Get Outdoors and Play!

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June is Get Outdoors Month, and June 14th is Get Outdoors Day! What a great holiday. We told the Pobbles about it but they were a little confused. Penny asked, “We go outside and play every day. Why is there a special day for that?” We explained that kids don’t play outside as much as they used to and this day is meant to remind kids to go out and have fun while the weather is nice.

Percy was confused. “Why do kids have to be told to go outside and have fun? It doesn’t make any sense!” We finally agreed that it doesn’t make sense, but we also agreed that everyone should go outside and play.

Percy and Penny were scared that kids wouldn’t know what to do when they got outside. “If they aren’t used to going outside to play they may just go outside and stand,” said Percy. “Oh no!” cried Penny. “Then they will get bored and go back inside, and no one will ever go out and play!” The Pobbles are passionate about playing outside and they became distraught.¬†We finally decided that we should write a poem about playing outside. The Pobbles love poems and they thought this would help kids who may not be used to playing outside with some ideas on how to have fun.

So, please go outside and play. The Pobbles are very worried.

Today is such a pretty day.
I want to go outside and play.

Let’s play tag. You’re it, you’re it!
Let’s play ball, you got a hit!

Let’s fly a kite way up high,
And feel it tugging from the sky.

Let’s go ride our bikes real fast,
And feel the wind rushing past!

Let’s draw pictures on the walk,
With our great big sticks of chalk.

I don’t care what we do,
I want to play outside with you!

Copyright June 2014


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