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The Municipality of the County of Richmond Recreation Department has provided residents with Outdoor Play Bins. These bins provide opportunities for spontaneous unstructured play for all ages around the county.   Check out their Facebook page for updates....

Kentville wants to become Canada's most playful community; one that takes play - and all of its benefits - very seriously. Kentville Plays aims to increase play in their community through events, programs and projects. Currently Kentville is providing residents with three community playboxes in Memorial Park, Oakdene Park, and Burgher Hill. These playboxes are filled...

The Southend Public Garden Society in Sydney, Nova Scotia has placed Busy Bee Boxes in the Southend Garden which provide access to a variety of recreation and play items like balls, skipping ropes, frisbees, snow moulds, spike ball, chalk, and washer toss. These items are stored in large outdoor, anchored boxes that are accessible to...

Hike Nova Scotia provides backpacks for loan that are full of props and tools to help adults run fun nature activities and promote a connection to nature for kids ranging in age from 5-12 years. The kits include a manual for how to run various activities with adaptations for the younger years.   Kits are available for...

Cape Breton Regional Library's Nature Backpacks program is designed to inspire people to experience nature through hands-on exploration. Each backpack has a theme and contains equipment, guides and gadgets to help develop new outdoor skills. The themes include birdwatching, at the beach, in the forest, insects, and more. Kits can be rented for free with...

EverActive Schools, a national charity that aims to create and support healthy school communities, put together the 'Exploring Loose Parts Play at Home' resource to support kids in getting outdoors and into play during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource describes what loose parts play is, key concepts, and common items that make excellent loose parts...

Ever Active Schools, based out of Edmonton, Alberta, put together a number of resources to support parents and teachers in promoting the health, well-being, and physical activity of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include a Youtube playlist of 60+ activities for daily physical activity, health and well-being, physical education lesson plans, as well as...

Scouts Canada has partnered with Hydro One to develop the Activity Finder, an online resource to support families in getting outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Activities include building a Quinzhee, creating snow sculptures, and learning to grow vegetables from food scraps. Check out the Activity Finder here. Watch the video from CTV News Ottawa about...

The Alberta Orienteering Association has put together the Neighborhood Adventure, a self-guided adventure for kids and families to get outdoors for some fun in their local neighborhoods. The adventure involves creating a map of your neighborhood, planning a route, and completing challenges online. Learn more and get started on the Neighborhood Adventure here....

On October 21st, 2020, Take Me Outside (TMO) Day celebrated its 10-year anniversary, with more than 225,000 students and teachers participating across Canada. TMO activities also extended throughout the year, with the TMO Learning Challenge, a weekly outdoor challenge throughout the school year, and the 2020 Winter Challenge, a mid-winter outdoor challenge. To support educators...