The Unplugged Family Activity Book is your guide to exploring the natural world as a family, with dozens of outdoor and indoor activities, recipes, and crafts!
Get ready for kid-approved ideas that celebrate the great outdoors year round! Whether youre building forts or making fresh cider, theres something for every kid and every season. Each season is full of excitement waiting to be found and Rachel highlights the best of each one with sections for recipes, nature exploration and play, and natural history:
• In spring, make candied violets, spruce tip ice cream, or paper from wildflower seeds. Craft a kite, weave flower crowns, and make a DIY fairy garden!
• When summer comes, whip up herb-infused balms, rosewater, and zuchinni boats. Host a backyard camp-out, build a nature exploration pack, cast shadow drawings, sail a leaf-boat, and master giant bubbles.
• As the days cool for autumn, brew mulled cider, make spiced honey, and discover the deliciousness of homemade apple sauce. Plant bulbs for next year's flowers, create an autumn rainbow, or craft a felted acorn necklace.
• Cozy up in winter with homemade maple candy, an herbal tea blend, and learn how to set out pine cone bird feeders. Build a snow fort or try some winter stargazing followed by making paper stars. (Or for those in warmer climates, make an ice lantern!)
Unique celebrations throughout give the entire family a reason to gather, from winter bonfires and Solstice celebrations to maple tappings and beeswax candle dippings!
Rachel Jepson Wolf loves nothing more than bringing people and plants together. With a degree in environmental education and biology, Rachel spent years helping kids and adults fall in love with the natural world. In 2002 she founded LüSa Organics, a botanical body care company, and more recently began leading in-person herbal retreats for adults and children. She is also the author of Herbal Adventures, a family-friendly exploration of herbs and the wonderful things you can make with them. Today Rachel lives with her husband, Pete, and their two children, Lupine and Sage, on a wonderfully weedy homestead in rural Wisconsin. Her days are spent writing, foraging, playing with plants, and homeschooling her kids. Find Rachel online at rachelwolfclean.com, where she blogs about herbs, farm, and family; or explore her herbal body care line at lusaorganics.com.
Children’s & educational
Fair Winds Press
8 - 12
Handicrafts (Children's / Teenage)