The Beach Activity Book: 99 ideas for activities by the water
By Rachel Haydon, Illustrated by Pippa Keel
The activities in this immersive book for children aged 7 to 14 range from experiments and observation to conservation and mindfulness. Developed to inspire curious young minds to explore and appreciate our beaches, lakes, rivers and streams. It is also designed to be taken out into natural environments and to be drawn and written in.
Mātauranga Māori concepts and the theme of nature connectedness are an integral part of the activities.
Click on the link above to visit the Te Papa website where you can purchase the book, or look for a copy in your local bookstore.
Written by a children’s learning expert, all sorts of learning styles are recognised, with each activity being open to children who like to draw and those who like to write. The book’s journal-like format and activities that range across the seasons make it a long-term and much-treasured companion.
Find out more about the book in an interview with author Rachel Haydon on the Te Papa website here.