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Canadian Kids’ Guide to Outdoor Fun

By: Helaine Becker
Illustrated by: Claudia Dávila
  • ISBN 9781443148450, Paperback
  • 184 Pages | Ages 6 to 12

In this quintessential guide to summer activities, kids will learn the old-fashioned joys of creating their own fun!

Parents and kids alike will absolutely love this boredom-busting guide to outdoor and indoor summer fun! Filled with hundreds of ideas for games with friends, solo activities, DIY projects, recipes and fascinating fun facts, this book will teach kids just how much there is to do when the screens are turned off.

Kids will learn:

  • How to catch a fish
  • How to crack a code
  • How to master canoe strokes
  • How to make fresh lemonade (complete with an economics lesson about selling at a lemonade stand!)
  • How to put on a play
  • How to do rock art
  • How to make a tie-dyed shirt
  • Games for surviving car trips
  • And so much more!

Appealing to a wide range of ages, abilities, and timeframes, The Canadian Kid’s Guide to Outdoor Fun will connect kids to the world around them and to one another. Some activities are classics, some will get them started on a new adventure, but each and every one is safe, easy, instant and requires virtually no adult intervention — except to join in the fun, of course!

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Selling Points

  • Back-to-nature meets contemporary kids.
  • Perfect for camping and car trips or to keep on a cottage or home bookshelf.
  • Wide ranging and open ended
  • A mix of classic and new activities, each one safe, easy and instant.
  • Art is full of diverse and appealing kids and families, adding a bright, modern look.


  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2021
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club, Top Recommended Read, 2021
  • Commended, TD Summer Reading Club - Top 10 Recommended Read, 2020
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2019
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2019

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