Government Stocking Stuffers for Kids

 Guest blogger Kelly Seifert talks about Government publications for children.

Having recently had a child, I was happy to discover that there are many great Government publications for kids. I had no idea there were so many educational and fun resources available – and with the holidays quickly approaching, there are so many economical and entertaining gift options to choose from! What’s more, with cold winter days ahead, these booklets are perfect for keeping little minds occupied when it’s too frigid to venture outside!  

For instance, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has put out a children’s activity book, Understanding Marine Debris: Games & Activities for Kids of All Ages, Marine Debris 101. Included in this publication are silly stories, coloring activities, word finds, crosswords, memory games, connect the dots, and more. What a great, educational way to teach kids about protecting marine life!

Along the same lines, another great publication is the Chesapeake Bay Activity Book, also put out by NOAA. This book for young children provides information on the Chesapeake Bay watershed and gives them the opportunity to color, connect the dots, try word searches, and even make recipes.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also puts out a great coloring and activity book called Marty and Jett’s Activity Book: Let’s Have Fun with Fire and Safety.

Also from FEMA, your kids’ favorite Sesame Street characters team up to teach about fire safety, hot and cold, and what to do when you hear a smoke alarm. Sesame Street Fire Safety Station: Color and Learn includes ideas for mapping emergency escape routes from your home and a few safety rhymes that can be sung.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to create the Mission Sunwise Activity Book, which provides puzzles and pages to color about how to be safe in the sun and to use sunscreen.

From the Department of Energy, try Energy Activities With Energy Ant.

And these are just a small sampling of the amazing publications out there!

As always, parents can also visit their local Federal depository library to find these great resources. With more than 1,200 locations around the country, what could be easier?

Locate a depository library near you.

4 Responses to Government Stocking Stuffers for Kids

  1. fire safety lesson plans for 2nd grade says:

    Hi there all, here every one is sharing these familiarity, so it’s good to read this web site, and I used to pay a quick visit this website every day.

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  2. Ellie Balladares says:

    I don’t understand and can’t find out from what you posted on the website what we can do about these books. Are they free or if not what is the price? Can we order them? Or do we have to go to a book depository or order them from a book depository? To get the books? If there could be a way to make this message any more confusing,could you possibly just try and make it less so instead? It’s rather heartless to dangle something and then give no real info about it.

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    • govbooktalk says:

      If you click on the titles, the links take you to GPO’s online bookstore, where you can purchase them. I can check with our guest blogger as to whether there are free sources for these publications.

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  3. zannias vasilis says:

    EVERY OF THESE BOOKS ARE EXCELLENT!UNFORTUNATELY , I AM SINGLE , UNTIL NOW!BUT , I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THESE BOOKS IN MY PERSONAL LIBRARY!FOR THE FUTURE!AND I AM INTERESTED IN BOOKS , WHICH ARE RELATED TO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDRENS(BEHAVIOR AND OTHER).

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