Includes: in-depth information about bugs; making a floating compass; shells and rocks; first aid; cracking (and making) codes; map reading; determining what the weather will be like through weather crafts; and much more!
Here's an exciting book packed with facts about nature, ideas for outdoor activities, and fun-to-do crafts projects that will keep boys interested and busy all year around. It's filled with color illustrations and diagrams that teach kids:
- How to recognize different kinds of insects and observe their activities
- How to identify different kinds of rocks
- How to read a topographic map
- How to construct a camper's backpack How to tie sailors' knots
- How to build a periscope . . . and much more
Camping advice and instruction includes ways to protect against the weather, first-aid for injuries, advice on using a compass, tips for studying the night sky, identifying birds, and much more. The book's wide array of topics and sturdy construction makes it an ideal outdoor companion for hiking and camping excursions. An elastic band bound into the back cover can be stretched over pages and used as a place marker. Color illustrations on every page. (Ages 8-12)
Hardcover w/hidden spiral binding / 128 Pages / 7 1/4 x 8 1/4 / 2013
Adventure should never be limited to explorers, scientists, artists, or even adults! Kids need just as much opportunity to explore the world around them. These books of adventure fill a very necessary gap in schooling-arts, crafts, education, science and nature rolled into two books. Each book is divided into roughly 40 two-four page lessons, craft activities, or general information about select topics. An informational lesson in the Boy's Book may talk about "First Aid," covering several minor injuries (such as stings, cuts, heatstroke, and small burns) and how to treat them quickly. Other topics include craft projects-one example from the Girl's Book is an in-depth craft activity about making tire and board swings. Every topic is accompanied by fun, full-color cartoon illustrations to help guide kids and hold their interest.
The majority of Boy's Book focuses on outdoor exploration, crafts, and tips, while the Girl's Book tends to involve more household and artistic activities. While these are topics traditionally associated with boys or girls, don't let semantics hold your child back! If you have a girl more interested in hiking and the great outdoors than cooking and fashion, or a boy interested in gardening and photography, ignore the cover and let them go wild!