Play is more important than ever right now.

Kids need play to stay active and engaged with one another, and to support families and teachers. We want to share our expertise to help keep kids engaged in play during this time.

Find resources and share your game ideas using #PlayAtHome and #PlayworksAtHome.

Click Here to download the latest Playworks Play at Home Playbook!

Livestream Recess with Playworks

Playworks will also be broadcasting #PlayAtHome Recess live on Facebook at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday. Tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.

Want to see what it is like? Check out Morning Stretch and Up Down Stop Go!

Games you can play at home with little to no equipment:


Take the Popcorn Challenge

How many claps can you reach? After you learn how to play Popcorn, record your family playing and upload the video to social media, then challenge friends to play along!

Share your post by tagging @Playworks and #PlayworksAtHome. 

Why Playworks?

Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.

We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills. Playworks partners with schools, districts, and afterschool programs to provide a service or mix of services including on-site coaches, professional training for school staff who support recess, and consultative partnerships.

Right now, most Playworks schools are closed. While schools are closed, families are looking for ways to keep their kids engaged, active, and having fun. Some elementary schools across the country are having remote classes for the first time. While schools are going virtual, teachers are looking for support with keeping kids engaged and support for keeping kids engaged online.

You can help create an inclusive community.  Donate today.

Follow #PlayAtHome

Check out some of the highlights of the campaign below and follow #PlayAtHome and #PlayworksAtHome on social media.

You Can Help

Your gift will create kind, inclusive communities for kids near you.