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 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!

August 23, 2018

TeamUP Partner Training! ›

Check out these fun pictures from our Team Up Partner Training! Staff from three districts came out to join in on the fun. There were high fives being given…   Guidance on different group management strategies…   And tons of game play.   Thank you to all of those staff members who joined us on…

June 19, 2018

Playworks 2018 Kickball Tournament Results ›

On Friday, June 15, Playworks Minnesota hosted our annual kickball tournament. Here are a few highlights: This year we added a live fundraising component as an added challenge to our participating teams. The Fueled Collective kickball team, “New Kicks on the Block,” blew away the competition by raising $3,600 to win the Champions for Kids Team Challenge…

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October 21, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Fundraiser at MN United FC Game ›

Come support Playworks Minnesota at the MN United FC Game Ticket rates at a discounted price $5 of each ticket purchased goes back to Playworks MN When: Sunday, October 21,…

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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