I Play Outside – Near Home Activities
We miss you all so much and are sending virtual hugs and high fives! We care deeply about the health and safety of each one of you. We hope you are finding the bright side of the current global situation as you stay close to home, physically distance from those outside your immediate family, and take other safety precautions for your health (wash your hands). There is so much to be grateful for each day as our perspective shifts and we learn to appreciate the simple things in life.
We hope to be able to play outside with you again soon but in the meantime, we will offer ideas for activities you can do to connect with nature outside, no matter what your age. Please check our Facebook page or click the links below to find a PDF for each new idea.
Right now, it is important that we stay close to home. Here in the Taos area, we have so much nature waiting for us to explore, right outside our homes. Wherever you live, the natural world is right there…outside. With practice, your observation skills, creativity, peace, and sense of connection will improve.
Please share your favorite moments and photos with us so we can share with our community.! Tag us with #FieldInstituteofTaos and #IPlayOutsideAtHome. We are all in this together on one planet. Let’s practice taking care of ourselves, the natural world, and our communities. Play outside!
So far we have shared topics including making a Field Journal, finding a Secret Spot, taking the I Play Outside Pledge, logging your progress, and playing Spring-O. Come along on this journey with us!
Activity One – Make a Field Journal
Activity Two – Intro to Secret Spots
Activity Four – Play SPRING-O! Look for signs of spring.