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Yes, Impromptu Play Needs Planning

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Impromptu play is a great way to add more fun to your day.

When we say “Impromptu Play” we mean adding play when you didn’t plan it:

  • wait times you didn’t expect
  • flat tire or other nuisance and you’d rather have fun than fume
  • bump into someone you know and you’d rather create happy memories than gossip or talk about the weather
  • when you need to de-stress
  • when you need a spurt of exercise
  • when there’s something unexpected that you want to celebrate with a mini party like a new haircut, great news from someone, or a happy unexpected event

But in order to play, you usually require equipment to play with:

  • snowman hat, scarf & face
  • water pistols
  • bubble wands & solution
  • deck of playing cards – I have a deck “Zombie Shuffle” that’s a zombie apocalypse game & regular deck
  • stick-it notes, note pad & pens to play impromptu Madlibs or Guess Who
  • bubble gum
  • jaw breakers
  • wobble ball
  • inflatable ball
  • frisbee

You get the idea. We keep an impromptu play bag of equipment in our car that changes with the seasons. And I carry a small one in my purse.

Learn more about putting play in your every day with planned play in your schedule.

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Putting more play in your day creates Good Times that is the glue to great relationships. Put play in your schedule when you know you’ll need to de-stress, even if its for a few minutes. Or when you know you’ll need a little exercise after sitting. Plan play in your day – it’s as important anything else on your schedule to build a life that you love.

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