Pocket your smartphone, put away your tablet, and unplug your games console! Packed with short activity ideas and step-by-step project instructions, this fun-filled book proves you don't need lots of special materials, bought toys, or planning to have a great time away from a screen. From craft, to cooking, gardening to games, this great resource book is jam-packed with fun activities to dip into whenever kids are bored or need a boost to get them off the couch. Including projects, games and activities for in the home, outdoors, and while travelling, this is the perfect book to spark kids' imagination, away from the computer screen.
After working for a decade as a magazine and book editor, Kris Hirschmann embarked on a 20-year freelance career writing books for children and young adults. She is constantly inspired by her own children, who let her see the world through a child's eyes every day. She lives just outside Orlando, Florida. Elisa Paganelli attended the Art Institute in her hometown of Modena, Italy before progressing to the European Institute of Design in Turin, where she studied illustration. She worked as a graphic designer for several years and set up her own award-winning design studio, Teapot Graphic Design, before following her true passion for illustration. She likes to draw accompanied by a cup of tea and her beloved pet-assistants.
Introduction Beat Boredom at Home Pick Up Sticks Try Some Yoga Marshmallow Catapult Marshmallow Construction Snowman Snacks Painting with Acrylics T-shirt Friendship Bracelets Alien Hats Cardboard Construction Artful Sandwich Fingerprint Kit Tornado in a Bottle Origami Puppies Museum of Me! Silly Slime Write Letter Shaving Cream Sculptures Paper Plate Snowflakes Lip Sync Battle Talent Show Volley-Balloon Domino Toppling Charades Picture Perfect Sculpting Dough Fashion Show Clothespin Butterflies Balance Beam Blow Track Hoop Plane Ice Cream in a Bag Cocoa on a Stick One-Minute Challenge Put on a Play Paper Bag Skits Pet Rocks Funny Photo Booth Bubble Wrap Walkway Indoor Bowling Indoor Snowball Fight Painted Toast Homemade Butter Homemade Stress Ball Line Dancing Window Doodling Cookie Checkers Indoor Picnic Beat Boredom Outdoors Easy Bird Feeder Rainbow Bubble Clouds Map Quest Close-Up View Sky-Gaze in Style Herb Garden Obstacle Course Water Balloon Pinatas Slip and Slide! Caterpillar Snacks Watermelon "Cookies" Make S'mores Parachute pals Stuffed Animal Zipline Make a kite Fly a kite Squirt Gun Painting Sidewalk Chalk Photo Session Giant String Art Leaf Jumping Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss Nature rubbing picture Target Darts Disc Golf Laser Beam Maze Giant Scrabble Beat Boredom On the Move Snack Pack Mystery Grab Bag I Spy Bottle I Spy Travel Journal Picture consequences Stories by the Sentence Travel Scavenger Hunt Virtual Hide and Seek On-The-Go Exercise Word Search Two Truths and a Lie Destination Bingo Punch Buggy Click It Would You Rather? 20 Questions Postcard Journal Chenille Art Colouring Fun Where in the World? Find the Alphabet License Plate Checklist Be a DJ Memory game Napkin Roses Straw Paper Snakes