Girl’s Guide to Campfire Activities and FollowThe Trail – The Great Camping Event – Day 3

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The Girls’ Guide to Campfire Activities by Elizabeth Encarnacion

Stars: ***

Summary: Activities and fun for girls either at a real campfire and at home during a sleepover.

For girls having a real campfire, the book contains tips on building the perfect campfire and food to eat over it, songs to sing by it and stories to tell by it.  Can’t have a real campfire? Pop in the bonus DVD for an instant fire in your living room where you can still make smores (in the microwave) and tell ghost stories. There’s even a list of good camp movies (NOT including scary ones such as Friday the 13th) but kid friendly ones.

The book is colourful, with great illustrations and easy to read text. Recommended for ages 9-14.

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Follow the Trail: A Young Person’s Guide to the Great Outdoors by Jessica Loy

Stars: ****

Summary: A guide to outdoor fun for kids including camping, hiking, campfire and more.

First a list of topics covered: Camping (planning, packing, setting up, camp chores), safety, hiking, trees, wildflowers, animals, animal tracks, tracking, sounds, weather, rainy days, campfires, eating, games, night, stars and a Master Camper Certification Quiz.

The book is full of colour photographs of real kids, real leaves, real animals and real flowers. It’s a nice touch. There is only a little bit of basic information on each subject but if the reader is really into the subject, they could find a book on the subject that goes into it furthur. This would be a good book for children just beginning.

At the back of the book is a quiz to take before you put your name on the Master Camper Certificate.

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