Playworks' mission is to improve the health and well-being of all children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
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.
February 23, 2023
4 Fun and Easy Ways to to Support Playworks Wisconsin ›
4 Fun and Easy Ways to to Support Playworks Wisconsin 1. Come join us at our Rock Paper Scissors Tournament Lakefront Brewery is partnering with Playworks Wisconsin to crown a Rock, Paper, Scissors champion on March 2, 2023. Join us and see if you can take the belt! Get your tickets now! 2. Follow our…
January 17, 2023
Mid-Year Impact Report ›
Playworks Wisconsin is excited to share our Mid-Year Impact Report with you! In this Impact Report you can find our impact numbers so far this year and our recent case study on our Junior Coach Leadership Program. Read it now! IMPACT REPORT
January 10, 2023
Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›
Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…
October 27, 2022
Tipoff Week with the Milwaukee Bucks! ›
Playworks Wisconsin had an awesome Tipoff Week with the Milwaukee Bucks before their home opener! Our students and Junior Coaches were so excited to get to see the Milwaukee Bucks’ Rim Rockers and Bango at their school! The Rim Rockers visited Rogers St. Academy and Browning Elementary School for some highflying trampoline dunks and to…
September 15, 2023 @ 12:00 PM
2023 Annual Playworks Wisconsin Corporate Kickball Tournament ›
Lace up your kicks and join us for one day of fun to live out your kickball dreams! Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event and fundraiser for Playworks Wisconsin…
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.
PJ Dever, Executive Director