August Grants Newsletter just released!

Click here to view! Many new grants opportunities listed in this newsletter along with a free download! FREE DOWNLOAD EXERCISE CARDS  The Peaceful Playgrounds set of Exercise Cards are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set, as well as, have an illustration for each task card. They are a great idea for [...]

By |2019-08-25T01:41:57-07:00August 21st, 2019|Announcement, Newsletter|Comments Off on August Grants Newsletter just released!

Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds Sensory Motor Pathways Playground Markings

BACKGROUND Locomotor skills are the foundation of large muscle movements and the cornerstone of gross motor coordination. There are eight basic locomotor movements which include: walk, run, hop, jump, gallop, skip, leap and slide. Research suggests that once a child can walk and run comfortably then he/she is ready to learn the other six movements. [...]

By |2019-07-31T07:20:45-07:00July 31st, 2019|Announcement, Featured Articles, playground, Products, Recess|Comments Off on Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds Sensory Motor Pathways Playground Markings

School Recess Revival

School Recess Article In recent years, an effort to pass laws mandating school recess for elementary school-age students has picked up steam largely as a result of parent advocates who believe school recess plays an important role in their child’s well-being.  The first parent uprising formed to put school recess into Florida schools [...]

By |2019-07-01T10:40:40-07:00June 30th, 2019|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on School Recess Revival

June Grants Newsletter Just Released.

June Grants Newsletter. Grants to check out: American Heart Association/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation VOICES FOR HEALTHY KIDS: W.K. Kellogg Foundation Kellogg Foundation Grants: Action for Healthy Kids Grants Game On Grants & BE Time Grants Home Depot Community Impact Grants Coming Soon! We are excited to announce the development of our latest product which is nearing [...]

By |2019-06-18T13:56:52-07:00June 18th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on June Grants Newsletter Just Released.

Green School Yards Free Activity Guides

Green Schoolyards America believes school grounds are very important to children and youth and shape their experience of the world around them.  May is Green Schools Month so go outside on school grounds with students of any age, to engage in outdoor learning, play, and other activities. Green Schoolyards America’s FREE Living Schoolyard Activity Guide [...]

By |2019-06-13T15:14:38-07:00May 28th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Green School Yards Free Activity Guides

Soccer Safe Places to Play Grant

Safe Places To Play Grant – Summer 2019 The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on both an annual basis (Program grants) and through a rolling process (Safe Places to Play grants) to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game — from assisting programs with [...]

By |2019-05-15T09:24:33-07:00May 15th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Soccer Safe Places to Play Grant

“Be Time” Grant Information Available

Action for Healthy Kids partnered with  GoGo squeeZ to offer Game On grants with a focus on BE Time for the 2019-2020 school year. The grants, which range from $5,000-$10,000, provide funding and AFHK's support to schools to create more options for unstructured time that nurtures growth and learning. "BE Time" is time spent without screens for [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:46:49-07:00April 18th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on “Be Time” Grant Information Available

School Grants 2019

Playground and Garden Grants Check out the school grants page on  the Peaceful Playgrounds website. We just updated all grants with new links to grant information and applications. Grant types include: physical activity grants, shade structure grants, garden and nutrition grants, tree grants, as well as community and corporation grants.

By |2019-08-28T23:39:51-07:00April 10th, 2019|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on School Grants 2019

Game On Newsletter Full of Great Resources

 I get a lot of newsletters on kids health and most are really good. I particularly like the Game ON- Action for Healthy Kids Newsletter. The April edition is just out. You can view it here: https://buff.ly/2OyMW3t Or sign up here: https://buff.ly/2OvG1rP   Topics include: Promote health materials, Stories and songs for movement, walking programs Food Waste [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:41:39-07:00March 28th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Game On Newsletter Full of Great Resources

This type of exercise has a powerful Effect on Kid’s Brains

Kids aren't getting enough of the type of exercise they need. ©Away with pixels The brain works in magical ways. Movement allows it to rebuild neural networks, process new tasks and skills, and connect its logical and creative sides for optimal performance in school, sports, and life. In a 2011 meta-analysis of 59 [...]

By |2019-03-20T08:58:25-07:00March 20th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on This type of exercise has a powerful Effect on Kid’s Brains

Game On Grants Deadline April 5, 2019

April 5, 2019, is the deadline for applying for the Game On or parent lead school grants through Action for Healthy Kids. Regional Managers and State Coordinators are available to work with you on your application. With a $1000 grant, you can build a school garden, get equipment for active recess, or start a before [...]

By |2019-02-28T12:20:46-07:00March 1st, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Game On Grants Deadline April 5, 2019

Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids from American Heart Association

Parents and caregivers are essential decision-makers when it comes to the nutrition, physical activity and health needs of their children. Our Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids is a collection of resources that will help you empower your child(ren) to develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.

By |2019-02-28T11:22:57-07:00February 28th, 2019|Announcement, Nutrition|Comments Off on Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids from American Heart Association

Peaceful Playgrounds: Problem Solving on the Playground

Playgrounds serve to be a microcosm of the world where our kids learn important lessons. They are filled with students who are human.  Perfection may not be possible but the aspiration to create a peaceful playground is paramount.  We want our future generation to accept that everyone is invited to the party and we all [...]

By |2019-02-16T08:21:30-07:00February 16th, 2019|Announcement|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds: Problem Solving on the Playground

Action for Healthy Kids School Grants-Deadline April 5, 2019

School Grants Now Available for California Schools Give your students a boost in the 2019-2020 school year with a Game On grant, school breakfast grant, or parent-led grant. Receive funding and resources to increase physical activity opportunities, improve nutrition initiatives, or expand breakfast participation to make sure students are healthier and better prepared to learn. [...]

By |2019-02-14T09:32:45-07:00February 14th, 2019|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on Action for Healthy Kids School Grants-Deadline April 5, 2019