It’s Play Time – The 100 Days of Play Challenge!

So.. the next 100 days are all going to be about PLAY!! Hooray. What child doesn’t love to PLAY. Sun Scholars launched this play challenge, to get her playing more with her kids. So we thought we would get together and motivate other (busy) mums to play more.

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The problem is that day to day life is busy. There are school runs to go, meals to cook, work to do, chores to be completed. Where is there time for play?! The challenge is to get you to commit to play – in whatever way works for you – if you are a working mum with a busy schedule – then maybe you can find 15 minutes at the weekend. If you are a stay at home mum (with an equally busy schedule), maybe you can squeeze in 5 minutes of daily play before you do the dishes?

The play challenge is also a great time to think about “one on one” time, which is invaluable quality time with each of your children.

To help you on your play journey, we are hosting a 100 Days of Play over at Sun Scholars – each day a different blogger’s play idea will be featured. Don’t feel you HAVE to do this every day. But come and take a peak to be inspired by these ideas. Especially, on a day, when you just don’t have the play motivation.

We have also started a 100 Days of Play pinterest board – where we will share the Play Blog Post ideas – and if you have any photos you would like to send, it, please share them on our Facebook pages to add to the pinterest board! Either on Sun Scholars or Life At The Zoo!

If you need ideas on the go. Try out Play Apps such as

Spit-Spot-new-screen-shotiphone appsThe Spit Spot Activity App:

This clever little App lets you search by Type, Duration, Age or location.

Type gives you Activity, Food, Pretend, Noisy, Messy and Thinky ideas

Age – let’s you chose <5, 5-8 and 8+

Duration – between 10- 60 minutes and

Location -lets you choose between indoors and outdoors. The ideas vary from simple to complex – e.g. let your kids take photos on your phone, to building your own crazy golf.

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Similarly there is also a the “Make Time To Play” App. This one has another set of play ideas – sorted by age groups, number of players, duration and whether you are out and about, at home or in car! Many play ideas are familiar to me already – but that doesn’t make them any less good. The app is a great “reminder” of what games to play as and when. Ideas range from “Car Snap” to “Creating Collages” and “Treasure Hunts”.

And keep checking out Sun Scholars’s PLAY page for all the latest posts.

Sooo what is stopping you? It is time to PLAY!!!

These bloggers will be taking part:

SunScholars . Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails . Playful Learners . Train Up a Child . Fantastic Fun & Learning . Scribble, Doodle & Draw . Learn. Create. Love. . Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas . Nothing if Not Intentional . My Little 3 & Me . Buggy & Buddy . Sun Hats & Wellie Boots . Twodaloo . True Aim . The Educators’ Spin On It Blog Me Mom .Life At The Zoo . Putti’s World . Kitchen Counter Chronicles . Triple T Mum . Busy Kids Happy Mom . Crystal’s Tiny Treasures . Rainy Day Mum . Momma’s Fun World . My Little Bookcase . Craftulate . One Perfect Day . MumCentral . Artchoo! . Little Artists . Simple. Home. Blessings. . JDaniel4’s Mom . NurtureStore . Me & Marie Learning .Child Central Station . Mamas Like Me . Making Boys Men . Powerful Mothering . Craft to Art . 3 Dinosaurs . Domestic Goddesque . Lessons Learnt Journal . Royal Baloo .Smiling Like Sunshine . Adventures at Home with Mum . B-Inspired Mama . PragmaticMom . Eazy Peazy Mealz . Gluesticks . TheBoy&Me . Learning is Messy . My Nearest & Dearest . Growing Book by Book . How to Run a Home Daycare . Here Come the Girls . Think Magnet Dandelions Picked . 123 Homeschool 4 Me . Our Ordinary Life .Parenting with Professor Poppins . 2 Little Hooligans . Fun-a-Day! . The Non-Martha Mamma . Angelique Felix . My Very Educated Mother . Creative Playhouse . Go Explore Nature . Zing Zing Tree . Sense of Wonder . Childhood 101 . Crayon Freckles . KZ & Me . Serenity You . This Mumma’s Life . Leapfrog & Ladybugs . Blue Bear Wood .Growing Together . KC EDventures . Mommy Lessons 101 . Nature & Play . Like Mama Like Daughter . Mums Make Lists . From Wine to Whine . Messy Kids . Babble Dabble Do . Sugar Aunts . Teaching @ Home . Preschool Powol Packets . Clothed in Love . Curiosity Creates . The Magnolia Barn . Strong Start . Toddler Approved

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