Winter Play - Bring back the Wonder of Winter!

This session has been POSTPONED. Stay tuned for an new date!

Submitted for Professional Development Funding for Early Childhood Educators

Your hosts for the event are:

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Children need to be outdoors, even in winter! This event will inspire you to be outside with children during winter a way that honours their creativity, curiosity and learning. Join us outdoors!


Calgary, Alberta

Rosemont Community Centre

2807 10 Street NW

Time and Date

Sunday December 3, 2023

9am - 4:45pm


$160 + GST

Includes lunch and snacks

Three sessions, see the descriptions below

Submitted for approval for ECE PD funding.

Who should come?

Are you an early childhood educator, grade K-3 teacher, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, or psychologist?

You need to attend.


Are you looking for inspiration and practical ideas to support you in getting children outdoors in winter?

You need to attend.


Is winter your least favourite season?

You need to attend, we got you!

We all learn best through play. Come experience outdoor play in winter and learn through hands-on workshops with 3 passionate educators!

You will experience three different sessions during the day. Each presented by a different person to give you a unique perspective on outdoor play in winter.

Devon Karchut Nature Play
Devon Karchut Nature Play

Winter Gross Motor Play

We will delve into the many unique opportunities that winter play provides for building strong, coordinated and regulated little bodies. Activities for keeping warm and encouraging large movements will be covered as well as the developmental theory behind why these types of movements are so important for our kids to be engaged in.

Devon is a pediatric physiotherapist and work outside with children through her business Nature Play. Learn more about her here.


Brittany Caldwell Creative Seeds
Brittany Caldwell Creative Seeds

Magical Winter Wonderland: The Power of Process-Based Art

Step into a world of creative exploration and spark your students' imagination with this exciting, hands-on workshop designed for educators who want to unlock the potential of process-based art in a winter setting. Dive into the mesmerizing beauty of nature and create memorable experiences for your students in the snow. Uncover practical tips and tricks to create unique, process-based outdoor art activities that celebrate winter's magic.

Brittany is an early childhood educator who works with children outside through her business, Creative Seeds. Find out more about her here.

Christina Pickles Get Outside and Play
Christina Pickles Get Outside and Play

Snow, Ice and Cold - Celebrating the Wonders of Winter

Can you love the snow? What about ice? What about the cold?! These are the three gifts of winter. In this session we will learn more about the ecology of winter including the beauty of snowflakes, animal survival strategies and the joy of ice. You will come away from this session with new knowledge about the wonders of winter and ideas to share this with the children you work with.

Christina works with children and adults outside through her business Get Outside and Play. Learn more about her here.