S: Matthew's Outdoor Adventure Book
FC: Matthew's Outdoor Adventure Book
1: For Matthew with love From Nana
2: Chipmunk | Deer | Squirrel | Fox | Raccoon | Turkey | Birds | Ducks | Rabbit
3: Pennsylvania has forest, rivers and mountains and a moderate, seasonal climate. Where could you find the homes of these animals? | Pennsylvania Habitat Search
4: "A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting." Henry David Thoreau
5: peculiar rock | brittle twig | colorful leaf | blue spruce needle | soft feather | pretty wildflower | Explore Nature Scavenger Hunt | small acorn | prickly pinecone | smooth pebble | rough bark | oak leaf | maple leaf | spongy moss
6: Select a theme, salsa garden (complete with tomatoes or tomallos, onions, chiles, and cilantro). Spend time together planning and plantng your garden, tending it, and enjoying the results. | A Green Thumbs Up
7: Highland Gardens
8: Let's read funny poems about insects. Use your imagination to write a poem about an insect that we find in the garden. | How huge can a plant grow? Find out what happens to Mrs. McGinty when she plants an unusual seed. Let's write a story about a bizarre plant that might grow in your backyard. | International Children's Digital Library
9: The lion in this story from the International Children's Digital Library learns how to overcome his fears with help from the other animals. How can you help your friends when they are afraid?
10: Too Rainy to Stay Outside? Watch Animal Planet's Funniest Animals, Shaun the Sheep or Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey. | Rainy Day Play
11: Read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss on your iPad.
12: Red leaves, gold leaves, Dancing and swaying, Happily playing; Brightly, lightly, Kissed by the autumn breeze. | Winds blow, leaves go, Spinning and swirling, Twisting and twirling; Flitter, flutter, Down to the ground they float. | Summer passes, North wind is calling, Leaves must be falling; Softly, slowly, Gently to sleep they go. | Red Leaves, Gold Leaves | Listen to the Music on http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/r057.html
13: Gruver's Tree Farm | Choose and cut: Christmas trees Spruces, firs and pines Saws provided Trees baled or wrapped Tree Drilling Wreaths and greens Tree stands 255 Stetler Road New Cumberland, PA 17070 December Hours: Monday to Friday 2 to 5 Saturday 8 to 5 Sunday 10 to 5
14: Lower Allen Township Park 4075 Lisburn Road Mechanicsburg, PA (717)975-7575 | Family and Dog Friendly Park
15: Bring your shovel and pail for the enormous sandbox. Dip your toes into the Yellow Breeches Creek. Climb, slide, and have loads of fun on the playground. | Roof Park Well-kept practice fields, a smooth, easy trail for hiking or biking, and climbing equipment are features of this park.
18: Seek out shade between 10 AM and 4 PM. Wear a sun hat. Apply sunscreen (15-30 SPF) 20 minutes before you go outside. Reapply every 2 hours. | Always swim with supervision. Wear an approved life vest. | Wear a helmet. Wear bright clothes. Wear tight-fitting clothes. Follow the rules of the road. Check your bike before you ride. | S U N | w A T E R | B I K E
19: Check the weather report before your adventure. Seek shelter in storms in sturdy buildings, not under trees or in sheds. | Look, but don't touch! The brown recluse and the black widow spiders and snakes with triangular heads are poisonous. | Stay away from broken glass, trash, animal droppings, sewage, and sharp and shiny objects. Inspect equipment for damage. | S T O R M | C R E A T U R E S | P L A Y G R O U N D
20: Kids Castle is a wooden playground that offers children the opportunity to climb, swings, and slide. | Swatara Creek is nearby, but fenced off for safety. | There are open fields to run and play. Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts need to be replaced. | Hoffer Park Mill Street, Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057
21: Oakes Museum Messiah College
22: Treasure Hunt
23: Images from Flickr.com Colourful Leaf by wolfhawk Raccoon Youngster by Michael Scheltgen Feather by lara 604
24: The Yellow Breeches Creek is a world-famous trout stream.
25: photo by Bob Jagendorf from Flickr Sunset Park