Friday, May 6, 2022

Say Yes To Outdoor Fun with 100 Days of Adventure: A Review #100daysofadventure #gretaeskridge #homeschool #getoutdoors

**Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

It seems like winter has been hanging on forever, but as I take a look outside, I see spots of life finally making their appearance. The trees are budding, the dandelions have multiplied, and a nest of baby birds sings a lovely song outside my kitchen window. And let me tell you, I am more than ready for the better weather that spring and summer are sure to bring. My kids are too, and cannot wait to get outside more as the weather allows! 

I must admit though that while I always try to encourage my kids to spend time outdoors, I'm not always sure what to do outside with them! I grew up in the country where we had creeks to play in and a little more room to run and use our imaginations. My kids, not so much! What fun activities could we do that got us outside and away from screens? And activities that aren't going to cost us a fortune too!? 

When I heard about 100 Days of Adventure, I thought it might be just the solution. Take a look:


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 will

  • unplug from electronics and explore the world, from backyard bugs to farmer's market veggies and plants along the trail
  • learn about nature, art, music, and themselves through STEAM projects and new experiences
  • bond 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 includes

  • 100 indoor and outdoor activities, projects, experiments, crafts, recipes, and field trips, divided by season
  • many activities that are free or low cost, with options for different kinds of families and locations
  • step-by-step directions, nature journal prompts, tips, and checklists
  • beautiful photos and helpful illustrations
  • a 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.

Sounds pretty cool, right? We certainly thought so! While weather/health/school has not yet allowed us to dive into these adventures quite as much as we would like just yet, we are enjoying all the inspiration we have found in this book and cannot wait to incorporate many of the ideas into our summer planning. What I love about this book is that there is a little something for everyone... there are some activities that might require leaving the backyard or spending some money on supplies, but there are also many that can be done right in your own yard with no added (or very little) expense. They encourage kids to explore their surroundings, and enjoy what's right in front of them... and is great for the whole family too. And while it certainly would be a fun addition for a homeschooling family as part of their schooling, this is really great for ANY family looking to get outside more. I know this is one that we are going to be turning to A LOT this summer.

But the activities don't stop with summer! There are outdoor activities for all the seasons in this book, so it really is something that we can turn to throughout the year too. While we may spend less time outside in the winter and even fall months, this book definitely inspires us to get out more even then! 

If you are looking for inspiration for your outdoor time with the kids, this book is definitely one to add to your home library!

You can purchase your copy here:

What are your favorite outdoor adventures to go on with your family? 


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