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  • "I Spy" is a student favorite! This set comes with a colored "I Spy" sheet, a black and white "I Spy" sheet and a direction sheet with answer key. Duplicate the printable or put pages in a plastic sleeve and use a dry erase marker or crayon over-and-over again. This activity is great for rainy or snow day recess and Physical Education or for students who must sit out due to illness or injury. 8 pages  
  • 10 Rainy and Snow Day Activities for Indoor Recess and PE

    PLEASE NOTE- UPDATED 2019

    Today although a nuisance, there are many positive activities appropriate for rainy days that keep kids active and burn off excess energy allowing students to focus and sit during afternoon lessons. I’ve scanned the list for activities that could be conducted for indoor recess or physical education activities on inclement days. Please leave comments. Visit www.peacefulplaygrounds.com for additional resources.
  • 10 Tips for Getting Your Grant Funded

    This article will share ten tips from my experience in getting a school grant funded.  It is just one of many resources found on the Peaceful Playgrounds website for writing and securing grants for schools. It is important to remember that a  grant is more than funding.  Once funds are received the real work of implementing your idea or project begins.
  • Playground Supervision

    Serious accidents which occur in schools typically happen on the playground, and often playground supervision is a contributing factor. In fact, approximately 200,000 accidents each year send children to the emergency room for treatment of an injury which occurred on the school playground. The following tips are designed to increase the quality of the playground supervision in your school, insuring that children are safe on your playground.
  • 42 Integrated Movement and Learning Activities

    6 Full Classroom Sets of 2 Go Game Rugs -  Great for Brain Breaks Materials 2-Go Games Rugs which are great for Brain Break Activities integrate physical activity with academic learning standards designed for indoor classroom movement and learning.  The 2-Go Games Program includes 6 colorful large game mats and 180 matching student table cards with markers.  Enough for 6 full classrooms!
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  • Basic vs Super Charged Brain Breaks

    A basic "brain break" is a 2 or 3 minute break away from the topic currently being taught combined with a movement activity. The best kind of a brain break is a Supercharged Brain Break which entails a movement activity linked to an academic concept. Supercharged Brain Breaks have a double punch by reinforcing an academic concept and introducing a new movement concept or exercise. Physical Activity and Health Benefits Brain Breaks have another important benefit. They can contribute to the recommended daily amount of 60 minutes of physical activity as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Association of Sports and Physical Education. “Brain Breaks work by getting children moving physically which increases the blood flow by bringing more oxygen to the brain and leads to better concentration. Well developed Brain Breaks can help students stretch, develop flexibility, improve coordination and gain focus for the next lesson,” according to the Action for Healthy Kids Organization.
    Professional Article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
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    The brief checklist talks about 5 things schools can do immediately to reduce playground injuries.  This article is written by Peaceful Playgrounds Founder, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer.
  • Improving your Playground

    I watched a less popular girl, Allison, walk up to a group of four girls who were playing a game of four-square. As she approached and asked, “Can I play?” she was quickly rebuffed. “The game is closed,” Janey, the ring leader, announced. Given the school is a Peaceful Playgrounds’ school, I was surprised at the response because of the “You can’t say, ‘You can’t play’” mantra. Allison, whose disappointment was obvious, turned to play another game. Fortunately, the playground was filled with alternate game choices and two other four-square courts. Allison selected one of those courts and soon was happily involved in another four-square game. This time she didn’t ask, but rather waited in line by the letter D. Permission: is it a good idea?
  • Given the value of recess in a student’s physical and social development, and the need for periodic breaks from classroom instruction, using recess as punishment is inappropriate. Listed below are some alternatives to withholding recess. ZERO-COST ALTERNATIVES 1. Sit by friends 2. Watch a video 3. Read outdoors 4. Teach the class 5. Have extra art time
  • Action Animals Brain Break Cards

    Grab this set of Action Animals Theme Brain Break Activities that’s 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 “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include: Exercise like an Elephant,  Lion Lunge like a Lion Tamer,  Play Monkey See, Monkey Do,  and Play Tug with a Tiger to name a few. Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch gray dot and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.   Brain Breaks by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2014 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
  • A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Games.  Use the Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller Game to practice Anti-Bullying sayings and strategies. This is a great activity for encouraging anti-bullying sayings.  You can use the Anti-Bullying  fortune teller for pairing 2 kids or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an Anti-Bullying activity based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller, a black and white Anti-Bullying Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in adding anti-bullying strategies of  their own.   Scan the QR Code to view How To Video Fortune T Video
  • The Anti-Bullying Poster Set has 13 Anti-Bullying messages like: "It isn't big, to make other feel small,"  "Making people sad is bad," and "Don't watch a fight.  Do what's right. Perfect as a teaching tool and discussion starter, as well, as for posting around the classroom or gym.   The poster is comes with 13 (8.5 by 11") 4 color posters ready for download.  
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various baseball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading baseball actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess. Print dice. Cut out dice. Laminate if preferred.
  • Kids will love this easy to play and highly entertaining game that's easy to make and inexpensive.  Just print and scan the QR code for easy to follow instructions for students. The set contains a colored  Fortune Teller, a black and white  Fortune Teller and a Design- Your-Own-Game Fortune Teller to download and let children fill in baseball strategies of  their own.
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the various  basketball actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading basketball actions and exercise motions. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess.
  • The regulation basketball court stencil provides for an accurate key forming a shooting range from both the 2 point  line  and the 3 point line.  The basketball court stencil includes layout and painting instructions.  The paper stencil eliminates measuring. Easy to install. Low cost and accurate. No room for a full basketball court?  No problem.  Install shooting keys with this economical stencil.  
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    The Be Active Your Way Set of 5 posters provide suggestions for an active lifestyle.   The posters suggest being active every day, walking to schools begins an active day, and playing sports brings fun everyday.  Great for a health lesson or encouraging kids to unplug from technology and go outside and play.   Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer Founder/President Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved.
  • Beach Day Brain Breaks

    $4.00$20.00
    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.
  • Last Player Standing is a board game designed by Peaceful Playgrounds for an indoor activity on a rainy day or snow day. This is one of 10 Board Games that span K-8. The perfect answer for Indoor Physical Education as well. Last Player Standing is a multiplayer dice game based on boxing. It is a sure hit with boxing fans. Scan the QR code in the preview section to see the game in action. Last Player Standing is aimed at grades 1-8 graders. This board game requires rolling 2 dice and players try to roll a pre-selected "Knock Out" number to remove opponents from the ring. This unique game guarantees loads of fun on a rainy day or snow day when students are trapped inside. Game requires some adding but relies on chance. Print Game Board at 11 x 17". Laminate if preferred and add two dice and a marker for each player. Scan QR Code for game playing instructions. Designed by Dr.Melinda Bossenmeyer
  • Board Game- Pitstop

    $5.00$25.00
    Pitstop is a board game designed by Peaceful Playgrounds for an indoor activity on a rainy day or snow day. This is one of 10 Board Games that span K-8. The perfect answer for Indoor Physical Education as well. Pitstop is formula motor racing at its best. It is a dice game based on racing formula motor cars. It is a sure hit with motor racing fans. Scan the QR code in the preview section to see the game in action. Pitstop is aimed at 3-8 graders. This board game requires rolling 5 dice and moving around the board which is designed for two racers. This unique game guarantees loads of fun on a rainy day or snow day when students are trapped inside. Game requires double digit adding. Print Game Board at 11 x 17". Laminate if preferred and add two markers and 5 dice. Designed by Dr.Melinda Bossenmeyer
  • Grab this set of Sport Stars Brain Break Activities that’s 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 “themed” set of 12 brain break cards, station posters and Powerpoint.

    Sports included:  Baseball, boxing, basketball, football, golf, hockey, karate, jog, softball, soccer, swim and tennis.

    Printable version * Print pages on card stock

    *Print Posters * Laminate if you prefer

    *Cut out cards. *Hole punch brain break cards and put on a ring

    * post posters around the room for indoor recess or physical education.

  • This is a set of 14 Brain Break Exercise Cards with a Christmas Theme.  The cards include activities like:  Walk around the room shaking hands and saying "Happy Holidays",  walk on hands and feet like a reindeer and Elf warm up with jumping jacks. Great activities for Brain Breaks, indoor recess and Physical Education on rainy or snow days.  Add any Christmas song to get kids up and moving.  
  • Easy, easy, easy and Packed with FUN! Enjoy this set of 72 Holiday Brain Break Cards. Holidays included: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Xmas, St. Patrick Day, and Valentines Day. This Bundle saves you 25%. Individual Price $4 a set but with this bundle only $3 each for loads of fun activities that can be used year round for brain breaks inside or outdoor PE. GREAT for rainy day or snow day activities! Laminate, cut out and put on a ring for easy of use. 40 pages Check out our other brain break bundles as well.
  • School and District Discounts Available

    This course was designed to meet state bullying prevention training requirements for school staffs.  The course will: 1. define bullying as prescribed by law,  2. give an overview of state legislative requirements,3. provide teacher and staff training on responding to bullying and 4. will give guidance to the district, school and staff responsibilities as defined by legislation. Includes Professional Development Completion Certificate and Open Badge Certification. Call for volume pricing 951-245-6970.
  • The Character Education Posters are for K-6 grades. The ten poster set covers the following character traits: honesty, compassion, cooperation, courage, generosity, kindness, perseverance, respect, responsibility and friendship. Each poster is a printable ready for posting. Select a trait for each week as a theme to organize assignments around. Grades K-8 Physical Education, Classroom Resources, Home Schooling and Counseling.
  • Christmas PE and Classroom Party Games contains 8 games: Candy Cane Walk, Penguin Relay, Secret Santa Tag, Wreath Toss, Snowball Run, Christmas Puzzles Relay, Alphabet Word Challenge and Holiday Board Game (Holiday Roll 4 Fun and Fitness). For ages K-5th grade. Pack includes both indoor and outdoor games (someone can take students outdoors for a couple of games while someone sets up inside the classroom for the party.)
  • Cinco De Mayo PE and Classroom Party Games for Kids

    Enjoy these Cinco De Mayo Themed Physical Education and Party Games.  They are great activities and games to pull out and set up quickly for the classroom and outdoor fun. This set includes: History of Cinco de Mayo Geography -Map of Mexico Food- Dessert Cup Art- Flag to Color Art- Project Maracas Arts- Mariachi Music Art- Decorate the Sombrero Art- Paper Dolls Active Games: Mexican Hat Dance, Avion-Hopscotch, Steal the Sombrero, Mexican Balloon Pop, Hot Chili Peppers Jump Rope, The Blind Hen-La Gallinita Ciega, Rock, Paper, Scissors and a Game Certificate. Eight active games that are great for groups or individual play.  Challenges cover all grades and ages.
  • Cold Weather Tips are seven (5" x 7") posters on how to keep warm during an outdoor recess. Posters include: wear layers you can take off as the day warms up, put on your hat and mittens on cold days, and wear a winter scarf to keep you warm.
  • Grab this set of Cowboy and Cowgirl Rodeo s 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 this Cowboy and Cowgirl Rodeo set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  gallop around the room like a horse, do your best line dance, and put on your cowboy/girl boots and do 10 kicks with each leg.
  • 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 brain break activities inside or perfect for warm up exercises in physical education class held outside. The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 12 exercise cards.  This makes a great edition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of products for  a quick instant activity or warm up that can be student led.
  • A fortune teller  is an origami used for children's games.  Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game.  Use the Move Your Body Fortune Teller Game to determine the choice of exercise and the number of repetitions children will perform. This is a great activity for encouraging exercise in a fun manner.  You can use the Move Your Body fortune teller for pairing 2 kids for exercising or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an exercise based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Move Your Body Fortune Teller, a black and white Move Your Body Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill adding exercises making their own. Scanning the QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.    
  • Enjoy this set of dice for indoor recess or physical education activities.  Roll the number die for the number of repetitions to perform the exercises.  Roll the exercise die to determine the exercise.  Students take turns rolling the dice and leading exercises. Students can make their own dice prior to playing the activity. Great for Rainy Day or Snow Day Activities or indoor recess.
  • Fall Theme Brain Breaks

    $4.00$20.00
    NOVEMBER FREE DOWNLOAD Grab this set of Fall Theme Brain Breaks  that’s 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 “themed” set of 12 brain break cards.  Some examples include: Apple picking, Acorn Toss, Leaves, Wheel barrel, Fall, Hot Coco, Pumpkin Hop, Cat, Autumn, Juggling, and Black Bird.
  • Fantasy Football Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Fantasy Football Brain Breaks 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 Fantasy Football “themed” set of 19 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Run with knees high for 30 seconds, do your best touchdown and do a stadium wave. Printable version
* Print pages on card stock
* Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards.
*Hole punch and put on a ring. Brain Breaks
 by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer
Founder/President
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved.
 For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate.
A site license is available.
  • Jump Rope Activity Stencils, Fun Zone Stencils, Jump Ropes, Beanbags, Dice, Nutritional Cards, Activity Manual, Blueprints, Music CD, Instructional DVD, Paint Machine, Storage Backpack & Skillastics Activities Kit.
    Link to a detailed listing of components.
  • The Fitness Fun Zone Fitness Trail has 24 stations which can be configured to meet your needs.  You can make a huge 24 station fitness trail utilizing all 24 station stencils or 2 smaller 12 station trails.  The smaller 12 station trail consists of a set of exercise stations like long jump, jump to the sky, quick jumps, and twister to name a few.   The 12 jump rope stations include: Bell, Basic jump, skier and straddle cross jumping to name a few. Scan the QR codes with a smartphone to see demonstrations on how to perform activities at each station.
    More information on the Fitness FunZone Fitness Trail.