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Mighty Movers CBR #5 – Soccer Skittles

Did you try Ice Smash this week with your playgroups or early childhood families? Did the kids like it?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #5 Soccer Skittles. This is a fun group activity and such a great way to re-purpose plastic bottles from your recycling bin.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #4 – Ice Smash

Mighty Movers CBR has been Bubble Chasing it’s way across Canberra this week – what fun! How did your bubbling go with your playgroups or early childhood families?

This week is Active Play #4 – Ice Smash. We’re yet to meet a child that doesn’t enjoy this activity. It’s an ideal way to celebrate the cold Winter season, and ice works for all ages.

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

August 2017 ACTive Play Digest

The ACTive Play Digest will be forwarded in hard copy to all Playgroup contacts around the middle of each month. It contains a summary of articles that were published on the website in the last month as well as other important information about upcoming events, etc.

Click here or on the photos above to see the Digest dated August 2017 in larger format.

The Digests can also be found in our ACTive Play archives here.

Mighty Movers CBR#3 – Bubble Chase

Did you share Discovery Dig with your playgroup families and friends last week?

This week is Active Play #3 – Bubble Chase.  Find out why bubbles make a great active play idea for kids, why they’re good for baby tummy time and how to turn bubble fun into a running game to share with your families.

Nicole Sadlier
Physical Activity Project Officer (ACT) / Mighty Movers CBR

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

Save the Date – PlayFEST is coming!

ACT Playgroups’ 17th annual PlayFEST, a festival of fun for young families, will be held again on Tuesday October 24, 2017 from 10am to 1pm. We expect a large number of families to join us for this great event and hope that you will be one of them! Please mark the date in your calendar now.

The event will feature lots of different activities for children from birth to 5 years of age, as well as many stall holders with information for young families. This event takes place rain or shine, although it may be slightly downsized if everyone needs to be moved inside, so lets all keep our fingers crossed for a beautiful spring day!

This last week invitations were issued to community groups, sporting organisations and businesses to attend. If the response is anything like last year there should be lots of information available to young families in Canberra and surrounds. If you have a business or group that caters to under fives, please drop us a line so we can send you an invitation too.

You can find more information about Playfest here, or by contacting ACT Playgroups.

Mighty Movers CBR #2 – Discovery Dig

Did you share Balloon Catch with your playgroup families and friends last week? Did it get them moving and having fun?

This week is Active Play Idea #2 – Discovery Dig.  No sandpit?  Not a problem, we’ve included an option for families without a sandpit, which doubles as a ‘less mess’ indoor version.

Discovery Dig isn’t only for toddlers and preschoolers. Sitting bubs love to be amongst the action of Discovery Dig, and bubs in arms will enjoy watching the other kids and what’s going on – so encourage parents to include them in the fun too!

Nicole Sadlier
Physical Activity Project Officer (ACT) / Mighty Movers CBR

Mighty Movers is a project of the Bluearth Foundation, delivered in partnership with ACT Playgroups Association and supported by ACT Health. We hope it helps you and your families Move More, Sit Less.  You can follow Mighty Movers on Facebook fb.me/MightyMoversCBR and “Like” this idea there too. Or, if you’d like to join the Mighty Movers online program simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org

 

Mighty Movers CBR #1 – Balloon Play

Welcome to the first of a series of tip sheets to help you and your family with ideas to move more, reduce screen time and make your family play time more active.

Do you ever feel stuck for play ideas at home or playgroup? Do you have an active child that needs lots of stimulation? Or maybe your child loves sitting games and screen time and you need help with getting them active?

As part of your ACT Playgroups’ membership, you have access to a program called Mighty Movers CBR run by Bluearth. Mighty Movers is about helping families with ideas to increase active play.

Bluearth have been visiting playgroups over the last year and sharing tips and tricks for active play with families, and now you can access these ideas online from home.

Joining the Mighty Movers online program is easy – simply:

  • send an email to nsadlier@bluearth.org with the subject ‘Mighty Movers’, and
  • include your name and the age of your child/children.

Bluearth will send you a bit more information about the program, and then each week you’ll be sent an active play idea that’s easy to set-up at home or your playgroup – using items that can be found mostly around the home.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on nsadlier@bluearth.org