As the author of Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures book series, I was invited many times to go to a school and talk with kids about writing books. The kids and I found the creation process interesting, although, when I transformed the presentation to focus more on the outdoors and hunting, the response was overwhelming. The energy level in the auditorium stayed high throughout the whole presentation and the endless questions at the end showed me that the kids loved to learn about the outdoors.
When the goal changed from teaching kids about book writing to simply getting them interested in the outdoors, a step was taken to creating healthier kids. It is proven over and over again that getting kids outside and exercising, is not only healthy for their bodies but their minds also. Studies show that kids learn better, retain more and overall have a better attitude when they have been getting exercise.
It fires me up when I get an email from a student that says they begged their mom to take them to the nearby wooded park, which I talked about when I visited their school. They had an amazing time and even saw some ducks in a pond.
Sparking kids interest and finding ways to get them off their electronics and outside, is a win for everybody. It’s a great step in creating a healthier child, a more alert child and a child that appreciates the environment more. Together we can help inspire and create healthier generations to come, by showing kids how much fun it can be to get outside.
Lucky Luke’s Hunting Adventures Book Series