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 fb.me/MightyMoversCBR – 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 nsadlier@bluearth.org

Mighty Movers CBR #10 – Why Gardening is Good

Spring is the perfect time to head outdoors as a family or playgroup and into the garden. Our latest Active Play Idea is #10 Why Gardening is Good. Learn how gardening helps develop a child’s ability to read and write. Move More, Sit Less and embrace being outdoors this weekend! 

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.

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

Mighty Movers CBR #9 – Cardboard Boxes

Our latest Active Play Idea is #9 Cardboard Boxes. They’re free and super versatile when it comes to play. Taking your kids on a box sled ride is a sure-fire way to get your heart rate up!

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.

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

Mighty Movers CBR #8 – Mud Pies

Do your kids love oozy, squishy mud?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #8 Mud Pies. Find out why mud makes kids happy and develops their creativity and senses.

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 #7 – Batter Up

Our latest Active Play Idea is #7 Batter Up. This idea has been tried and tested across Canberra and is sure to get your playgroup and early childhood families moving.

Create a Baby Friendly version of this activity by tying a beach ball to a piece of elastic and either hold or suspend it over your baby. Your baby will will try to reach towards the ball and grab it, grasp it or kick it. This idea works for babies on their backs and for sitting.

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 #6 – Balancing Act

Did you try Soccer Skittles this week with your playgroups or early childhood families?

Our latest Active Play Idea is #6 Balancing Act. Good balance increases a child’s confidence in activities and play like jumping and hopping.

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 #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

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