Let’s Go Fishing: A Book for Beginners
Schmidt, Gerald D.
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers (2000)
Ages 8 and up
A wonderful reference guide for fishing for the beginner. Covers safety, fish, tackle, how to find great fishing holes, even how to cook your catch. Includes pictures of various skill level and genders fishing.
Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Camden House Publishing (1987)
Ages 10 and up
Take a tour of the night sky. Beautiful illustrations and photographs to guide the beginning astronomer to see the beauty of what lies beyond the earth. So grab your telescope and get watching.
Tiger’s Tips: Beginner’s Golf for Kids Ages 6-106
Quality Sports Publications (1998)
Ages 8-12 (6-106?)
McGraw Hill Companies, The (1997)
Take a tour of the tiniest spaces of a backyard. Find our how bugs tunnel. See how the simplest of tools can help you discover a world that is usually unknown to the average human. Explore what your backyard has to share.
A Backyard Vegetable Garden for Kids
Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.(2008)
Ages 8 and up
The hobby of gardening is not just for adults. This book will guide your child through the planning, designing, growing, and harvesting of their own vegetable garden.
Dorling Kindersley Publishing Inc.(2007)
Photographic pop-ups make this a unique book to enjoy with your child. Check out this unusual way to see your buggy world.
Old Fashioned Children’s Games: Over 200 Outdoors, Car Trip, Song, Card and Party Activities
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers (1998)
The olden days are back again with this huge collection of games that we thought were gone for good. Learn all the rules, the rhymes, the movements along with stories, songs, and activities to keep your kids moving.
Nature’s Playground: Activities, Crafts, and Games to Encourage Children to Get Outdoors
Chicago Review Press, Inc.(2007)
Ages 6 and up
Bring your imagination with you as you adventure into fun. Build your own toys to fit each season, create your own adventures and learn to do all of this safely. A special section on playing after dark.
Safe at Play: Outdoor Safety
Smart Kids Publishing
Candy Cane Press (2005)
This board book will help you to talk about safe play with your preschooler
Splashing by the Shore: Beach Activities for Kids
Gibb Smith, Publisher (2007)
If you live by the beach, are planning a vacation to one soon, or just want to pretend like you are at the beach, you will have fun learning how to be safe and have a great time in the sand. Crafts, games, facts, activities and party ideas will help you to have a great time near the shore.
I Love Dirt!: 52 Projects to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature
Shambhala Publications Inc.(2008)
Ages 8 and up
No matter where you live, there is a patch of dirt near you. There is magic in dirt that can be released using your five senses. Come and explore what can be found in the dirt near you. Includes a forward by Richard Louv.
Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-filled World
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated 2008)
A parenting guide to help instill a life for children that is full of creative, loving, and safe activities. Guidelines on discipline, television, and other current issues.
Last Child In The Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (2005)
This is the book that started it all. With kids increasingly overweight, addicted to video games, and becoming couch potatoes, this book defines what children were meant to be and do. It’s time for kids to head outdoors for more fresh air, more adventure, more exercise, and more fun.
Nature Safari: Imaginative Things for You & Your Children to Do Outdoors
HarperCollins Publishers Limited.(2003)
Ages 8 and up
This book will stir your child into learning about nature first-hand. They can explore every type of habitat from your neighborhood and learn facts, crafts, activities and vocabulary that will enhance their study of these natural neighborhoods.
Introducing Your Kids To The Outdoors
Van Tilburg, Christopher
A complete guide to all that the outdoors has to offer you and your family. The book gives you planning guides and suggestions for outdoor adventures including day trips, camping, water sports and the absolutely "must-do" vacations for the best childhood imaginable.
Go Outside: Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventures
Ten Speed Press (2002)
This book is best used when adults and kids enjoy it together. Some adult supervision is suggested for many of the cooking and crafts shared. This is a great resource for activities and crafts that are organized by season. Complete instructions, lists of materials and safety suggestions are included.