Playworks Texas

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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Latest News


February 24, 2017

AmeriCorps Week Coach Spotlight ›

Playworks Texas AmeriCorps Coaches Linda Johnson and Brooklynn Lemons are creating safe and inclusive playgrounds at our partner schools, running Junior Coach Leadership Programs, and recruiting and coaching students for soccer, girls’ basketball, and volleyball sports leagues. They are making a HUGE difference through the power of play and are #gettingthingsdone. Linda Johnson has all the qualities of a superstar coach!…

April 26, 2016

Successful Walk for Recess 2016 ›

  Thanks to everyone who came out for Walk for Recess. Thank you to our sponsors and donors, including Original Impressions, for showing your support to Playworks and partnering with us. It wouldn't have been successful without you all!

April 12, 2016

K.J. McDaniels of the Houston Rockets visits Kennedy Elementary ›

On April 12, 2016, Playworks Texas had the privilege of teaming up with the Houston Rockets and Kennedy Elementary for an unforgettable experience! K.J. McDaniels, professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets, addressed an assembly of third and fourth grade students at the school emphasizing the importance of staying focused in school, being respectful, and…

November 3, 2015

TeamUp Dream Team ›

Students at Shadow Oaks Elementary are very fortunate to have Darlene Evans at their school. Darlene is the Kinesthetic Interventionist/Behavior Specialist at the school and has a strong passion for physical activity and play.  She says, “I believe in recess, daily recess.” It is this belief that led Darlene to take action to ensure that…

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Upcoming Events


December 1 @ 12:00 pm

Playworks Texas Top Golf Tournament ›

We invite you and your company to be a part of Playworks Texas First Annual Top Golf Tournament. It will be a fun, energetic event with food, cocktails, a silent…

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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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