Spring Book of Days – 3 Free Downloads

by Stefani on 5-February-2013

Hello, friends!

I’ve been promising it for ages and at long last, I’m making good.

We dug deep into the archives, pulled out our old collaborative family project, the seasonal Book of Days, and we’re now making the spring issues available to you as series of three free downloads.


For those of you who have not been with us over the years, the Book of Days is something of a “make and do” family magazine from us to you. Each issue offers lots of ways for families to slow down, spend some time together and make new memories. It is full of family friendly recipes, nature study, ideas for imaginative play, crafts, science, world cultures and more. Every issue is accompanied by a “Parent Field Guide” that contains lots of ideas to expand upon each activity and lists of related books to read.

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Each member of my family had a part in dreaming up the ideas within the pages of the Book of Days – testing them out and scrawling them down to share with our blog friends. It was a labor of love. I will admit that some of our early attempts at illustrating and layout make me cringe a little (okay a LOT), but even now, as I look back at these books, homespun as they are, I smile. We had so much fun with them, and we heard from so many other families that they are STILL using these books each year.

My boys are BIG now, but looking back at The Book of Days they are itching to do these projects all over again!

We hope that they will inspire lots of fun and learning for you and your family too.

Book of Days-Spring 1 - click to preview/download

Our very first installment in the Spring Book of Days series is meant to help your family celebrate the joyful transition from winter to spring. Between its pages you’ll find high flying adventures for your imaginations, and ideas for noticing and document the changes that spring brings to the natural world. You’ll learn all about wind power by creating a soda straw regatta and making pinwheels. You’ll catch a rainbow in a jar, visit green Ireland and sample some of her tastiest treats. (Click on the image above to preview and download it.)

Book of Days-Spring 2 - click to preview/download

The second edition in our Spring Book of Days series boasts 35 pages of great family fun! You and your children will make two kinds of pie, visit Japan during cherry blossom season, become lepidopterists, create indoor rain showers, give a little something back to the natural world, and more! (Click on the image above to preview and download it.)

Book of Days-Spring 3 - click to preview/download

The third edition of our Spring Book of Days series is 30 pages of fresh springtime family fun. Your family will sample the flavors and traditional art forms of Mexico, investigate the secret lives of plants and flowers, celebrate mothers, help the flower fairies spread some springttime cheer and dream up some fantastic contraptions. (Click on the image above to preview and download it.)

We hope that you and your family make lots of wonderful memories with the Spring Book of Days!

Lise February 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

Oh, how very generous of you!! Thank you so very much. I can’t wait to check them out! (The simple layout is very appealing to me in this high-tech world, by the way.) Nice to hear from you again…

Angela February 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thank you so much! This is very generous. 🙂

Pam February 5, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Thank you Stefani! I hope you all are doing well and thank you for the Valentine cards as well.

Kelly February 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

Thank you so much! Way back when, I used to read about your Book of Days adventures and be so jealous. Our boys were still in public school then and we were waiting for the right time to bring them home for school. It finally happened last year! We’re now in the middle of our second year of homeschooling and I’m so excited to incorporate these into our spring lessons!

mandi@herbanhomestead February 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Oh I love these Stefani! Thank you so much for offering them to us – so generous! We will be enjoying them, for sure!

su bee February 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm

WOW! Thank you!!!

Kendra Fletcher March 23, 2013 at 10:38 am

Oh yippee! I came over to fix a broken link on my site to yours and was super excited to find this wonderful gift. Thank you. I’ll pass the link along to my readers, too!


Fayrooz May 1, 2013 at 2:39 am

Hi Stefani,
Thanks so much for sharing these. They’re great! I love your illustrations!

Stefani May 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

Aw, thank you so much!

margie May 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

how do i buy the magazine, book of days?

Stefani May 20, 2013 at 10:04 am

Hi Margie, I’m not sure if I understand your question. If you’re looking for the downloadable activity book for families, you can click on the little book images in this post and download each book. If you’re looking for a different magazine, I’m not sure where to direct you. I’m sorry not to be of more help!

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