Playworks Maryland

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

April 12, 2018

Playworks MD Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament 2018 ›

Playworks Maryland had a rocked their annual  March Madness” themed Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament.  Check out photos of this FUNdraising event supporting play for every kid in MD.

March 28, 2018

M&T Play Day at Patterson Park Public Charter School ›

Baltimore, MD—March 15, 2018 — Volunteers from M&T joined Playworks Maryland for a Play Day held at Patterson Park Public Charter School (PPPCS). Fifty volunteers traveled from all over the East Coast to enjoy playing with students and seeing the impact of Playworks first hand. PPPCS recess ranges from 100-150 students. At the start of the…

March 5, 2018

A Day in the Life at William Paca Elementary ›

Baltimore, MD—February 13, 2018— A cold day never stops the play. Students at William Paca Elementary School enjoyed an indoor recess by participating in fun and engaging recess games organized by their Playworks coach. The Playworks coach facilitated recess for students ranging from pre-K to fifth grade. At the beginning of each recess, the coach used…

February 27, 2018

AmeriCorps Week ›

For the past 6 months, our incredible AmeriCorps coaches have been creating recess environments where every kid can thrive. Playworks AmeriCorps coaches commit to a full or part-time year of service in schools across the country. Our coaches create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable…

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Upcoming Events

June 01, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

Playworks MD 2018 Corporate Kickball Tournament ›

Rally your team members for the annual Playworks Corporate Kickball Fundraiser – June 1, 2018 at Joseph E. Lee. Corporate Kickball is an employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Maryland that…

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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.

Contact Us

2601 N. Howard St.
Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21218

t: 410.779.3307
f: 443.927.7248


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