Go Out and Play! (Paperback)

Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM!

By Kaboom!, Julianna Rose (Illustrator), Darell Hammond (Introduction by)

Candlewick, 9780763655303, 104pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

List Price: 11.99*
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Go outside and play! Here, at your fingertips, are how to's for more than seventy best-loved games, all set to spread the fun of active play to kids of all ages.

Do you know how to draw a hopscotch grid? What’s the silliest challenge in the game of sardines? How do you keep from being “out” in SPUD? Is there any way to escape the blob? This lively, infectious guide to games runs the gamut from classic to contemporary: kick the can, freeze tag, blindman’s bluff, red light green light, four square, duck duck goose, and so many more. It’s all sparked by KaBOOM!, a nonprofit with a passion for creating outdoor play spaces nationally and around the world.

For KaBOOM!, play is serious business! So this guide also includes tips for adults on how to encourage and facilitate outdoor play as well as a wealth of resources on how to help create more play spaces in your own community.

About the Author

KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children. The group’s mission is to create great play spaces through the participation and leadership of communities. Ultimately, they envision a place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

Praise For Go Out and Play!: Favorite Outdoor Games from KaBOOM!

This top-notch compilation makes a great resource for children and their friends, as well as families and adults who work with youth.
—School Library Journal (starred review)

Nonprofit organization KaBOOM’s goal is to encourage children to engage in outdoor play, and this collection of 69 group games will give both adults and children a wide variety of answers to the question, “What should we do?”...A great resource for organizations that work with children and families alike.
—Kirkus Reviews

The book should give readers plenty of activity options come spring, regardless of age or interests.
—Publishers Weekly

The brevity and simplicity of the instructions make this a handy title for primary and middle-graders to consult when seeking diversions on their own, but the suitability of games for children as young as five means adults will want to take a look as well.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

We especially like the simple instructions, materials lists, and tips for safe and fun play.
—Disney FamilyFun Magazine