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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May 29, 2024

2024 International Day of Play ›

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted June 11 as the International Day of Play. This global celebration was established to champion and protect children’s right to play. On this…

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May 9, 2024

Playworks Minnesota Hosts Jump for Joy Showcase ›

On April 30, Playworks Minnesota hosted a Jump for Joy Showcase in partnership with the Minneapolis Women’s Double Dutch Club: Double Dutch Is In My DNA.

April 10, 2024

Growing Play in the Twin Cities ›

Minnesota School District Recognized as a Blue Shirt District Playworks’ first Blue Shirt District in Minnesota was announced today: North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 (District 622). The recognition uplifts…

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March 28, 2024

“Goin’ Yard For Youth” Charitable Giving Program ›

For the third consecutive season, Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the St. Paul Saints are partnering to give back to local youth development nonprofit organizations, including Playworks Minnesota, through…

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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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2136 Ford Pkwy
Suite #8210
St. Paul, MN 55116

Email: mninfo@playworks.org

t: 651.207.5285
f: 952.314.7003

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