Make a promise to increase your outdoor play quota for the week. Whatever the weather- play outdoors. ( Whether the weather be hot, whether the weather be cold, whether the weather whatever the weather, whether you like it or not!)
Small Fry’s Outdoor play book is jam packed full of brilliant starters and activities ( more on this soon) See a sample page.
Find amazing play outdoor things to do at
Start a nature club with this toolkit like Naturestrollers
Photo credit: Children and nature.
Fun Orange County parks– lots of ideas and articles for everyone and locally.
KaBoom– a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
Loving Natures Garden– family, nature, garden and food
Outdoor toys from Play Outdoors
Buy an annual pass to your local state park most on sale Jan 1.
Little humbugs – the magic of nature
Nature Rocks– National program bursting with information to inspire and empower families to play an explore in nature.
Nature walks, treasure hunts, natural play, listening walks, playgrounds, playgroups………………there are so many things that can find you outside.
Follow the #playoutdoors movement on Twitter.
If you are looking for some reading to learn more about playing outdoors try Richard Louv’s
What do you do to get outside? How were you inspired to get outside when you were a little one? Feel free to add more play outdoors enthusiasts in the comments.
Alternative Play Activities holiday gift guide 2009
- Activity & time
- Engage vs Entertain
- Giving away
- Scaling back
- Unstructured play, open ended and downtime.
- Gift giving
- Outdoor play
Great post – and I’m so with you on the buy an annual pass portion of your post. Thanks for the wonderful links!
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Great post, my friend! Thanks for including The Grass Stain Guru! Cheers- Bethe @balmeras
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