Playworks Indiana

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

The Journal Gazette

June 1, 2018

Recess rethought: Fun but also meaningful ›

Franke Park Elementary School is the envy of other Fort Wayne schools for what it will revamp next year—recess. Franke Park aims to make the playtime more meaningful with help from Playworks, a national nonprofit that helps schools rethink recess.

May 17, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s April Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Josephine Manns, Kindergarten Teacher at Ignite Academy, as its April Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Manns has always been open to learning new games in her class and she makes a point to utilize Site Coordinator Dwanesha Wilson anytime she can to teach new games to her scholars. Mrs. Manns does an…

Kickball tournament helps to raise $15,000 for schools across Indiana

May 4, 2018

Kickball tournament helps to raise $15,000 for schools across Indiana ›

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — More than 150 players from 8 different companies came together to compete in a fundraiser.

March 12, 2018

Playworks Indiana’s February Teacher of the Month ›

Playworks Indiana recognizes Sarah Zack, Assistant Principal and Recess Coach at Francis Parker School 56, as its February Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Zack has been the power behind Playworks at Francis Parker all year. As the Recess Manager, she makes sure that all of her staff are thinking about recess every week. She receives…

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Upcoming Events

May 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

2019 Playworks Indiana Kickball Tournament ›

About Our Kickball Tournament Playworks Indiana’s Kickball Tournament is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 coworkers together through tournament play of the beloved playground game—kickball. Companies…

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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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6161 N Hillside Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

t: 317.961.1526


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