Author : Laura Minter & Tia Williams
ISBN13 : 9781784944049
Binding : PB with flaps
Pages : 144
Photographs : 412 photographs
Series Title : Little Button Diaries
Quick Find Code : 28407
Price: £14.99 from GMC Group
There are times when keeping your young children occupied and entertained can be a real challenge, no matter how super-organized or imaginative your parenting skills. This is where The Big Book of 100 Outdoor Activities, a bumper book of boredom-busting fun, comes in. The aim is to provide parents with loads of simple and quick activities and creative ideas, to engage and entertain their children and encourage them to learn more about their natural environment and to care more deeply about it.
Activities are grouped into eight handy sections: Wildlife Spotting, In the Garden, Messy Makes, Arts and Craft, Games, Rainy Day Activities, Outdoor Cooking, and Music and Dressing Up. Each one is packed with things to do that range from spur-of-the-moment creative play, involving little or no preparation, to mini projects with step-by-step instructions.
This is a colourful A4 size soft back book. The pages of the book are adorned with colourful and clear photographs. Each category is clearly defined and easy to find. Each project is explained in step-by-step detail and they are all fairly simple to follow.
Colourful and bright the kids will be thumbing the pages and letting you know what they want to make or do next.
The previous books I have reviewed by Laura Minter and Tia Williams have been more about the parent doing the crafting to make things for their children. This one is much more hands on for the children which is great.
A lot of the activities need little more than the things you can find outside like, twigs, leaves, flowers and stones and a little paint or glue. So they are not going to cost you a fortune in crafting supplies.
The activities are aimed at younger children but their are plenty of things that the older kids can get involved in too. We will be trying out some of the recipes together, the kids are particularly keen to get started on the fruit roll-ups.
We loved the huge variety of activities in this book. There is something for everyone, even if the kids are only interested in making a mess or playing games. This is a must for the summer holidays and a great way of dragging the kids outside and away from their screens for some good fun.