100 Days of Adventure
Nature Activities, Creative Projects, and Field Trips for Every Season
by Greta Eskridge
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Pub Date 03 May 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022
Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson
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Second-generation homeschooling mom Greta Eskridge shares 100 hands-on, learning activities for kids that will connect and enrich your family through adventures, small and big. Turn off the screen and turn on the creativity, curiosity, and love of nature as you have a meteor slumber party, attend a symphony concert, take a hike in the rain, preserve colorful fall leaves, make nettle pesto, and venture into the great, wide, real world.
In 100 Days of Adventure, children ages 6 to 10 willunplug from electronics and explore the world, from backyard bugs to farmer's market veggies and plants along the traillearn about nature, art, music, and themselves through STEAM projects and new experiencesbond with parents and siblings, learn new skills with individual investigations, or explore with friends in an educational or homeschool group
This full-color activity book for kids includes100 indoor and outdoor activities, projects, experiments, crafts, recipes, and field trips, divided by seasonmany activities that are free or low cost, with options for different kinds of families and locationsstep-by-step directions, nature journal prompts, tips, and checklistsbeautiful photos and helpful illustrationsa note to parents with encouraging start-here guidance on growing a family culture of curiosity and adventure
Whether your family is looking for fun activities for school breaks at home, road trip vacations, or everyday ways to learn together, this collection of interactive educational activities will help your kids get creative, get into nature, and get closer to each other.
Don't miss Greta's essential guide for parents on building a connected and loving family through exploration, Adventuring Together: How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids.
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I enjoyed this book because of it's writing style, unique topic, and the fact that it really provided a thought-provoking experience. Recommended for readers who want to read slowly so as to take time to process.
100 Days of Adventure by Greta Eskridge is the perfect companion to the author’s last book about taking adventures with your children. In this book, the author details so many fun and easy adventures that you can have with your children. It is a great resource for parents and caregivers. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.
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Due to download constraints, I wasn't able to review the full 100 days. The book separates out the 100 days by season, with 25 activities for Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring. While this book is geared towards children, a lot of the activities and learning can be done by anyone of any age! There are recipes, outdoor activities, ways to help your community and all sorts of fun activities included. Some of the summer activities I'd most like to try are: tying knots, making smores and kayaking! There are a lot of great ways to fill the days of summer vacation in the book. I also was able to get a sneak at some of the Fall activities as well - and my favorites of those that I checked out were: Make wax leaves, see a symphony concert, and a "day trip to another country" - which is essentially finding a neighborhood near you that might celebrate cultures different than your own.
If you have kids with adventurous spirit, I am sure they will find plenty to do within this book - I only was able to look at a portion of it, and it gave me plenty of ideas as well!
I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
Thank you, Thomas Nelson, for the advance reading copy.
Kudos to the team for the specific activities for specific seasons charted out so systematically in the book!
The options are many and yet so practical and accessible for the kids and the adults who would assist them. The pages and the book from cover to cover is so colourful and cheerful inside out.
The book provides recipes, activity sections, related real pictures, colourful illustrations, specific steps on how to dos for each activity. I find this book so inspirational and would help families and schools to keep the kids engaged in outdoor fun activities as well as with indoor ones which would help them cut down on watching screen.
A must have activity book.
Book: 100 Days of Adventure: Nature Activities, Creative Projects, and Field Trips for Every Season
Author: Greta Eskridge
Publication Info: 29 Mar 2022, Thomas Nelson: CHILDREN'S, Thomas Nelson
Genres: Hobby/Skills, Children’s / Young Readers, Leisure, Outdoors & Nature, Children’s Nonfiction
I received an electronic copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for honest feedback. Thank you to the publisher, author, and NG. I also received a smaller sample from the overall book due to the large file size making it untenable. This review is based on the excerpt.
Cover/Design: I like the cover. It’s pretty simple, but it is still eye catching and artistic. The layout of the book is quite cute. The icons, fonts, and other images are modern & pretty.
Contents: So, this book is about ideas for activities for kids to do outside, including nature activities, creative projects, and field trips for all seasons. The contents are separated into seasonal categories.
Summer - there are some ideas like food & treats (think, camping and sweet cooling treats), exploring outside, swimming, etc.
Fall - more recipes, things to do when the weather isn’t great, crafting activities
Spring - Natural things like flowers / trees, insects & exploring, looking at clouds
Winter - Things to do in winter weather (inside and outside), baking, holiday stuff
The actual activities will be mostly 1-2 pages long and include step-by-step instructions. They also include a tip section and checklists.
Ultimately, I think this book is cute and gives a handful of interesting ideas for kids. Thinking back to when I was younger, I was really entertained by things like checklists… so, it would be a cool fit for a certain age group & type of young reader. I don’t think many of the ideas are unique, but it’s cool to have them collected together. If it gets younger readers’ attention and gets them exploring/learning, then so be it!
Are you looking for ideas for new adventures to take with your kids? From your home and backyard to a trip away from home, there are lots of great ideas in this book to explore together.
This is a must-have resource!! It is not only full of fantastic ideas on how to have fun family adventures but offers great strategies and easy to implement ideas on how to strengthen relationships and spend quality time together.
This is one I'll return to again and again. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
A great collection of Nature inspired activities to keep children adventuring all year round. The book shows a "roadmap" before detailing each adventure. This is helpful for children and parents to plan for each season and adapt to their surroundings or what is available.
I received this book for free for an honest review from netgalley #netgalley
Such wonderful information! As a single homeschool mom this is perfect.
The organization was neat and tidy. The book was easy to read and understand. Where it fell short for me was several of these ideas were pretty basic. I was looking for 100 new or unique ideas. The word adventure in the title led me to believe that these ideas would be bold.
I think it would be a good resource for a summer camp instructor to have on hand.
*******Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC, in exchange for an honest review***********
If there is anything I love more than cute ideas for kids, it is bucket lists for kids. I love the ideas for this that are good for kids and adults. These are all ideas that I will enjoy, as well as my 14 year old all the way down to 6 years. Amazing and so adorable!
I loved the inviting illustrations, step by step instructions, and nature-based activities that encourage families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. This would not only be a great handbook to beat summer boredom, but also to provide inspiration and activities for camp counselors, librarians, and anyone who works with children.
The author writes with enthusiasm and knowledge. The activities are appropriate for all ages. I was only able to download a sample due to the size of the book and the digital limitations, but I look forward to ordering this book for our library and paging through it as we carry out our summer reading activities this year.
I highly recommend this for teachers, camp counselors, librarians, and families of all ages.
I have been a follower of Greta on Instagram since I read her first book and I knew this one would be special too. 100 Days of Adventure is the perfect book for families to spend time together. The activities are great for kids off all ages, but are so interesting that I wanted to make a few of my own! I love that this book will help families slow down and look for opportunities to bond. We can't wait to share this book with friends that visit and take it with us when we travel!
As a homeschooling mom of four, I spend most hours of the day with my children. However, I often find myself struggling to come up with fresh ideas that foster creativity, exploration, and adventure. Greta offers fantastic suggestions for kids of all ages in this colorful new book. Some highlights for our family:
1. Written for kids - I love that I can give this book to my children who can read and follow the instructions for many of the activities.
2. Great design - The colors, pictures, and illustrations are so adorable and make the book intriguing for children.
3. Variety of activities - We live in a place with long winters so I was afraid many of the activities would be geared toward warmer weather. Thankfully, Greta included indoor and outdoor activities some being simple and others more complex. I'm glad we will have plenty of adventure ideas for the whole year.
4. We love the checklist of activities at the beginning of each season. This is a fun way to keep track of how many adventures we've had and how many we still have to look forward to in the coming season.
We look forward to using Greta's book as a regular part of our family culture and I think the ideas she suggests will just be a springboard for my children to come up with ideas of their own!
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
100 Days of Adventure: Nature Activities, Creative Projects, and Field Trips for Every Season is a well illustrated fun book by Greta Eskridge absolutely full of good ideas for fun family friendly activities to get people into the outdoors and having fun together. Due out 3rd May from Thomas Nelson, it's 208 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.
The illustrations by Emily Paik are clear and colorful and full of detail. The suggested activities are grouped thematically by season: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. They include physical activities like hikes, volunteering, nature cleanup, as well as more cerebral observational activities like star-watching, poet practice, and indoor cooking and reading. The activities are varied and fun and there's literally something for everyone.
The activities are also full of checklists for measuring and recording progress. Although it's not specifically stated, there -are- lots of inclusive activities which are perfectly do-able by disabled readers. Although the book is aimed at the middle grades, there are good tips scattered throughout for caregivers and facilitators.
It's a fun and worthwhile book with something for everyone.
Five stars. This would be a good selection for public or school library acquisition, activity/scouting groups and home use.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
This book provides 100 activities for children to partake in throughout the seasons. What a clever idea! The ideas are all very do-able and would provide a well-rounded (skill building; interest exploring) and fulfilling (fun; engaging) experience through each season. Colourful illustrations and photos enhanced the content. Will be purchasing for our school library!
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