The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and it finally feels like spring is in the air! With the weather warming up, you might be on the lookout for things to do with your kids outside so that you can finally power down the TV and computer.
The book Chalk by Bill Thomson might spark some outdoor imagination if paired with a bucket of sidewalk chalk. You could also check out Game for a Game by Robynne Eagan, which is a book loaded with sidewalk chalk games and many more outdoor ideas.
The parent shelf has outdoor activity resources for parents, and there are also a few books in the adult non-fiction, including The Great big book of children's games: over 450 indoor and outdoor games for kids.
If kids want to do their own research on games, they can look in the 793’s and the 796.5’s in the juvenile non-fiction section (if you don’t know the Dewey Decimal System, simply ask your friendly librarians).
Do you have any advice on keeping children playing outdoors without a struggle? What games keep them entertained and occupied?