The cover for 1000 Hours Outside by Ginny Yurich. Three children are jumping in the air as they walk down a path outside.

1000 Hours Outside

Ginny Yurich

Join the global movement and challenge your family to match screen time with outdoor time—with hundreds of fun, fresh-air ideas.

Did you know that the average American child spends 1,200 hours a year in front of a screen? And that outside play can boost children in every area of development? This book has everything you need to reset the balance and swap screen time for outdoor fun! 
 
Challenge your family to spend 1,000 hours outside this year with this collection of games, crafts, and activities, organized by season to help you find something you can do every day. Play sidewalk board games, take gratitude hike, make a snack necklace, go on a treasure hunt, build obstacle courses, and much more with hundreds of ideas for all ages, abilities, and family types.
 
Get tips to track your hours and plenty of hacks and boosts to help you meet your goal. No matter how busy you are, this book gives you all the ideas, photos, activity instructions, and inspiration you need to get outdoors with your family all year round. 

A headshot of author, Ginny Yurich

Ginny Yurich

Ginny Yurich is a Michigan-based, homeschooling mama of five kids, and she is the founder of 1000 Hours Outside, a global movement to help families match the average amount of time kids spend on screens each year with time spent outdoors. Ginny is a thought-leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits. Ginny has a BS in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan.

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