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Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids: 50 Creative Projects to Spark Curiosity in the Outdoors Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-09-08 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1641523921
LANGUAGE:English

"I should probably start out by saying that I'm an adult woman with no children. Okay, good, that's sorted then - I loved this book!

I've always loved nature every since I was a little girl and I still free roam through the forests and parks that surround me. As much as I love being outdoors, I know close to nothing about it! I can't identify trees, poison plants, mushrooms, birds, nada. This book was absolutely adorable and informative and if I had a child I feel like I'd completely enjoy using this book with them and doing the activities mentioned.

I feel happy and content that now I know a little bit more about my surroundings and the things I enjoy :] and it was fun learning it !

Great book
" said.

" The Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids is a must-have for every nature-loving school-aged child out there. Each activity is broken down to make it simple. Necessary materials and safety tips are listed first, then the steps of the activity. Activities such as creating a weathervane, telling time using the sun, and making your own constellation are creative, free activities that children can do fairly independently. If your child loves nature, buy them this book! " said.

"If you and your family are longing to get back to nature and you'd like to find participate in some creative activities designed to help your child develop a greater appreciation for the world around them, the Exploring Nature Activity Book For Kids will help you to do just that!

This book contains more than 50 nature-based activities, such as How To Read A Tree, Wildlife Scavenger Hunt and Seasonal Bookmarks that will enhance your Naturalist Skills (listed in a handy Skills Checklist in the back of the book!) You and your child will complete a variety of activities and projects together, following the easy instructions in the nicely illustrated book. Perhaps you can set aside time to do one activity a week!

This is a great book to share with your kids - and a great book to combine with the Exploring Nature Journal For Kids.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but I was not required to post a review. My comments represent my personal impressions of this book!
" said.

"This is a nice nature activity book for kids, especially those who are just starting out with nature study.

The book is divided into categories:

Being a naturalist (make a map, make a display of nature finds, take part in a nature exchange with someone in another area of the country, use nouns and adjectives to describe natural items, climb a tree...)

Sky/seasons/weather/night and day (visit a tree once a month and see how things change, use your senses when it rains, observe and draw clouds, catch snow on black paper, make a sundial with a stick and rocks...)

Earth/rocks/water (make a fish trap with a water bottle, see if items sink or float, put natural items in water to magnify them, make things out of mud...)

Creatures (make an orange bird feeder, take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, make scat shapes out of mud, go on a wildlife scavenger hunt...)

Plants (count a evergreen's whorls to find its age, make bookmarks with leaves and flowers on paper, press flowers, plant flower seeds, eat dandelion leaves or flowers...)

There are sections with basic information about safety, etc. and simple color drawings. Most of the activities will work for people in any climate, other than the snowflake one. Most of the activities are designed for the warmer months.

My rating system:
1 = hated it
2 = it was okay
3 = liked it
4 = really liked it
5 = love it, plan to purchase, and/or would buy it again if it was lost

I read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review.
" said.

"Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids is a guided activity project book by homeschooler, nature educator, and blogger Kim Andrews. Due out 28th May 2019 from Rockridge press, it's 134 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

The book begins with an introduction and short expository letters aimed at the readers, both adults and young people. 10% of the page content covers safety concerns, do's and don'ts of field activity, and the aims of the book.

The introductory chapters are followed by 5 chapter sections with 10 activity tutorials each. Each of the 10 tutorials are roughly grouped by subject: General naturist subjects, Seasons and Weather, Water Soil and Stone, Wild Creatures, and Growing Things.

Each tutorial guide includes a featured skill set and what can be learned by the activity, a materials list, and a step by step guide. Extra observations and alternative enhancement activities are scattered throughout in highlighted sidebars.

The eARC version I received (presumably also available in the release ebook version) has a very handy interactive table of contents and is linked throughout. There is also a good glossary included as well as a hyperlinked resource section. The links are mostly aimed at readers in North America, but useful for readers in other areas as well.

This would make a fine addition to a classroom or children's library. The included projects would be wonderful for a variety of settings from camp or youth club activities, classroom field trips, homeschooling or weekend family activities.

Possibly worth noting for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is included in the KU subscription library. This is a fun and worthwhile book with lots of creative ideas for enrichment and learning in an outdoor setting.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
" said.

"I should probably start out by saying that I'm an adult woman with no children. Okay, good, that's sorted then - I loved this book!

I've always loved nature every since I was a little girl and I still free roam through the forests and parks that surround me. As much as I love being outdoors, I know close to nothing about it! I can't identify trees, poison plants, mushrooms, birds, nada. This book was absolutely adorable and informative and if I had a child I feel like I'd completely enjoy using this book with them and doing the activities mentioned.

I feel happy and content that now I know a little bit more about my surroundings and the things I enjoy :] and it was fun learning it !

Great book
" said.

"Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Exploring Nature Activity Book for Kids is a guided activity project book by homeschooler, nature educator, and blogger Kim Andrews. Due out 28th May 2019 from Rockridge press, it's 134 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

The book begins with an introduction and short expository letters aimed at the readers, both adults and young people. 10% of the page content covers safety concerns, do's and don'ts of field activity, and the aims of the book.

The introductory chapters are followed by 5 chapter sections with 10 activity tutorials each. Each of the 10 tutorials are roughly grouped by subject: General naturist subjects, Seasons and Weather, Water Soil and Stone, Wild Creatures, and Growing Things.

Each tutorial guide includes a featured skill set and what can be learned by the activity, a materials list, and a step by step guide. Extra observations and alternative enhancement activities are scattered throughout in highlighted sidebars.

The eARC version I received (presumably also available in the release ebook version) has a very handy interactive table of contents and is linked throughout. There is also a good glossary included as well as a hyperlinked resource section. The links are mostly aimed at readers in North America, but useful for readers in other areas as well.

This would make a fine addition to a classroom or children's library. The included projects would be wonderful for a variety of settings from camp or youth club activities, classroom field trips, homeschooling or weekend family activities.

Possibly worth noting for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, this book is included in the KU subscription library. This is a fun and worthwhile book with lots of creative ideas for enrichment and learning in an outdoor setting.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
" said.

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