Get Outside and Play Week - Families

May 27 - June 3, 2017


Welcome! The early years are a time of discovery and exploration, and outdoor nature play is the perfect environment for this learning and growth to take place.  Join us in celebrating outdoor play!

Register your Family Activities for Get Outside and Play Week - Four Easy Steps

  1. Focus on outdoor play for the week of May 27- June 3.
  2. Share your plans with us and we'll automatically enter you to win great prizes - everyone who shares their family story will be eligible!
  3. Engage your family and friends - go to an event together, or organize your own!
  4. Let us know how it went and we will celebrate and share your successes across the province as we build momentum for more outdoor play in the early years!

Follow the links below to share your story and activities for Get Outside and Play Week.


Tell us about how you'll celebrate Get Outside and Play Week 2017! Attend a community event, organize your own or just get outside and play in your community or backyard. Share your activity and be entered to win fabulous prizes.

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Join other families to get outside and play! Events are being organized in several different communities. You can also organize your own!

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Rain suits, MEC Gift certificates, sun hats, and more!

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Find resources, activities and other ideas for active, outdoor nature play.

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Is your child at a dayhome or daycare? We have resources and prizes to inspire early childhood educators to participate in Get Outside and Play Week! Share this link with your childcare provider.

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The Get Outside and Play Early Childhood Network is a province wide initiative from the Alberta Council for Environmental Education. Currently there are over 800 members working to get more young children, families and educators outside to play!

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