Kids love dirt! They'll crawl, play pattycake, run in it, and even eat it! Others, not so much. If you are working on fostering a love of the forest in your children consider cheating with a guide like I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities To Help You And Your Kids Discover The Wonders Of Nature ($12).
This irresistible book offers up outdoor activities galore — from leaf looking to cloud racing — that can be copied in the yard, on the deck, or in the wild. Durable and comfy rainboots not included.