EarthGames is full of chanting, play-it-again action games that are easy to learn quickly, yet substantial enough to last through repeat performances. The book is broken into three nature-themed sections--Wildlife World, Playful Planet, Cosmos--each containing its own Warm Up & Cool Down exercises. Designed for indoor or outdoor group play, EarthGames are a perfect fit for home or school, on Earth Day or any day. Perfect for teachers, youth leaders, child care workers, parents and grandparents.
The rules of play, with their variations, have been tested with young children for effectiveness in group play. Competition--useful in heightening the enjoyment of games--is kept low-key and never made the focus of play. The Appendix provides a breakdown of games for physically-challenged players who are unable to engage in high-activity games.
Jacqueline Horsfall is also the author of the award-winning nature activity book Play Lightly on the Earth (Dawn Publications 1997). She has over 15 years of experience in youth-and-family nature programming.