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The Outdoor Practitioner is a free online magazine created by Muddy Faces, a UK-based organization that aims to support everyone in benefiting from being outside and connecting to nature. The Outdoor Practitioner magazine aims to support practitioners with their work and play outside, whether they are just starting their outdoor teaching and learning journey, or...

The 2022 Park People Report focuses on how collaboration, mindfulness, and power-sharing in parks can help nurture and repair relationships between ourselves, our communities, and the wider natural world. The report includes data on the latest national and local trends in parks including the observed trend of increased interested in adventure play in parks (e.g.,...

SaskOutdoors has been partnering with Outdoor Play experts to lead "Get Outside and...

PHE Canada has developed a robust resource of physical education activities to support children and youth in getting active both at home and in school. The activities are focused on promoting physical competencies surrounding the themes of 'move', 'think', 'feel', and 'act'. Activities are categorized according to grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and are downloadable...

The UK-based Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) project released a literature review on academic evidence that can inform OPAL's approach to play in schools. The report discusses the value of playtime in schools, in terms of monetary, intrinsic (children's enjoyment), and instrumental (play's value for things other than play itself), with the ultimate goal of improving...

KidActivities.net shared an assortment of 45 relay race activities for kids. These races are fun for kids of all ages and ensure physical activity along the way.   See the full list here....

Jane Norman College has early childhood education students design inclusive indoor and outdoor environments that encourage children to explore, problem solve, create, construct, relax and become socially competent. The goal is to have children attending childcare have great places to grow and learn.   Learn more about Jane Norman College programs here....

WILD CHILD is an free outdoor play program for families run by childREACH in London, ON. The program is run three times per week all year round (no matter the weather) and is held in local wooded areas to support play in natural settings. childREACH recently developed a new component of their program called WILD...

Chester Recreation and Parks and Schools Plus's Open Air Society aims to provide an opportunity for high-school aged youth to learn and play in the natural world through lightly structured, outdoor education and recreation. The intent of the program is to get students active, outdoors, having fun and to foster an appreciation of nature through...

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is renting Play Pack Kits to provide accessible materials to encourage healthy families and facilitate active play. These kits are filled with books and play equipment and are available to borrow for free with a library card from libraries in Antigonish, New Glasgow, Pictou, River John, Stellarton, Trenton and Westville.   This program...