VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

12 Days of Outdoor Play

Monday, December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021 

Children running across a snowy lawn towards a view of the ocean

Can you play outdoors for at least 30 minutes every day, for 12 days in a row? 

Although it's tempting to stay indoors during the winter, getting outdoors to play, learn and explore is important for physical and mental health.  It's also a great way to learn about nearby nature and your local ecosystems.

To help inspire our community to get outside over winter break, we've created the 12 Days of Outdoor Play Challenge.  

How to participate:

  1. Mark December 21 - Jan 1 on your calendar, and talk to your household about participating together. 

  2. Download the 12 Days of Outdoor Play chart to keep track of your progress.  Print it off and put it on your fridge so you don't forget! 

  3. Follow Shoots with Roots on Facebook.   We will share daily prompts for suggested activities every day from December 21 - January 1.   If you don't use social media, you can  download the full instructions.

  4. Share your progress with us!  Tag @viumilnergardens and use #12daysofoutdoorplay to share photos of your activities!

Please be sure to follow all recommended health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while participating in this challenge. This challenge should be completed in your home community with other members of your household bubble only.