Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's Playtime: Creative Outdoor Play

With TV's, video games, and computers, getting our kids outdoors sometimes takes a little persuasion.  It's not enough to kick them out of the house and tell them not to come back until it's dark.  Often, kids need an activity to get their creative outdoor juices started.  This week on It's Playtime I'm featuring some fun and creative ways to inspire imaginative play outdoors.

A little yarn can go a long way!  Sense of Wonder shared their Yarn Day and how providing a bit of string opened the door for hours of creative outdoor fun.

Love, Play, Learn got their school age kids outside with a simple Water Balloon Towel Toss.  Perfect for a hot summer day; sometimes the most difficult days to get kids outside!

If you're like me, your kids have several miscellaneous socks with no partner laying around.  Inspire Imagination Through Creation shared how to, not only turn those Odd Socks into simple bean bags, but some of the creative ways their kids played with them outdoors.

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."

These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Anna : The Imagination Tree
* Rachel : Quirky Momma
* Jamie : hands on : as we grow
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.

1 comment:

  1. Fingers crossed for some hot sunny days now. Thanks for hosting.



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