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Peaceful Playgrounds enhances learning, prevents bullying, and promotes positive social interaction on the playground.

U.S. Playground Map Stencil Winners

U.S. Map Stenciil Give-a-way 

School Club President
Julia Baldwin Elementary
San Jose, CA
Laurie Jacobs - Physical Education Instructor
Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial
Lake Crystal, MN
Holly Bagwell - PE Teacher
Broxton Mary Hayes Elementary
Broxton, GA

NAESP Conference Drawing
Sunghie P. Okino
Los Alamitos Elementary School
 Los Alamitos, California.

Please call the office to claim your Map.  951-245-6970.









Last Call! The 2015 PE Institute (July 27-29, 2015; Asheville, NC) is coming soon! This outstanding international event has attracted the attention of the world's leading #PEGeeks.  


They  anticipate several thousand K-12 PE teachers will attend this year's event either on-site or via our live web-streamed videos. You can follow us live on Twitter (#PEInstitute15).  


I attended this event last year and it was outstanding!  This year a  the list of  international Physical Education Teacher-Presentors is especially impressive!  I highly recommend this conference. 


For registration information, please view this link:
 Peaceful Playgrounds Membership Site
     Coming Soon 

Peaceful Playgrounds is developing a membership site.  Topics for members will include:  Brain Breaks-Basic and Super Charged, Physical Activity and Academics, Healthy Fundraisers, Recess Before Lunch,  Bullying Prevention, Importance of Play,  Accessing Physical Activity,   Active Design,  Alternatives to Withholding Recess,  and many other topics and information. 

Grab this set of Beach Day Brain Break Cards that are sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help to focus children, re-energize them and get them up and moving in a classroom.  Students have fun with a Beach Day "themed" set of 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  jump the waves, walk like a crab, and fly like a seagull.
Bullying Compliance Course Online
Meets Legal Requirements in All States

Bullying Compliance
The Bullying Compliance Course is now online. 

At the completion of the course you will be directed to download a certificate and will be sent your open badge.

Course meets State Bullying Training Requirements and covers how teacher should respond to bullying incidents.

Call for District or County Discounts. 951-245-6970Bullying course



How Teachers Should Respond to Bullying


First, it is important to acknowledge that students rarely bully victims in front of an adult. The chance of a teacher observing bullying is limited.


Furthermore, research indicates that only 56% of students report that they have personally observed bullying at school.  Since it is unlikely you will observe a bullying incident first hand, and because so few bullying incidents are reported by students, it is a given fact that children are being bullied at school regardless of whether teachers observe incidents firsthand.


The best approach to prevent bullying is to implement a school wide program with administrators, parents, staff, students, and community all working together toward the same goal: to create a great school where students feel safe to learn.


Prior to implementing a school wide push, the staff should evaluate the current bullying situation and identify any "hot spots" for bullying at school.  More on How Teachers Should Respond to Bullying.
Playground Supervisor Book
A How To Guide For Playground Supervisors
Playground Supervision book
A How to Guide for Supervisors


The book includes:

Chapter 1  Featured Articles -

  • Playground Supervision Reduces Injuries, 
  • People Make a Difference on the Playground, 
  • Playground Supervision Accident or Injury,
  • The Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injuries,
  • Playgrounds Can Be Safe with Injury Reduction.

Chapter 2  

  • Tip Sheets for playground supervisors to take to the playground or use as handouts to distribute to playground supervisors at the beginning of the school year,  
  • Playground Supervisors Tip Sheet,  
  • Ten Tips for Improving Playground Supervision, 
  • Tips and Techniques for Supervising the Playground, 
  • How to Respond to Discipline Issues on the Playground, 
  • and a sheet on Playground Supervisor's Instructions.

Download immediately after purchase.  



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.

Download immediately after purchase. 

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.
Virtual Store
Peaceful Playgrounds has a number of downloadable products including: Brain Break Task Cards, Exercise Cards, PE and Classroom Party Game Sets, Cold Weather Tips, Earth Day Games, Fortune Teller Games, PE Curriculum, Poster Sets, Holiday Games and Playground Safety Tips to name a few.

Virtual Store!

50% Off

Course includes a Completion Certificate and Open Badge  

($249 per school site.)
Offer ends Oct 30, 2015 USE "NAESP"
for coupon code.
Bullying Course Cover photo
Must include coupon for discount and cannot be combined with other promotions.
    Register Today Take Course Until October 30, 2015.
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