25 fun things to do for your neighbors

Paul Mason, 1967-

Book - 2019

"Engage with the people in your community through 25 activities and projects designed to get you out into your neighborhood. Clean a neighbor's car, walk a dog, organize a block party, clean up the trash, and more. Discover great ways to make new friends and give back." --

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Series
100 fun things to do to unplug.
Subjects
Published
Minneapolis : Hungry Tomato [2019]
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Audience
Age: 8-12.
Grade 4 to 6.
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781541501362
1541501365
Main Author
Paul Mason, 1967- (author)
Other Authors
Eva Sassin (illustrator)
  • Good neighbors
  • Wash a car
  • Add an interior valet
  • Make some thank you cards
  • Offer a library visit
  • Oil a chain
  • Adjust someone's bike gears
  • Organize a soccer game
  • Tidy a garden
  • Take out the trash/recycling
  • Compare childhoods
  • Window cleaning
  • Bake a cake
  • Provide pet help
  • Organize a kid's walk
  • Have a street party
  • Grow some food (and give it away)
  • Give stuff away
  • Set up a rubbish hunt
  • Make an "I can do it" leaflet
  • Smile
  • Eat lunch with a new kid
  • Be an umbrella escort
  • Remember birthdays
  • Say something nice
  • Think
  • Index.
Review by Booklist Reviews

This entry in the 100 Fun Things to Do to Unplug series (4 titles) offers some pretty great activities designed to get kids unshackled from electronics and out into the real world. Some ideas to get readers thinking about their community members fall into traditional neighborly acts (take their dog for a walk), while others are more innovative (make a visit to the library on their behalf). Most endeavors get full-page treatments and step-by-step instructions. Caveats regarding safety and reminders about being considerate are reinforced throughout, and color photos featuring a diverse cast show kids in action, usually working in groups. Nicely, some suggestions involve exercise or nonelectronic STEM projects. The innovative approach and current concerns regarding excessive screen time help make this a timely and appealing choice for both school and public libraries. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Here's an unusual series. Instead of grouping projects by season or technique, these books strive for variety. Each offers something for everyone: solo activities for introverts, safe activities for kids who live in not-so-safe neighborhoods, physical activities for sporty people, and sit-down projects for kids with limited mobility or who don't feel like running around. Conversation starters and writing prompts are interspersed with experiments, community projects, and ways to burn off excess energy. Also notable is the inclusion of multigenerational activities such as "Compare Childhoods" (Neighbors) and "Family Tree" (Family). The books showcase multicultural awareness and safety consciousness and feature bright, friendly photos, including details where instructions warrant. Readers are encouraged to reach out, learn from others, and be helpful. VERDICT The large variety of activities means readers will always be able to find something to do that matches up with on-hand resources—including human resources. Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Engage with the people in your community through 25 activities and projects designed to get you out into your neighborhood. Clean a neighbor's car, walk a dog, organize a block party, clean up the trash, and more. Discover great ways to make new friends and give back.