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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April 17, 2018

Playworks Corporate Recess ›

Playworks brings safe and healthy play to kids at recess. Corporate Recess includes fun and inclusive games that promote teamwork, collaboration and cross-generational communication.  (Video courtesy of Twelve Consulting Group)

March 12, 2018

AmeriCorps Week Coaches Spotlight ›

Hello, everyone! Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our current AmeriCorps members. Each week you will have the chance to meet our amazing coaches from the Minnesota region. Coach Ingrid Coach Ingrid is a first-year AmeriCorps member who brings her love of the outdoors and of play to her school every day. Experienced…

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Appreciation Week ›

Hello, everyone! Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our current AmeriCorps members. Each week you will have the chance to meet two of our amazing coaches from the Minnesota region. Coach Chloe Coach Chloe is a second year AmeriCorps member this year. She has been serving in our flex role, supporting all…

January 29, 2018

Martin Luther King Junior Day Service Project ›

On Monday, January 17, members of the Playworks Minnesota team participated in a service day project in partnership with Fraser Group. Fraser Group is Minnesota’s largest provider of autism services. Fraser Group also provides services for mental health and other developmental disabilities for children and adults with special needs through healthcare, education, and housing. Our…

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Events


June 15, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

2018 Corporate Kickball ›

Playworks 2018 Corporate Kickball Tournament Registration is $1000 per team, all tax-deductible and benefitting your community Teams are 10 – 14 co-ed players 14 teams have registered, only 6 spots…

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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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