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.

Games you can play anywhere, anytime

Playbook coverThe games in the Play at Home Playbook can be played anywhere so that children can play in any space safely and in accordance with all CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Download the Play at Home Playbook

To help ensure even more kids across the country have access to these games, we have translated it into the top 7 languages spoken by English Language Learner (ELL) students, according to NCES data.

Interactive play for your kids or students

Playworks is broadcasting Play at Home Recess every weekday on Facebook at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (CT). Tune in for stretching and warm-ups, interactive games, cheers, and cooldown activities.Facebook Recess screenshotYou can also find a full archive of Play at Home Recess videos on our Facebook Playlist and our Youtube Playlist.

Easy to learn & play game tutorials

Below are tutorial videos that will teach you games that can be played in your home, with little to no equipment. In just minutes you and your family can be getting active and having fun.


Get friends & family playing

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. 

Adults: Find your Work Play Balance

Playworks has developed Work Play Balance, a playbook designed to leverage play to engage adults (with or without kids) working at home during COVID-19.

Learn to play lively virtual group games that foster collaboration and teamwork—skills as vital for children as they are for adults.


You can also experience the power of play as a virtual team with Playworks Virtual Corporate recess. Learn more by contacting Playworks at and letting us know about your organization and goals.


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 help Playworks be there for when kids when they go back to school.



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