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…

November 8, 2018

“We Play Together” Mounds View Event ›

We had so much fun seeing everyone playing Freeze Tag at the Mounds View High School stadium at our “We Play Together” Event. Thank you to Mounds View Public Schools for this fantastic partnership.  Seven hundred people came together for a giant game of Freeze Tag. We also welcomed the newest cohort of Junior Coaches…

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…

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)