book review, events

Gearing up for Trunk or Treat

It’s almost time for one of our favorite events, Powder Springs Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat. On Saturday, October 22nd from 10am-12pm visit us at Thurman Springs Park for games, live music, storytime and trunks full of candy. This event is free to the public and one that we enjoy for so many reasons.

First, it is a chance to meet and serve our community. Membership in a place and kinship with its people is a core value at Sparrow’s Nest Play. We cherish any opportunity we can to share our resources and values with our neighbors. We’ve not yet attended an event downtown where we didn’t have great conversations about the benefits of nature play.

Second, setting up our simple nature play materials so that children and their parents can interact with them together allows parents to be immersed in the act of nature play alongside their child. Many times, watching the fascination with which their child experiences the smallest elements of the natural world delights parents and encourages them to pursue more opportunities for outdoor play opportunities.

Lastly, it’s just fun. It is tough for us to pass up a chance to watch a child’s eyes light up when we play around the campfire, read a book about birds, or build with simple toys. It is a chance to share our love for nature, simple creative play, and kinship with our community. And there is candy.

If you are in the area on Saturday, October 22nd stop by Thurman Springs Park, sit around our “campfire” and drop a line in our creek to go “fishing.” We’d love to play outside with you!

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