Peaceful Playgrounds - Play Nice Newsletter
Where Children  Play their Way to a Healthy Body & Brain

November 1,  2013                   Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter   View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Pinterest   View our videos on YouTube   Visit our blog  

November's Featured Live Webinar:
"Comfortable Cafeterias"
Dayle Hayes



Why should schools strive to support pleasant and positive mealtimes vs. just getting the students fed? When a school cafeteria is comfortable, students eat better, do better in class, and have fewer behavioral problems. 


Dayle Hayes, award-winning author, educator and nutrition coach from Montana, will address a variety of positive meal time practices in the cafeteria.  

Free Webinar Nov. 14



 A positive approach requires effective teamwork and communication among administrators, teachers, aides, school nurses, school food service staff, students and parents. We encourage you to participate in this webinar with others in your school building.


Offered in partnership with Montana's Team Nutrition Network. 


Thurs, Nov 14, 2013 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT    Registration

Current Grants

School Grants Banner Safeway Foundation: Fitness Grant

Lego Children's Fund: Underserved Youth & Sports

 Saucony Run for Good Foundation: Running Programs

Find Your Balance Challenge: Food & Physical Activity

Smart from the Start Grants:  Early Childhood

Healthy Habits Grant: Research on PA and Nutrition


Visit our website grants database for a listing of grants on playgrounds, school gardens, shade structures and Anti-bullying. 

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Have you visited our Pinterest pages lately?  We've added lots of great free resources on a variety of different topics

Twenty new games to encourage outdoor learning activities.


Games include: 

Map Games Book 

  • Capitol Toss
  • State Word Search 
  • East to West
  • Capitol Match
  • Capitol Spelling Challenge
  • Hands Across America
  • Exercise By Number
  • State Relay
  • Knock Off
  • State Abbreviation Relay 
  • State Shake Walk
  • Guess and Travel
  • Where I've Been
  • Name Three
  • Musical States
  • How Far Away
  • Going to Missouri
  • Whiteboard State Relay                                   
  • Popcorn States  
  • Spell One.

Have you voted for the name change? 

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance may soon become the Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE).
Playground Supervision
Right to Recess Campaign
Grant Writing Tips
Stencil Giveaway
Enter your school today in the Learn to Play U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway. The beautiful geographically accurate educational map stencil is 16 feet by 27 feet and extends the classroom curriculum to recess and outdoor play. History and geography come alive with the games and activities included in the stencil set.
Free Webinars
Learn how to create a playground that really works! Webinars are 45 minutes long with an informative 15 minute question and answer session. No special software is necessary for you to easily participate right at your computer. Register early, space is limited. Select your subject and act now to attend a free webinar of your choice at a time that fits your schedule.

Each 2-Go Game Rug includes the Materials for Brain Break  Activities with 30 Children

That's 180 children or 6 Classrooms!
Target Game

6 Large 2-Go Game Rugs &
180 individual Table Mats 

Offer Expires: Dec. 15, 2013                      Applied at check-out   
 Must include coupon for discount and cannot be combined with other promotions                                                        
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