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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February 26, 2019

Indoor recess program keeps kids active in winter ›

Recess could easily be chaotic, especially with more than 1,000 kids cooped up indoors because it’s too snowy or cold. But at Turtle Lake Elementary School, indoor recess is organized. And fun. Coach Brandon Elsner’s job involves visiting classrooms and teaching kids games that are both active and simple.  

February 21, 2019

Making Indoor Recess Work ›

Yes, you can! Get started with five indoor play activities that will get kids moving, even when it is too cold or rainy for outdoor recess. Find out more here  

February 21, 2019

Take The Recess Checkup ›

Know your play space It can be hard to understand the impact that your play space has on your school’s culture and your students’ experience. And while there are a lot of solutions worth trying, it’s tough to know what’s working and what’s not. That’s why we’ve created the Recess Checkup—an online quiz designed to…

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…

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June 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Corporate Kickball Tournament 2019 ›

  Playworks 2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament   REGISTER HERE!       Want to see what Corporate Kickball looks like? Please check out our tournament video. For more information contact Chloe Czaplewski…

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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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