July 08, 2010

Looking back: Six great 2009 Play Days

One of the most common questions we get is, “What do you actually do at a Play Day?” Well, the short answer is, play! Of course, there are a million different ways to play—the possibilities are endless. To get your creative juices flowing, take a look at these activities from some of our favorite 2009 Play Days:

Welcome Back Play Day
Edmonton, Alta. Canada
All games and activities were led by fifth graders. The students first picked all the games and then led the stations. Putting their imaginations to work, they used the KaBOOM! pennant banner as the volleyball net for one of the stations!

La Madera Park Play DayLa Madera Park Play Day
Tucson, Ariz.
The most popular activity at the Play Day was building, painting and playing with a giant castle made from recycled cardboard boxes. The 15’ x 15’ structure featured a courtyard, mini-doorways, drawbridges and towers!

Discover Columbia Parks Day
Columbia, Ill.
Fun activities at the Play Day included a wiffle ball home run derby and a “recycle city” project where kids built fun structures with empty cardboard boxes and other recycled household objects. Families also participated in a scavenger hunt across six parks in Columbia!

Elvira Play DayElvira’s Field Day
Tucson, Ariz.
The Play Day began with a Walk and Bike Day. Adults and volunteer police officers were assigned to different corners of the neighborhood to join kids on their way to the Play Day. Every child who walked or biked to school was given a special admission ticket to a super-fun wet sponge fight.

Tempe Play Day
Tempe, Ariz.
Each attendee was given a Play Day Passport with a list of all the games, events and activities staged throughout the park. Activities included running a one-mile fun run, kayaking, jump roping, sand castle building, creating chalk art, playing lawn games and doing the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick skills competition.

Pecan Park Elementary Play DayPecan Park Play Day
Jackson, Miss.
Over 500 kids and 120 adults celebrated play with a fun day of activities. As a cool service project, the older kids laid down stepping stones that spelled “PLAY” to enhance their playground!


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