National Play Day 2021 takes place from the 3rd to the 10th of July with the aim of promoting play and recreation opportunities for children and young people all over Ireland. This year’s theme is ‘Playful Communities’.
Kildare’s Play Day event has been scheduled for Saturday 10th July 2021.
Kildare County Council will distribute 1,000 free play packs to the public through the library network and to families identified by Kildare Children & Young People’s Services Committee and other partners.
Play packs will be available for collection at Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Monasterevin, Naas, and Newbridge branch libraries from Friday 9th July 2021. Please check www.kildare.ie/library for opening hours.
Each play pack contains A3 colour sheets, a tennis ball, coloured chalk, Twistable crayons, stickers, and a set of dice with a total retail value of €10. Have fun playing with the contents or use them to enter a great competition.
To enter, use at least three of the items in your pack to create something playful to use outside – an outdoor game, activity, or art project There are no other rules, so let your imaginations run wild.
Submit a photo of your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 19th July 2021 to win €100 cash prizes across three age groups.
Outdoor play has a positive impact on children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical wellbeing and is even more important after months of public health restrictions.
Kildare County Council is proud to support this creative play initiative which is part-funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
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