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Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools

Painting Peaceful Playground Games in Oklahoma Schools, July 2015
by: Blake Taylor Lawrence Elementary, Wichita, KS and Vaughn Humbolt, Rosalia, KS
In January of 2015, I was asked by Lindsi Lemons the Program Director of Schools for a Healthy Lifestyle, and Jason Hasty of the Putnam School district, if I would be interested in Painting peaceful playground […]

Grant Helps Bloomington School Develop Peaceful Playground

4 square court

The Herald Times by Mary Keck

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Visit Marlin Elementary School during recess and you’ll see kids hopping across yellow, blue and red numbers, letters and symbols on the blacktop, their shoes hitting each foot printed on the pavement or stopping on numbers. It is part of the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.  Students can […]

Peaceful Playgrounds participates in 2014 NFL- United Way Kickoff Event

by RACHEL DAWSON,  Federal Way Mirror Reporter  Sept.  3, 2014

Former Seahawks Steve Largent, Mack Strong, and Warren Moon joined more than 50 volunteers and representatives of United Way of King County and Dairy Management Inc. to help uplift Federal Way’s Lake Grove Elementary playground on students’ first day back to school.

As the second-oldest campus in the […]

Playground project adds interactive playground map

U.S. map on the Menallen Elementary School playground

The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make the outside play area a nicer and safer environment for the students, and a recently attained fun and an interactive playground map brings them one step closer.

Parent and committee member Shelly May recently entered a […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

New playground games promote peaceful play

Peaceful Playgrounds Mac Arthur school

By Kate Thayer TribLocal reporter

Recess isn’t just about swinging and sliding for some students in District 54. Instead, they’re playing problem-solving playground games with the aid of colorful drawings on the blacktop.

This year, Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Hoffman Estates became the third school in the district to begin the Peaceful Playground program. In the […]

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School Recess gets a dose of peace at Nottingham West in Hudson

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Danielle Curtis

Photo by : William Wrobel  The Telegraph

When one player made a mistake and wanted a “do-over,” others reminded him that was against the rules, and he quietly, if somewhat unhappily, returned to playing.

And in another area of the Hudson school’s playground, students picked teams for a kickball game, choosing players based on the color […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

School Days: Peaceful Playground has students on the move and reducing bullying.

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Talbott Spring Elementary Aims to Reduce Bullying and Conflicts.

By Lauren Rosenberg

Bullying reduction comes in many different forms.  Armed with cans of red, yellow, lime green and blue paint and rolls of masking tape, approximately 15 parents and staff members, along with a half-dozen students from Talbott Springs Elementary School, spent April 30 painting various shapes […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds encourages positive behavior

Peaceful Playgrounds behavior support

 PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds

Nearly two dozen parents, teachers and students arrived at Donaldson Way Elementary School early Saturday morning to help paint a new “peaceful playground” for students, a press release reported this week.

According to the statement issued by the school’s Parent Teacher Association, last spring the PTA […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

Fun, Colorful, and FREE ‘Peaceful Playground Recess Program’ on the way!

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‘Peaceful Playground’ recess program to be installed with Lowe’s Grant funds

The district is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to design and install a “Peaceful Playground” recess program on campus over the summer.

Peaceful Playgrounds are collections of colorful, permanent, and inexpensive ground-based games kids love to play and […]

Fifty year-old playground gets Peaceful Playground makeover

Lemmer Elementary opens with new playground makeover
By Jason Raiche – staff writer ( , Daily Press

ESCANABA – Students at Lemmer Elementary School now have new playground makeover allowing them ample opportunities for fun games and activities during recess.

The project was made possible through the school’s involvement with the Peaceful Playgrounds Program, which according to its […]

By |September 2nd, 2013|News and Media, Newspapers Articles|0 Comments

MIS cuts ribbon on Peaceful Playground

Monticello Intermediate School’s new “Peaceful Playground” was dedicated Friday morning, with students and adults joining to celebrate the opening of the new play space, which is designed to provide games that will teach children conflict resolution and cooperation skills, and combat childhood obesity.

The “Peaceful Playground” is a asphalted area which has a number of different […]

On the Path to Playground Peace Thanks to PEP Grant

PEP Grant-Peaceful Playground

 Moorpark Acorn News
New program in school district battles bullying
By Darleen Principe
Moorpark kids are learning how to keep the peace on the playground, one conflict at a time thanks to new PEP Grant.

In an effort to battle bullying and teach basic conflict-resolution skills, the Moorpark Unified School District is implementing a new program this year throughout […]

Play Right at Recess- It’s Like A Miracle

Peaceful Playground Recess Program

Play Right
Marni Pyke
The Northwest Herald

A year ago, controlled bedlam reigned in the South Elementary School playground in Crystal Lake during recess.

Children played a chaotic version of soccer that led to brawls and name calling. Those intimidated by the rough games wandered around the playground aimlessly at recess. Teachers wasted time dealing with the heated emotions […]

Eliminate School Recess? California State University San Marcos

school recess

Eliminate School Recess?
Let’s Skip It!
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
California State University San Marcos

Every decade or so educators stumble upon a really bad idea. The elimination of school recess is one such current example. Citing valid, yet, inconveniencing reasons such as liability concerns, supervision hardships, and the pressure to increase academic achievement, some educators see the “all work […]

Peaceful Playgrounds Reduction In Playground Problems


How to have a Peaceful Playgrounds – 1999

Aria Lopez-Rosende
Principal, Pioneer Elementary

I first learned about Peaceful Playgrounds (PP) as a classroom teacher over 10 years ago and heard about the resulting  reduction in playground problems. Then I became I Principal of Pioneer Elementary in Escondido and realized that with a playground of less than 4 acres for […]

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