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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September 17, 2019

Annual Report 2018-2019 ›

Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves. See what we accomplished together in 2018-19. 2018-2019 annual report  

July 26, 2019

Allianz Life Corporate Play Day ›

“Teach Me How To Play” Day with Allianz Life Allianz Life employees have joined Playworks Minnesota in numerous give-back events. At Earle Brown Elementary, Allianz Life employees volunteered for a Play Day of encouragement, role modeling, and kickball. Thank you Allianz Life for your ongoing partnership and support in making such a positive impact on the lives of students…

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May 16, 2019

Allianz Life Insurance teams up with Playworks for ‘Teach Me to Play Day’ ›

About 40 volunteers came out to play kickball at Earle Brown Elementary School in Brooklyn Center on Wednesday.  Allianz Life Insurance teamed up with Playworks Minnesota for ‘Teach Me to Play Day.’ Not only did it provide lessons for fourth-graders in learning the game of kickball, but it was also about teaching kids leadership, teamwork,…

April 15, 2019

Twin Cities Orthopedics and Playworks Minnesota team with Turtle Lake Students for Day of Play ›

Twenty-eight Values Champions, employees who are ambassadors of TCO’s culture and exemplify the organization’s values, teamed up with Playworks to teach students the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at recess. Students learned inclusive games and team-building activities in a classroom setting, and participated in a recess period with volunteers to practice what they learned…

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Events


March 05, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

The Great Playworks Get Together 2020 ›

The Great Playworks Get Together is an opportunity for us to “Get Together” to have some fun & a conversation about ensuring our kids are empowered to lead with kindness,…

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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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