{Outdoor Play Party: Welcoming a New Cohost!}

I'm very excited to be welcoming a new cohost to our Outdoor Play Party - Rebekah at The Golden Gleam!

The Golden Gleam

Rebekah is mom to a preschooler, Miss E, and writes a wonderful blog about play and learning activities for preschoolers, with lots of focus on outdoor play. She is also a regular participant here at the Outdoor Play Party. In case you missed it, be sure to check out her recent post, Take Play Outdoors, in which she includes some fantastic tips for getting your kids playing outdoors more.

This week we've had more snow (just in time for our move this weekend - with, of course, more snow forecast ALL WEEKEND LONG! How perfect!). That said, it has been really fun to play in, and the girls are loving it! Sadly, Princess Pea's preschool doesn't seem to be as into the snow as we are, as they kept them indoors :-( So we've had to try to squeeze in some snow time in the short time between after school and dinner time. Just long enough to make some snow angels and throw a few snowballs at Mummy!

"Snowballs on Mummy!"
"OK, but I'm in my work clothes, so only on my jacket please." 

"Hey, that's not my jacket!"

Last week's party included 24 brilliant ideas for playing outdoors, and I particularly enjoyed this Watercolour Painting with the Rain, shared by Make Do and Friend.


This is an outdoor art activity that I've been meaning to try for quite some time now, but still haven't. What a great way to make the most of a rainy day and enjoy playing outdoors in all types of weather! (I wonder how it would work with snow, which is what we're getting lots of this week!)

Now, are you ready to party?!

  • Share your ideas for outdoor play activities with us every other week! The linky goes live every second Friday at 12:01 GMT+1. Here are just a few guidelines for sharing:
- Any kind of children's outdoor play-related posts are welcome!
- If you'd like us to further share your post (e.g., on Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest), please just include a link back to this post (either in your post or sidebar) to help us spread the word about the importance (and fun!) of outdoor play!
- Please feel free to grab the Outdoor Play Party button from the sidebar and/or include a text link back.
- Each time we will feature an activity from the previous party. 
- By contributing you are giving permission for an image and link to your post to be republished. (If you have been featured, please feel free to grab the 'featured' button from the sidebar.)