Playworks Utah

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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October 19, 2017

October AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach Heather ›

Coach Heather is in her first year as an AmeriCorps member, and she’s helping to create a safe and welcoming playground at many schools as our flex coach. As a flex coach, Coach Heather has already lent helping hands to other coaches in their first few months of the school year. She fills in when…

September 7, 2017

September AmeriCorps Coach of the Month: Coach C ›

  Coach C is in her first year as an AmeriCorps member, and she's making waves on the playground at James E. Moss Elementary. Coach C is working closely with all the teachers at the school to help get them get engaged in recess. Coach C has faced the challenge of serving on such a large…

April 5, 2017

EY Names Chris Conard Finalist for Social Entrepreneur of the Year ›

Ernst & Young Recognizes Our Executive Director, Chris Conard, as Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award Finalist   Chris was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 10 at the Grand America Hotel. The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive…

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Upcoming Events


October 26 @ 6:30 pm

Play Elevated ›

Our third annual Play Elevated gala will be held at The Falls at Trolley Square on October 26 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. We believe in the power of play…

October 27 @ 1:30 pm

PlayShop Utah ›

In partnership with Canyons School District, Playworks is pleased to offer our PlayShop, a three hour experiential workshop designed to empower you to transform your recess. The PlayShop will equip…

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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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