Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.
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.
May 19, 2022
First Ever Arizona State Capitol Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament! ›
Fun lunch time getaway had by all who joined Playworks for a game of rock, paper, scissors at the Arizona State Capitol on May 16, 2022. “The Grand Canyon State modeled true bipartisan leadership this week thru a lively round of Rock Paper Scissors at the State Capitol,” Playworks Arizona Advisory Board Member Emily Anne…
ABC 15 Arizona
May 16, 2022
Valley Nonprofit to Challenge for World Record ›
Rock Paper Scissors is an important game in our Playworks community. It is both a fun activity and a key conflict resolution skill that kids learn and practice on Playworks playgrounds. Kids attribute the game to enabling them to communicate, solve problems independently, and keep the games they play going. That’s why we want over…
May 16, 2022
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at the Arizona State Capitol ›
PRESS RELEASE WHAT: Get ready to play in a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at a free, live event at the Arizona State Capitol on Monday, May 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Rose Garden, 1700 W Washington St. Phoenix, AX 85007. When you play in this tournament, you’ll be joining Playworks community members–kids…
March 30, 2022
Thunderbirds Charities Supporting Safe Return to Play in Arizona ›
PRESS RELEASE Thunderbirds Charities announces its support of the relaunch of Playworks’ TeamUp program in Title 1 schools in Arizona and further innovation of the Playworks Pro training programs, professional development programs for adults who work with kids. Together, these organizations will support kids transitioning to schools and recess safely from the COVID-19 pandemic. This…
April 05, 2023
Youth Leadership Empowerment ›
Unlock the leadership superpowers of your students. Join us as for the 4th and final webinar of The Game Plan, a free, four-part series designed to provide practical solutions for…
October 06, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Playworks Arizona Corporate Kickball Tournament – Coming Fall 2023! ›
Playworks Arizona is excited to announce that PLAY IS BACK with our 9th Annual Corporate Kickball Tournament! Get your team out of the office and onto the kickball field for…
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.