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Mighty Movers CBR – Active Play #11 Horsing Around

The Weekly Active Play Ideas are back! Mighty Movers CBR has created another 10 ideas to help you, your family, your playgroup or early childhood education centre inject some more active play into your everyday. We’re kicking off with #11 Horsing Around.

This idea has been tried and tested by my preschooler and I think he’s worn a track around our dining table! Maybe even worn me out a little joining him on the riding adventures.

With Christmas present wrapping just around the corner – remember to keep your long cardboard tubes from the wrapping paper as they make excellent impromptu horses to ride.

How can you help to support and spread the word on Active Play?

  • Try these play ideas at home or with groups of kids
  • Follow us on Facebook – and like, comment or share
  • Share these play ideas with other families either through play, conversations, Facebook or printed copies
  • Let us know if your family, playgroup or centre need help with making active play part of your everyday

Mighty Movers CBR is an initiative of the Bluearth Foundation run in partnership with ACT Playgroups and supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program. We hope it helps you, your children and your family Move More, Sit Less.

If you have any questions about the Mighty Movers program – please email Nicole on

November 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 November 2017 in larger format.

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

See you at PlayFEST!!

It is Children’s Week and to celebrate PlayFest is on in one more sleep! This FREE community event for families with children birth – 6 years is bigger and better than ever before.

DAY: Tuesday 24th October
TIME: 10am – 1pm
PLACE: Cook Community Hub,Templeton Street Cook.

Come and cuddle some farm animals with Noahs Ark Farm Friends Petting Zoo and meet reptiles from the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra. Enjoy baby play areas, merry go round, obstacle courses, painting and craft activities, and lots of sensory play. Try a new sports with Ginninderra AthleticsPegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT, Kids FootballBluearth FoundationReady Steady Go Kids and Curves Belconnen. Enjoy nature play activities with Sticks and Stones Nature PlaygroupNature Play CBR and Bundaluk playgroup. Bring a picnic or enjoy a sausage from The Lions Club of Canberra Belconnen and a coffee from ShotClock Espresso. Find out information from many community organisation including Kidsafe ACTAustralian Breastfeeding AssociationACT TogetherACT HealthKippax KidsMarymead Child & Family Centre, and Belconnen Community Service …. this is just the start…there is so much to see, do, find out about and experience. 

To see the full list of participants and important information about parking, please check here.

See you there, rain or shine!