Get Outside and Play Week

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. The events take place the last week of May. Stay tuned for Get Outside and Play Week 2020!

Thanks to everyone who hosted events in 2019.

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

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

Logo/Image. Use the Get Outside and Play logo on your promotional materials. Download it here.

Poster template. Simply update these posters with your event information and share it! Download the colour version or black and white.

Press release. Share your great event with the 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 christina@getoutsideandplay.ca. 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 christina@getoutsideandplay.ca. I would be more than happy to brainstorm ideas with you!