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Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Fall Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for September + October + November

Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Winter Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for December + January + February with access to snow and ice recommended.

Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Spring Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for March + April + May with some access to snow and ice recommended.

Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Summer Guide

Over 90+ outdoor adventures designed for June + July + August with access to water recommended.

Nature Alliteration Adventures: The Four Season Guide

This “sampler” book provides over 120+ outdoor adventures and activity pages designed for P.L.A.Y. in winter, spring, summer, and fall.


Nature STORY Adventures + Activities


The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad (Annotated):

A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book – Now Online for FREE!

From Old Mr. Toad’s Music Bag and The Smiling Pool Playground to Old Mr. Toad’s Odd Tongue you will find plenty of engaging and entertaining chapters in this nature story activity book created for the young and young at heart.

Thornton Burgess’ 100+ year old original characters have been updated in this edition for the 21st century family to model mindfulness and loving kindness throughout their adventures in the Green Forest and beyond.

Bonus Materials includes:

  • The opportunity to illustrate each chapter
  • Photos of the life cycle including shiny egg strands, tadpoles, and toad!
  • Curious question prompts to challenge the reader and family
  • Recommended resources to continue on the P.L.A.Y. path to discover more about toads!

The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver (Annotated)

A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book – Now Online for FREE!

From Paddy the Beaver building a home and building a new friendship with Sammy Jay to creating a winter tail trail in the snow you will find plenty of engaging and entertaining moments in this nature story activity book created for the young and young at heart.

Thornton Burgess’ 100+ year old original characters have been updated in this edition for the 21st century family to model mindfulness and loving kindness throughout their adventures in the Green Forest.

Bonus Materials included:

  • Opportunities to illustrate each chapter
  • Photos of beaver activity
  • Tree themed coloring and nature journaling pages
  • Curious questions and prompts to challenge the reader and family
  • Recommended resources to continue on the P.L.A.Y. path to discover more about beavers!

Burgess Bird Book for Children (Annotated)-

A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book – All 45 Chapters Online -FREE!

Note: Due to the global Pandemic that began in March 2020 P.L.A.Y. began publishing all 45 chapters of the bird book (and others) with matching activities ONLINE for FREE providing another way for families and kiddos to P.L.A.Y. in Place and to be safe, be well, and stay connected to nature.

Burgess Animal Book for Children (Annotated)-

A P.L.A.Y. Nature Activity Story Book – All 36 Chapters Online -FREE!

P.L.A.Y. has provided new online versions of these updated and annotated 100+ year old public domain classics to:

  • be suitable for the 21st century family by having the Thornton Burgess woodland characters evolve to model mindfulness and loving kindness
  • highlight and bring awareness to the New England nature settings and offer an opportunity to learn more about the fields and forests through these animal story adventures
  • create story extension moments through P.L.A.Y. suggested activities and investigations for making new nature connections generated by the reader’s own curiosity
  • encourage families to keep their own nature notebooks for drawing, writing, painting, and recording their own local daily outdoor P.L.A.Y. adventures.

BONUS!

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More P.L.A.Y.  nature adventure books on the way!

P.L.A.Y. has updated/annotated some of the many classics of the *Thornton Burgess* nature adventure series with more on the way and all suitable for the 21st century family modeling mindfulness and loving kindness while keeping the same great characters and nature settings and turning them into P.L.A.Y. activity guide books ONLINE to be enjoyed by ALL for FREE!

More about the reasons for adapting these stories HERE.


Be sure to see the BOOK LOOK blog posts that give further in-depth reviews on nature themed picture books, chapter books, and resource guides that align with the P.L.A.Y. vision.


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