Playworks Colorado

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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November 15, 2017

October Coach of the Month ›

Our October Coach of the Month is . . . Coach Kira (a.k.a. Coach K)! Coach K is a fourth-year program coordinator at Maxwell Elementary School in Denver who fully embraces the mission and values of Playworks. Coach K has made an amazing impact on her entire school community by encouraging safe and healthy play among…

October 12, 2017

Great Way to Celebrate Play ›

Hometown Huddle was on Monday Oct. 9 and it was our best one yet! Who showed? Over fourteen Boys & Girls Clubs from around the Denver Metro area, fourteen Broncos players, every Colorado Playworker, and of course, the power of play. The event was hosted at the very own Broncos practice field—UC Health Facility. Playworks…

October 10, 2017

Broncos and CarMax PlayDay Brings Excitement to the Playground  ›

Playworks, the Denver Broncos, and CarMax teamed up to create an inspiring day for play at Maxwell Elementary and Greenwood Academy. Denver Bronco wide receiver Demaryius Thomas jumped into recess alongside Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot at Maxwell Elementary to create an active and exciting playground. Magic Tag was a recess favorite for…

October 10, 2017

Become a Playworks 10 for 10 Champion!  ›

As a 10 for 10 champion, your company is part of a group of rock stars leading the power of play for Colorado youth. Help us continue to create opportunities for children to be physically active and develop critical social and emotional skills through play during school. The 10 for 10 Champions of Play package…

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A Better Recess


Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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3980 Quebec Street, Suite 140
Denver, CO 80207

t: 720.259.1029
f: 720.457.5001

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