Get Out and Play Event Brings Outdoor Fun And Games To The Zoo

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Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Saturday, September 14
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and the Houston Zoo are challenging you and your family to let go of the electronics and Get Out and Play! Join us on Saturday, September 14 for Get Out and Play, Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic!

This Zoo-wide event will be filled with exciting and challenging games and activities for children and adults to enjoy. All of the activities seek to inspire everyone to Get Out and Play more often and explore the world around you.

For more info on Get Out and Play, check out out special webpage here: Get Out and Play Presented by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

 

If you can’t make it to the Zoo for our special Get Out and Play day, no worries. There are still a ton of activities you and your family can do right around your house to enjoy the outdoors! Stumped on ideas? We just so happen to have a couple ones for you below. Check out these games and activities designed to enjoy being outside:

 

The 100 Inch Hike

Supplies: A piece of string 100 inches long for each participant.
Purpose: To increase awareness of nature on a small scale.

In the 100 Inch Hike, everyone is given a piece of string 100 inches long. Each player lays out the string on the ground in the grass or other non-paved area. Get creative with how you lay the string! After the string has been laid out, players should careful examine the ground along the path of the string. Get close up! Look for things such as animal tracks, insects, distinctive plants, soil and sand textures, colors, etc. Each player can record their findings. To extend the hike, players can inspect each other’s string paths to compare findings.

 

Wildlife Scavenger Hunt

Supplies: A list of wildlife items that can be found around your neighborhood or local park.

Purpose: To become more familiar with local wildlife.

In the wildlife scavenger hunt, it’s time to learn a little more about your local wildlife. This works best if parents create a list and accompany the players throughout the scavenger hunt. Below is an example of some items that can be on your list:

  • Something yellow
  • Something round
  • Something hard
  • Something soft
  • 5 leaves with different shapes
  • An animal sign
  • A pattern or shape you like
  • 3 rocks with different colors

 

We  hope that you enjoy these suggestions. Be on the lookout for more this week!



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We were honored to show Olympic gold medalists, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, around the Zoo! Houston is proud of you both!

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Joe N ClarisaHahaha! Yeah a zoo worker totally freaked me out. I was rushing to get to my husband and our baby and daughter. I was left behind with the stroller and our other son. My husband was speaking to a different zoo worker when another one, a guy, jumps in front of me, blocks my way and says THIS AREA IS CLOSED , this WHOLE AREA IS CLOSEDDD! My husband standing a few feet behind him..I was DUMBFOUNDED..like all I'm trying to do is get to my husband and kids geez man. I didn't say anything but I felt so stupid. Then I figured someone was feeding the giraffes that they didn't want anyone coming close to, and yup, a few minutes later these two young ladies come out. I had no idea. All I wanted was to get my family and feed some giraffes. Wish they had a nicer way of approaching people. At least this particular guy.

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Helen FrietchI have said it before and will say it again - I love the live webcams at the Houston Zoo. Now - congratulations to the gold medalists - job well done.

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Doris HillSo cute! And is that GiGi the youngest giraffe in the Houston Zoo?

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Julio TorresI never get tired to visit the Zoo and admire such a magnificent animal...! ❤️

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Alexander 'Dragon' MalikI was there today with my youngest daughter! It's her birthday! 3 years old!

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Kristen RodriguezI was wondering who was being followed around by cameras that's so cool!

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Ashlee SalvaChristina Tuffly Moak (Nina) what a great day that would be running into them at the zoo!

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Jacquelyn SpiersCarlos, this is why I should be at the zoo all day every day!

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Astrid Reim KincaidI want to know if Aly's awesome parents were there, too ;)

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Julie HolderMelody 'Holder' Shulse we should have gone to the zoo todayyyyyyyyyy OMG!!! I am on the lookout this week!!

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Ryan HoeselCome over to Puffabelly's in Old Town Spring. Y'all know some Fried Pickles sound enticing :) Feed the giraffes then swing by!!

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Cheyann WeinachtBryan Horton we will walk in the footsteps of olympians!

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Gladys Z. MendozaSaw them while waiting to feed the giraffes on Sunday!!

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Hayden IveyAnna Ivey AHHHHH JELLY WHY DIDN'T I GET TO MEET THEM?!?!?

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Brooke FletcherBrian we should have gone to the zoo today!

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Brandy Coldwell'Don't turn your back to the giraffes.'

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Crecensio FloresAre they here? I want to meet Aly.

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Dania TurnerHow fun

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Rachel Annalise HuygenSam !!! we barely missed them

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Erin Rheannon AshToo cute!! All 3 of ya! 😎👉

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Laura NavaMichael Gonzalez should have taken to day off instead!!

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Phillips CourtneyGayla Starr Kirshnerscratch the hat. Zoo it is!!! Lol

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Anissa DelaCruzAwww sweet! 😜

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