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NEW SOCIETY BLOG — Activities
Planting a “Forever Forest”
This holiday season, we’re inviting readers to make, share, observe, and enjoy the gifts of a slowed down, mindful season. To start us off, author Sami Grover (We’re All Climate Hypocrites Now) shares a creative way he’s helping his kids learn the power of incremental change, using a unique holiday gift idea.
Tags: Activities, Climate Change, From the Author
Gianaclis Caldwell, author of Mastering Basic Cheesemaking, shares a simple, delicious recipe for marinating feta cheese, which can be done with any store-bought feta.
Tags: Activities, From the Author, Recipe
The Beauty of Frozen Light
Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Big Book of Nature Activities and The Book of Nature Connection, offers some ideas to help readers appreciate the unique beauty winter brings.
Tags: Activities, From the Author, Outdoors
Interview with Jacob Rodenburg
Today’s blog is an Interview with Jacob Rodenburg, author of The Book of Nature Connection, featuring a question asked by a reader on social media.
Filled with fun activities for using all of your senses to engage with nature in a deep and nourishing way, The Book of Nature Connection is the perfect book for all those that are looking to reconnect and become a nature sommelier! Today, we wanted to share an excerpt with you from the book that talks about listening to the birds and bird mnemonics.
Mindfulness and Nature
The Book of Nature Connection is filled with fun sensory activities for all ages that promote mindfulness and nature connection. The book includes activities grouped by the main senses- hearing, sight, smell, touch, and taste. This powerful learning tool kit is ideal for educators, camp and youth leaders, caregivers and parents, and anyone looking to reconnect with nature. Today, we share an excerpt from the book that looks at mindfulness and nature and gives some hints on practicing mindfulness while in nature.
Some "Back-pocket" Activities
With the weather slowing starting to warm up, it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, and here are some easy outdoor activities listed below.
How We've Been Spending Our Time at Home
With all this extra time we have, the New Society Publishers team has been keeping busy while staying home. For many, December is typically filled with social gatherings, busy shops and holiday rush. However, this year looks different for most people, with less holiday hustle and bustle and more time spent at home. So we wanted to know, what does our team do with their free time?
Tags: Activities, Community, Health
Turmeric Cardamom Fizz Recipe
Looking for a fun recipe to enjoy this holiday season? DIY Kombucha offers several recipes to help you brew kombucha, Jun, wild-fermented sodas, and even water kefir. This accessible and highly visual how-to guide shows how sparkling homebrews are possible for just about anyone to make, and fun to do, too. Today’s recipe is for a Turmeric Cardamom Fizz, which is delicious & medicinally beneficial.
Tags: Activities, Book Excerpt, DIY, Recipe
Ideas for At-Home Holiday Fun: Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Though it can be tempting to curl up with a book and wait for warmer months to go exploring, The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning has plenty of ideas to get outside and learn. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a guide to help parents, educators, and caretakers ensure children are able to explore the natural world, like a winter scavenger!
Take the Holidays Outside with these Family Activities
We have all heard about, and hopefully experienced, the health benefits of the great outdoors, but when winter sets in it can be a bit more challenging to make the trek outside. But the effort is well worth it, especially during the busy holiday season, when kid energy and stress levels can run high.
Tags: Activities, Community, Education, Gardening, Parenting