Outdoor Activities for Families

Put down your phones and spend some quality time outside as a family. Enjoy these titles with lots of great outdoor activities to enjoy together.

Updated May 22, 2023
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Let's play outdoors! : exploring nature for children
Ard, Cath
A book that encourages children to go and play outside and discover what nature has to offer. Leave the house and roam into the nature: It is a fascinating place, waiting to be conquered by little ones with curious minds. Whether in the garden, park, or a nearby forest, a closer look at nature will...
Camping Texas: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 200 Campgrounds
Behrens, Tom
Camping Texas is an indispensable guide to hundreds of public campgrounds in the Lone Star State. From the Texas Gulf Coast to the mountains of West Texas, the camping opportunities in this book accommodate a range of outdoor interests, including fishing, boating, mountain biking,...
Hiking and camping
Davis, Jennifer Pharr
Rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highly illustrated pages, OUTDOOR SCHOOL: HIKING AND CAMPING is an indispensable tool for young explorers and nature lovers. Make every day an adventure with the included: - Immersive activities to get you...
Crayola outside crafts
Felix, Rebecca
Getting creative with nature is fun and colorful with these Crayola outdoor crafts! Easy to read instructions and detailed photos guide readers through making projects. A QR code for each project links to a digital landing page showing additional steps and photos.
Balanced and barefoot : how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children
Hanscom, Angela J.
"Angela Hanscom is a powerful voice for balance." --Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods In this important book, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of TimberNook shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of...
The young adventurer's guide to (almost) everything : build a fort, camp like a champ, poop in the woods--45 action-packed outdoor activities
Hewitt, Ben
45 step-by-step, illustrated activities that teach kids everything from how to see like an owl to build the world's coolest fort from sticks. (ages 8-12) Calling all adventurers! Want to know how to build a fort from nothing but sticks? Or find your way through the forest? This...
Boy's book of adventure : the little guidebook for smart and resourceful boys
Lecreux, Michèle.
Empower the awesome teen and tween boys in your life with this exciting outdoor adventure book filled with facts about nature, ideas for outdoor activities, and fun-to-do crafts projects that will keep boys interested and busy all year round! Parents, teachers, and gift givers will find...
Where should we camp next? : a 50-state guide to amazing campgrounds and other unique outdoor accommodations
Puglisi, Stephanie
**USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Award Winner** Your essential planning guidebook for family-friendly RV or camping trips featuring 300+ of the best camping and glamping spots in the USA! Outdoor adventure, glamping, and camping vacations have never been more popular--and everyone...
Finding ecohappiness : fun nature activities to help your kids feel happier and calmer
Schwartz, Sandi
Raise calmer, happier, healthier children with these fun, hands-on nature activities for parents and kids to enjoy together. Gold Winner, Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Are your kids stressed? Are they feeling a bit down? Do your children--and you--need a break...
Camping with kids
Silverman, Goldie.
Learn the basics of family camping from longtime outdoorswoman Goldie Silverman and the legion of experienced kid and parent campers that lent their voices to this authoritative, yet fun and whimsical book. Novice and experienced campers alike will find the tips in Camping with Kids invaluable....
I love dirt! : 52 activities to help you and your kids discover the wonders of nature
Ward, Jennifer
I Love Dirt! presents 52 open-ended activities to help you engage your child in the outdoors. No matter what your location-from a small patch of green in the city to the wide-open meadows of the country-each activity is meant to promote exploration, stimulate imagination, and heighten a child's...
50 states, 500 campgrounds : where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do
Yogerst, Joseph R.
Plan your next getaway to the great outdoors with this one-of-a-kind resource for campgrounds across North America. In this comprehensive sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas, you'll discover the top tent and cabin campsites, as well as RV resorts and glamping destinations around...

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