Playworks Minnesota

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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January 2, 2019

Playworks Named 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit ›

Playworks is proud to receive the 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “Playworks is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits. “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support…

November 8, 2018

“We Play Together” Mounds View Event ›

We had so much fun seeing everyone playing Freeze Tag at the Mounds View High School stadium at our “We Play Together” Event. Thank you to Mounds View Public Schools for this fantastic partnership.  Seven hundred people came together for a giant game of Freeze Tag. We also welcomed the newest cohort of Junior Coaches…

September 13, 2018

Mounds View Principal is Ready for Playworks ›

Mounds View Principal: “Feeling of camaraderie with Coach and Staff” Todd Durand, Principal at Island Lake Elementary, says staff feels supported; that systems of structure and consistency are blooming. He explains how he is seeing positive changes happening after just seven days into the school year.

September 5, 2018

Principal for Playworks ›

Nova Classical Academy is a first-year Playworks school. Principal Brooke Tousignant talks about her previously challenges and why she wanted Playworks this year!

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Events


February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

The Great Playworks Get Together ›

The Great Playworks Get Together is an opportunity for us to “Get Together” to have some fun, be a little silly & support Playworks’ important work with kids in our…

June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Kickball Tournament 2019 ›

#PlayworksKickball2019 Corporate kickball is an employee engagement event that brings employees together to play and promote teamwork. Your company will compete with other corporate sponsors in the Twin Cities for…

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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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2610 University Avenue W.
Suite # 350
St. Paul, MN 55114

t: 651.207.5285
f: 952.314.7003

    

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