The Kids' Summer Fun Book

Great Games, Activities, and Adventures for the Entire Family

By Claire Gillman; Sam Martin
(Barron's Educational Series, Paperback, 9780764145810, 128pp.)

Publication Date: April 2011

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Cheerfully illustrated and designed to inspire family fun, "The Kids' Summer Fun Book " deserves a place in every family's home library. Parents will find ideas to recapture their childhood as they join with their kids in dozens of delightful summer activities. Ideas include summer beach parties with a sand castle building theme, hiking and camping trips in the great outdoors, kite flying, snorkeling, and even croquet in the backyard on stay-at-home leisure days. Activities are categorized by chapters:
  • Out of doors: fishing, fossil hunting, rock collecting, tree house building, and more
  • On the water: building a raft, canoeing and kayaking, swimming and waterskiing, surfing, and more
  • Summer games: beanbag toss, French bowls, softball, sack race, bicycling, and more
  • Crafts and activities: making a terrarium, watercolor painting, designing paper airplanes, gardening, and more
  • Feasting: planning picnics and making lemonade, angel cakes, summer smoothies, lemon tarts, and more
    Where appropriate, readers will find detailed instructions, for instance, for building a tree house or concocting many summertime food treats. Summertime is fun time, and here are dozens of great ideas that inspire readers to make the most of warm-weather activities. Color illustrations throughout
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