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10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor PE & Recess Requests

By |January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playground Hassles and Headaches Video

Peaceful Playground Posters

School Playground Problems and Solutions Identified

Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program is built around research which identifies 5 things that go wrong on a typical school playground and 5 solutions to those problems.

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By |June 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers Workshop

Peaceful Playgrounds Training

Register for the National PE Institute and attend the Peaceful Playgrounds Summer Training of Trainers Workshop FREE
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Individuals interested in training for Peaceful Playgrounds should attend the Peaceful Playgrounds Training for Trainers session this summer at Asheville, North Carolina on July 31, 2014. This one […]

By |May 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brain Breaks Resources

Purpose of Brain Breaks

Well designed Brain Breaks accomplish three purposes: 1) they refresh students, 2) they refocus students for learning and 3) they re-energize students.

Every teacher has experience the glazed look from students who basically need a break.  Kids check-out when sitting and listening for a long period of time.  Once kids begin to check […]

By |March 13th, 2014|Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peaceful Playgrounds on Pinterest

Peaceful Playgrounds on Pinterest

We have a variety of Pinterest Boards that may be of interest to you.

Peaceful Playgrounds


U.S. Map Stencil Games

Games We Played

Classroom Games for Indoor Recess

Featured Articles by Dr. Bossenmeyer


Fitness Fun Zone

Play Nice Newsletter

Recess Before Lunch

Social Media

Physical Education

ECE Movement

Online Courses


Kids Walking Materials

Physical Activity

Brain Breaks


Nutrition Kids

School Grants


Teacher Stuff

Snow Days



By |March 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Comfortable Cafeterias

Comfortable Cafeteria

The notion of comfortable cafeterias was first promoted by the Montana Team Nutrition Network. Comfortable Cafeterias have three main goals: improve learning, behavior and student health. Some best practices for ensuring a comfortable and pleasant environment for students to eat is 1) a Recess Before Lunch schedule, 2) adequate time to eat and 3)a […]

By |November 14th, 2013|Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

High Energy Fitness Fun Zone for Schools and Students

Fitness fun Zone

by Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.

I stumbled upon an article entitled, “How to get fit at home in 20 minutes a day.” Clearly, it sounds doable unless, of course, you have a fitness phobia.

I […]

By |June 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Painting School Playground Markings

School Playground Markings Add Games to Your Playground
In painting  school playground markings the following supplies are necessary: 100 foot measuring tape, paint, playground chalk, snap line, a taut rope on a stake for marking the radius of circles, old cloth for spills, large sticks of chalk for detail work and layout prior to painting.

U.S. Map Stencil

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By |January 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playground Program Recognition

Many of the most respected sources in health and education recommend Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer’s innovative Peaceful Playgrounds and We Count! Student Wellness Programs have received playground program recognition from a variety of organizations.

Peaceful Playgrounds has received numerous playground program recognition awards including being  recognized as a fully NCLB Compliant Program. The Federal No Child Left Behind Act encourages the use […]

By |January 30th, 2013|About, Recognition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peaceful Playground Designs and Blueprints

Playground design contributes to the overall utility and functionality of playgrounds.

The playground is an essential part of any school and every community. Children spend many hours of their day occupying themselves with what the playground has to offer. The nearby neighborhood may enjoy both its appearance and its utility.

A playground design that […]

By |January 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Right to Recess Campaign

Saving School Recess

Put simply we  believe that all children have a right to recess.

Experts agree that playtime can be just as vital as classroom time to a child’s social, emotional and educational development.

Despite mounting evidence that kids need an outlet to blow off steam, learn to interact with others and get the exercise they need, […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Resources, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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