As many of you may already know I moonlight as a Play Ambassador (writer) on LetsPlay.com, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide. They are currently promoting the Let’s Play Pledge asking that you play it forward and pledge at least 60 extra minutes of active play per week with your children.
If you haven’t ever checked out their site and/or forums you should because they are loaded with great information. Not only can you find endless ideas for play ideas, but you can find great articles and forums to share your ideas or ask questions. Let’s Play also support projects all around the country that make play possible for all communities regardless of their financial access.
The first Let’s Play initiative is a $15 million, three-year commitment to KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that’s saving play by ensuring there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child. Together, through Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! will build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated five million children.
Let’s Play Pledge: Safe Play Giveaway (3 winners)
Now, I’m offering you incentive to take the Let’s Play Pledge. In conjunction with LetsPlay.com I am hosting a Safe Play Package GIVEAWAY (for 3 winners) featuring:
- 1 10’ play parachute (similar to that shown above)
- 1 sand bucket
- 1 jump rope
- 1 carton of sidewalk chalk
- 1 Let’s Play-branded frisbee
- “How to Save Play Card”: This card will offer handy suggestions for saving play, including resources like the Playground Finder App and Play Ideas on LetsPlay.com
- Creative ideas for active play with sidewalk chalk (e.g. Save the King, Hopscotch, Roman Ball)
Disclosure: I am a compensated Play Ambassador for the Dr Pepper Snapple Group on LetsPlay.com. My opinions on play and other subjects are my own and not necessarily that of the sponsors.