by Stacy Torino
It's hard to resist a scavenger hunt. Give kids a list of things to find, and they naturally want to turn it into a game and start checking things off. Add in an outdoor and nature twist, and the game is elevated to a whole new level--and what an amazing opportunity to engage kids and families with nature in a whole new way. The Ultimate Book of Scavenger Hunts will help turn every outdoor outing into a scavenger hunt, with plenty of things for your family to look for, discover, and learn about.
Geared towards families with kids ages 4-10, the hunts are geared to just about any location--from city to farm to beach to mountains. The book includes a leveled difficulty rating system so you can find both easy and difficult items within each hunt (1 being easy, 2 medium, 3 hard). Each hunt comes complete with factoids and information about the items on the list, and each item is accompanied by a colorful spot illustration so that the hunter can easily identify what they are looking for.
About the Author:
Stacy Tornio is the author of more than 15 books for families and kids, including The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book, which was a recipient of a National Outdoor Book Award. She's also written books on gardening, animals, the national parks, and several titles for the National Wildlife Federation's Ranger Rick brand. Stacy is also a digital storyteller and the executive producer for the #1 educational media brand in North America, WeAreTeachers. In this role she produces stories, articles, and educational material for teachers in grades K-12. She has also developed a strong reputation in the outdoor nature space. She runs the website DestinationNature.com, aimed at getting more kids and families outside .She lives in Greenfield, Wisconsin.