Virtual Play Space
Due to current government guidance on public gatherings and physical distancing Dublin City Council is unable to host National Playday 2021 as a live event, however, we will celebrate National Playday during the Week of 3rd to 10th July.
This year in particular we acknowledge the challenges children and young people have faced regarding time, space and freedom to play and be with friends in their local streets and neighbourhoods.
Dublin City Council, and local authorities throughout Ireland are supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY); to facilitate and support initiatives that really place children’s play at the heart of the summer. This year Dublin City Council will focus on everyday play to support and encourage communities and families to celebrate UNCRC Article 31; the child’s right to play by supporting a number of initiatives and resources for children, families and communities to enjoy a “Summer of Play in Dublin”!
In Dublin City we are working with partner organisations to ensure children get outdoors to play with friends; explore and have fun. To kick-start the summer of play DCC are delighted to be partnering with Dublin City South and Dublin City North Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) to promote #LetsplayDublin and to provide Play Packs to selected target child support organisations and local neighbourhood summer projects across the city. Now more than ever children need time, space and support to play!
So watch out for this and more fun and exciting initiatives to support children and young to enjoy a “Summer of Play in Dublin”!
We are looking forward to hearing about the creative ways you plan to celebrate a ‘Summer of Play’ and National Playday in your community.
For the latest updates on this campaign follow DCC Play Development on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share your plans with us using the hashtag #PlayDublin and #LetsplayDublin
We would love if you could share your images or short videos of the creative and fun ways you celebrated Playday 2021 and your ‘Playful Summer in Dublin’ by using the DCC Play Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Let-Children-Play-136811793046110/ Or emailing to [email protected]
CREATIVE CABIN (Featuring Recreate Ireland)
Lets’ Play Creatively
View our mini ‘how to ‘short videos to get ideas for all kinds of play!
The Cube – Let’s create our own games! (Featuring Recreate Ireland)
Make a game with Jo – Recreate Mini Workshop B - https://youtu.be/iP_D4RbeYYo
Den building – Let’s make a den and then let’s make stuff to put in the den! (Featuring Recreate Ireland)
Another great video bringing out your inner architect to create and build your own space and lots of stuff to play with inside-inside or inside- out.
Make a DEN with Jo – Recreate Mini Workshop A - https://youtu.be/E9FFX_P2NO8
Let’s make mobiles – Recreate mini workshop with Jo - https://youtu.be/3qjlEAgA3Rc
STREET PLAY & FAMILY GAMES
- STREET PLAY – let’s play ‘rinso’, skipping, Hopscotch and hula-hoop!
Packet o Rinso! – mini workshop with Richard - https://youtu.be/TNa1_rzEhwM
Juggling – another mini workshop with Richard - https://youtu.be/PEf5jPNXikQ
Skipping – mini workshop with Richard - https://youtu.be/xnosHzWdHOc
Hula hooping is good for you! – mini workshop with Richard - https://youtu.be/TSGOCqlENsY
Hula Hoop with your knees – Mini Workshop with Richard again! - https://youtu.be/-ZDYBnRN9_g
Hula Hoop with your arms – mini workshop with Richard again! - https://youtu.be/05mVSDfKJQw
Hopscotch – mini workshop - https://youtu.be/WM6Hhm8xluQ
Toilet Roll Mummy Game - Mini Workshop with Stephen and Audrey - https://youtu.be/5j8pY-pfEfw
Tea Towel Challenge - Mini Workshop with Stephen and Audrey - https://youtu.be/zr22Q5KBoGo
- LETS GO WILD
Dale, Nathan & Leah from ‘Naturally Wild will be telling you what you need to get ready for a wild playday adventure. (Featuring Naturally Wild)
Bugs & Beasties – we’re going on a bug hunt!
Get ready to join Dale on an up, down, in the air, underneath bug hunt where you can explore and find all sorts of tiny creatures in your own street or garden.
Bug Hunt with Dale & Nathan - https://youtu.be/gwidJ_3YSo4
Action Man/Lego Man Challenge – Let’s make a zipline and parachute for action man and or Lego man, Barbie, Sindy, toy monkeys – whatever small figurines you have to hand! (Featuring Naturally Wild)
Action Man Challenge - https://youtu.be/uIetEQTGZIY
Dinosaur Roadshow with Dale & Co. - https://youtu.be/7jT06qBucIs
Garden Tales – Let’s tell a wild story
Whew! After all, that excitement enjoy some quiet time with Leah from ‘Naturally Wild’ as she reads you some great stories of ‘Harry the Hedge Hog’, ‘Robby the Robin’ and Patricia the ‘Painted Lady Butterfly’
Harry The Hedgehog – Read By Leah - https://youtu.be/_Hmgd06iIuc
Patricia the Painted Lady – Read by Leah - https://youtu.be/jfWiy0ZW6ws
Robbie the Christmas Robin - Read by Leah - https://youtu.be/TtQPnYPoE8E
- THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE – YOU TOO CAN DO MAGIC!
Let’s do magic too! (Featuring Pat Fallon ABC Magic)
Introduction to new tricks – mini magic workshop with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/rJhS9R1wni0
Instant knot trick - mini workshop with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/kTlr-osuyDI
Jumping Rubber bands – mini workshop with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/f10uIG7afAM
Freaky Fingers – mini workshop with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/P0t7-5GLGsc
Ah the old paperclip trick - mini workshop with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/Y-ceQTf4Aw8
And the ring off the rope trick mini workshop with Pat the Magician
And now for your pleasure – 2 x mini magic show with Pat the Magician - https://youtu.be/K9Jo0W-LnvY
Magic Show 1 - https://youtu.be/hzZxqE63QrA
Magic Show 2 - https://youtu.be/4ZZLbKpKCF0
- LETS GET SPORTY
DCC Sports Partnership and Irish International Football legend Aine O’Gorman provide a fun family workout!
Playday’s Fittest Family – mini workshop with Aine – https://youtu.be/t8rWeb-XAMU
- GIGGLE ROOM (Featuring Eric Lawlor)
Funny classes on how to be even funnier – Let’s make everyone laugh! Join Eric ‘Laughter’ Lawlor as he gives you tips on how to be even funnier and be the tickle stick of the family.
How to funnier – mini comedy workshop with Eric - https://youtu.be/LRECCoe8aPY
How to be even funnier – mini comedy workshop with Eric - https://youtu.be/li-u0IKAEWg
- PLAYING TO THE BEAT – Rhythm Helps You To Hear Music (RHYTHM) (Featuring Masamba)
Pots n Pans, n Tin Cans – Lets make some noise folks!
Masamba Showcase – watch, listen and see how it’s done! - https://youtu.be/LiYPgcDgT8w
Make a Shaker - Drumming workshop with Simeon - https://youtu.be/WKwGZCHT9ak
Body Popping workshop with Simeon
Sorry, something popped online so we will have this up on interactive play space next week! Lots to do in the meantime.
- LEGO CONSTRUCTION SITE (Featuring ‘BRICKXCLUB’ )
Master Lego Builder Workshop – Lets Build Anything!
Lego Maze – mini workshop with Kathy - https://youtu.be/SayGUJtgGx4
Lego Cubes with Allsorts - mini workshop with Kathy - https://youtu.be/4fDgvnkIXxg
Lego Cars - mini workshop with Kathy - https://youtu.be/4r2pv2JOJNQ
Lego 5 x Brick Skill - mini workshop with Kathy - https://youtu.be/av8IUoYrac0
- YOGA/ZEN PLAY SPACE (Featuring Eike - Purely Yoga)
The spirit of play!
Join Eike and her Young Yoga Masters, as they explain and demonstrate fun, dynamic and relaxing Yoga moves that you can then join in and practice inside or out! Salute to the sun, become a tree or hop on Noah’s Ark and morph into lots of other animals through imaginative and relaxing Yoga Poses. And at the end of a long and busy playday enjoy a relaxing pajama pose for bed time, Namaste!
‘Lets be an Eagle’ - mini yoga workshop - https://youtu.be/-594737cTpQ
‘Let’s be a boat’ - mini yoga workshop - https://youtu.be/ZPxnz4zheW8
Favourite Yoga Poses - https://youtu.be/n4WSZc0eLWQ
‘Let’s grow into a tree or even a forest’ mini yoga workshop - https://youtu.be/t-_iql9oj5g
‘Noah’s Ark’ – mini yoga workshop - https://youtu.be/LZvgCyPgSY8
Sporty yoga! - https://youtu.be/JJMHp2NKjLk
Playday - Yoga for Kids!
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