Backyard Adventure: Get Messy, Get Wet, Build Cool Things and Have Tons of Wild Fun!



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Turn the backyard into an adventure zone, with playful projects and plans for inspiring kids ages 6 to 10 to explore, imagine, and create their own fun.

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. With her signature style and 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, 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.

AGES: 6 to 10

Amanda Thomsen is the author of Backyard Adventure and Kiss My Aster as well as a mom, a Girl Scout troop leader, a garden maker, an adventure planner, and a rule breaker. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and eight-year-old daughter.

• Projects and ideas are inexpensive to execute and can be adapted for kids across age ranges. Scavenging and fun suggestions for using materials and settings families already have access to make the ideas in the book easy to modify for kids of different ages, cost-effective, and rich with possibilities.
• Allows kids to take the reins. The move toward \"free-range parenting\" and the proliferation of adventure playgrounds means parents are seeking ways to cultivate children’s creativity and confidence. Most of the projects in the book can be carried out by kids, with little to no adult involvement, and all of them are designed to put kids in the driver’s seat, encouraging exploration, imagination, and granting permission to play and get messy.
• Author with a distinct design sensibility that speaks to kids and fun-loving adults. Author Amanda Thomsen, with her background in professional gardening, combines her quirky style and playful approach to transforming outdoor spaces with her own experiences as a parent.

Full-colour; photographs throughout

ISBN: 9781612129204
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/05/2019
RRP: $24.99
Pages: 160
Dimension: 254mm X 203mm
Imprint: Storey Publishing