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.
Click here to find an event. So far, public events are happening in Calgary, Kananaskis and Medicine Hat.
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.
Tools to Support your Event
Logo/Image. Use the Get Outside and Play logo on your promotional materials. Download it here.
Press release. Share your great event with media. Use your event as an opportunity to promote the importance of outdoor play in your community. Contact your local media outlets directly to pitch your event, you are also welcome to use this press release template. Download it here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. I would be more then happy to brainstorm ideas with you!