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.
Activities are grouped into eight handy sections:
- Wildlife Spotting
- In the Garden
- Messy Makes
- Arts and Crafts
- Rainy Day Activities
- Outdoor Cooking
- 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. These are just a few of the ingenious ideas: making a baking soda rocket, painting with fruit, growing your own pizza toppings, feather printing and making a bug hotel to cooking smores, pressing flowers, leaf rubbing and wildlife spotting.
About the Author
Laura Minter and Tia Williams started Little Button Diaries, their crafting and baking blog, in 2013 to show that having children doesn't mean you have to stop doing the things you love. They have won various awards and are based in Brighton, Sussex, UK.
Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling novel The Accidental Diva and penned two YA novels, It Chicks and Sixteen Candles. Tia is currently an Editorial Director at Estée Lauder Companies, and lives with her daughter and husband in Brooklyn.