June 9, 2017

Game of the Month: Journey Around the World ›

This game is great to develop creativity, cognitive development, application of classroom learning, and following directions. Group Size: Any Age Group: Good for all ages Equipment: Cones for each child Before You Start: Explain to the students that you are going on a journey…AROUND THE WORLD!!  And you all can go anywhere in the whole…

May 24, 2017

Recess, the Playworks Way ›

One Playworks TeamUp recess coach shares her story

May 10, 2017

Six Games to Create a Rock Star Day of Play ›

Celebrate the end of the school year with these six music-themed ideas for a great field day.

May 4, 2017

Game of the Month: Ultimate Kickball ›

This game is great to help develop verbal communication and teamwork. Group Size: Large group (10 and up) Age Group: Good for all ages Equipment: Kickball, Cones (to create bases) Before You Start: This game can be played on a regular kickball field or by using four cones for bases in a large area. Bases should be large…

Playworks games help develop emotional intelligence
Playworks games help develop emotional intelligence

April 20, 2017

6 Ways to Improve Social Skills at Recess ›

Help kids practice social skills throughout the day, not just in class.

April 7, 2017

Game of the Month: Morph ›

On the playground, most conflicts can be solved with a good ol’ fashioned game of Rock, Paper, Scissors (ro-sham-bo). Use this simple playground tool as a means to increase cooperation and communication as students are challenged to evolve from eggs to Superheros! Can your students all become Super Heroes and fly high around the playground?

March 8, 2017

Game of the Month: Red Light Green Light ›

This games teaches listening skills and awareness. Red Light, Green Light is a good readiness cooperative and leadership game.

February 16, 2017

Five Transitions to the Classroom So Kids are Ready to Learn ›

Save valuable class time by using fun activities to get kids from the playground or lunchroom to the classroom.

February 13, 2017

5 Ways Students Learn to Be Loving and Inclusive at School ›

Elementary school students spend up to six hours in school each day, and while they’re learning academic skills like reading, math, and spelling, they’re also learning important life skills like how to get along with others. This is especially true on Valentine’s Day, where in most schools students pass out cards and sweet notes to…