Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GO OUTside and PLAY!

Playing outdoors can become challenging when the weather is less than perfect. Sometimes it is more difficult to get motivated to bring your little ones outside. No matter where you live, you deal with various challenges based upon the weather, but they can be overcome! Remember:
 "There is no such thing as bad weather, just improper clothing!" (unknown). 

Please join in with my co-hosts:

by participating in the GO OUTside and PLAY Bloghop and Linky!

Now, a little bit about our climate and outdoor fun!

We live in Northern Michigan, right near the shores of Lake Superior. We have quite a varied climate, as we experience all four seasons -- sometimes to an extreme. It is not unusual for us to measure our snow in feet or to find patches of snow on the ground into early June.

We have a saying around here... "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes, it will change......"

This time of year, we can expect snow, rain, sleet, sun.... all in the same day!

I'm going to let you in on a little secret....... I'm not a big fan of the cold. In fact, sometimes it is really hard to get motivated to get out and play. However, I know how important it is for the children in my care-- so sometimes I have to "fake it" until I "make it." I also make sure to bundle up!

Our winter can be super long.... but once we have enough snow, the children really don't care how cold it is.

 Mr. Allan creates our annual luge run, and we find dozens of ways to keep busy in the snow!

We often add paint to the snow to add some color to the landscape!

The children keep us motivated to keep getting outside, and our outdoor classroom provides a vast array of learning experiences for them when it is not covered in snow. 

The purpose of our hop and linky today is to give you a resource, a wide array of ideas to help keep you motivated when you need some inspiration to GO OUTside and PLAY! Please take a moment and visit all of the lovely co-hosts and to link up any of your own outdoor play posts! I'll be pinning the posts to my Outdoor Inspiration Pinterest Board and sharing via other social media. 


Thaleia said...

Great Winter ideas! Thanks for sharing:)

Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

I know what you mean about the cold weather - I'm not a fan either. But a lot of times kids don't even seem to notice (or at least admit it!). These are some fun ideas!

Lee Good said...

Wow this blog hop is looking great - so many outdoor play ideas already.

Juliet Robertson said...

Thanks for organising this bloghop Amy. I think with winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, it's an ideal time to remind everyone of the joys of outdoor play all year round in all seasons.

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