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I hope you enjoy this growing range of free activities, based on the books, to help kids connect with nature and themselves.
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Find a Cicada

Cicadas like the one found in “The Adventures of Jessica Jones & Sox and Grandpa” can be easily found in most countries across the world.

That is if you know where and when to look!

Find out how and give it a go, even if you don’t find a cicada you’ll be surprised at what you will find!

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Connecting in Nature

In the ‘Adventures of Jessica Jones & Sox’, Grandpa sits quietly with his binoculars, breathing deeply, slowly, patiently tuning in. Waiting, watching, feeling. Grandpa is waiting for some birds to visit but so much more may appear!

Have you tried sitting, breathing slowly, watching, waiting, ‘tuning in’ in nature before ? This activity sheet provides some tips and links to inspire you to try it too.

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Memory Game

Inspired by the pictured ‘Care Pack’ in the book, a fun, old fashioned game that has been played by families for years to help develop memory, concentration, attention span and persistence. 


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Explore the themes in The Lonely Jacaranda and learn about the birds in the book.

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