. I thought it was great that most activities could be done in the back garden. 
This book is a great way to engage kids outside and entice them to go outside when the weather is not great. Thumbs up from us!
1st June '18
I read it to Ebear25 aged 8 aged 8 & to TBailey02 aged 3 aged 3
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
This has been such a great book for the school holidays, so many fun activities for different ages and great to get them outdoors, one thing i especially loved was the fitness-based activities such as beach hopscotch, it was a great way of keeping them fit and healthy without them really realising they were doing any exercise. Loved all the fun things to make as well, we had lots of fun making the bug attractor and the wormery, also this book is filled with great pictures to help kids identify things in nature such as flowers and wildlife, great when we went on fun nature trails. I would highly recommend this book if you want your kids to get out and about more.
21st April '18
I read it to MicahW aged 8 aged 8 & to AvaW aged 4 aged 4
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
We all enjoyed looking at this together. Micah has read it by himself top, but when we first got it we all looked at it together. We went through the whole book. Some of the activities we had already done, and the children picked activities they would like to do. I also pointed out things in the book that I had done as a child. We have already done some of the activities from the book such as tree rubbing, daisy chains, etc but we are waiting for the weather to get better, then we can do a lot more. There were different activities to suit everyone, and for all ages, things both my 4yr old and 8yr old can do. There were things we wouldn't have thought of doing, and my children love doing things outdoors so they were really interested in it. There were plenty of things you could do in the garden as well. I think this book is fab, a big thumbs up from the whole family.
1st July '18
I read it to Brobee aged 5 aged 5 & to Toodee aged 4 aged 4
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
A fab book that inspires children to get out into the countryside and explore. The activities are designed to be easy to do and really appeal to children of all ages. It's the perfect book to have during the holiday to help to keep the children entertained.
7th March '18
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 2 aged 2
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
Brilliant ideas for things to do and explore outdoors. Perfect for a range of ages , lots of ideas that I wouldn't have thought of and all the ideas are very achievable 
23rd April '18
emily1207 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
5 stars
We loved looking through this book together. The pages are colourful and have lovely pictures and lots of fabulous activities. We have already algae a go at a few - also live the beach section and will be taking it on holiday with us! Emily has also read this with daddy and they have selected some activities they are going to try together!
25th April '18
Eagp read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
4 stars
My 6 year old loved looking through this book and came up with a long list of activities he wanted to do. There are plenty of ideas - many you might already have done / thought of, but they are still a good prompt to try them again. It's great for enthusing kids about getting outside and  having fun. The ideas are suitable for a good range of ages.
23rd April '18
EFB read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
4 stars
This is a fantastic resource for finding inspiration for outdoor play. There are all sorts of suggestions to cover a variety of seasons and outdoor spaces, and my daughter really enjoyed looking over all the activities. I'm hoping we'll be able to put some of them to the test during the next school holidays! My only concern is that some activities involved putting plastic items into nature (such as reused plastic bottles) which I'm a bit dubious of given recent research into plastics. Also one activity suggests making itching powder to try on friends which my daughter was a bit upset at the thought of. But otherwise it's full of great ideas and would help any family have fun outside!
13th June '18
I read it to sashet01 aged 4 aged 4
101 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children 9781782495789
4 stars
My daughter and I looked through this together and read parts that interested her and she has also enjoyed looking at it on own. There are some nice ideas and the photos are clear, vivid and engaging. We have completed a few activites but I feel this book will be of more relevance as she gets older.
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