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Backyard adventure : get messy, get wet, build cool things, and have tons of wild fun! : 51 free-play activities / Amanda Thomsen.

Thomsen, Amanda, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"The backyard has long been a space associated with recreation and relaxation, a private patch of earth to escape to, and a springboard for the imagination. In her signature style and drawing on her personal experience as a mother, gardener, and author, Amanda Thomsen encourages kids to create kingdoms of their own making, right in their own backyards. With whimsical projects for every season and any setting, from forest to pavement, fun-seeking kids and their families will rediscover the yard as a place for inspired play, using repurposed materials and existing features of outdoor spaces. Whether they're creating tiny gardens inhabited by action figures, weaving a secret hideaway out of a loom of twine and twigs, or setting sidewalk cracks on fire with Coffeemate, Backyard Adventure lets kids of all ages turn their yards into a place they can call their own."--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library X 796.5 T381 (Text) 37801000635217 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/12/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612129204
  • ISBN: 161212920X
  • Physical Description: 158 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Forts and other hideaways -- Places for tinkering -- Naturally wild: grow, eat, launch, explore, create -- Setting up camp -- Sidewalks, fences, and driveways: A.K.A. places to draw -- Adventure course -- Water, bubbles, and goo -- Lurking after dark.
Summary, etc.:
"The backyard has long been a space associated with recreation and relaxation, a private patch of earth to escape to, and a springboard for the imagination. In her signature style and drawing on her personal experience as a mother, gardener, and author, Amanda Thomsen encourages kids to create kingdoms of their own making, right in their own backyards. With whimsical projects for every season and any setting, from forest to pavement, fun-seeking kids and their families will rediscover the yard as a place for inspired play, using repurposed materials and existing features of outdoor spaces. Whether they're creating tiny gardens inhabited by action figures, weaving a secret hideaway out of a loom of twine and twigs, or setting sidewalk cracks on fire with Coffeemate, Backyard Adventure lets kids of all ages turn their yards into a place they can call their own."-- Provided by publisher.
Presents over fifty activities for free-play backyard fun, including building a straw bale fort, making a marble racetrack, blowing giant bubbles, and setting up an outdoor toilet.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-10.
Subject: Outdoor recreation for children > Juvenile literature.
Backyard camping > Juvenile literature.
Outdoor recreation.
Backyard camping.

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