Get Outside and Play Week May 25 - June 2 2019

What is Get Outside and Play Week?

This is a week to celebrate outdoor play in the early years! An opportunity to shine a light on the importance of outdoor play by joining communities, educators and children across the province to get outside and play. Plan an event anytime between May 25 - June 2.

How do I get involved?

It's simple! Use this week to jumpstart outdoor play in your child care centre, community or school. It can be a big event or you can simply get outside as often as you can that week with children. In the past communities have hosted loose parts play days in the park, storytime in the park with the bookmobile and a tour to visit a local bee hive! We just want you to get outside, be curious, let the children lead and have fun!

Tell us about your plans! We want to show that outdoor play is gaining momentum in Alberta and by sharing your plans for Get Outside and Play Week, we can add your event to all the others happening in the province. Over the past 2 years, Get Outside and Play Week has seen 113 events in 30 communities across the province. 



How can you support my event?

Resources. Share the Why and How of outdoor play with your staff and parents. These handouts are great conversation starters!

Press release. Stay tuned. We will post a template press release you can use to promote your event.

Banner. These durable banners are a great way to draw attention to your event and you can use it all year long if you want! If you are interested in purchasing a banner, contact Christina at See a picture of the banner here.

Nature Ideas. This book a pack full of 50 curiosity triggers/ideas to create engaging outdoor play experiences. Purchase the book here.

Questions? Contact Christina at I would be more then happy to brainstorm ideas with you!