• PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION: A How-To Guide For Playground Supervision

    The book will include: Chapter 1 includes Featured Articles on: Playground Supervision Reduces Injuries, People Make a Difference on the Playground, Playground Supervision Accident or Injury, The Effects of Peaceful Playgrounds on Injuries  and Playgrounds Can Be Safe: Injury Reduction. Chapter 2 includes Tip Sheets for playground supervisors to take to the playground or to hand out 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. Chapter 3 consists of forms that may be helpful in supervising the playground including: Equipment Checkout Form, Playground Behavior Reports, and a  Public Playground Safety Checklist and an article on Handling Emergencies on the Playground. Chapter 4: Guides consists of various guides for the playground including: A Playground Supervisor’s Guide and information on download two free guides 1) Dirty Dozen Playground Injuries and the Playground Safety Handbook from the CPSC.  ***INSTANT DOWNLOAD***  In your hands in 10 seconds.   DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
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    Grab this set of Halloween Brain Break Activities that's sure to motivate active learning.  Brain Breaks help  children to focus, 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 a Cat Walk, Witches Whirling, Tossing Jack-o-Lanterns and Skip around the Brew Pot. ©2014 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available for multiple users. (Clip Art by Melonheadz Doodles)      
  • US Map Stencil Games Book. Twenty new games to encourage outdoor learning activities. Games Include: 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, and Spell One.   ***INSTANT DOWNLOAD***  In your hands in 10 seconds.  
  • 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.
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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.
  • 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.  
  • School Playground Report

    This is a pdf download of a playground or recess report form. Put the 8.5" by 11" (4) report form on the copier and track playground incidents.
  • 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.
  • Brain Breaks: Beach Day

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    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.
  • 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  outdoor playground actions.    Students take turns rolling the dice and leading outdoor playground 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.
  • 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.
  • This Playground Rules Poster Set includes 8 posters listing some of the most utilized playground rules. 1) Listen to Playground Supervisors, 2) Be Respectful and Kind, and 3)Keep hands and feet to yourself Represent a few of the posters  included in the set.
  • Workout Cards

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    This set of 12 workout cards shows an illustration of the various exercises to be performed. Set includes: Push ups, leg lifts, bent knee toe touches and more. Great for Brain Breaks and indoor recess or physical education.
  • 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 Yoga Fortune Teller Game to determine the choice of yoga movement children will perform. This is a great activity for encouraging stretching in a fun manner.  You can use the Yoga  fortune teller for pairing 2 kids for stretching or use one fortune teller in front of the whole class and pick students to pick an yoga move based on their Fortune Teller selection. The set contains a colored Yoga Fortune Teller, a black and white Yoga Fortune Teller and a Blank Fortune Teller to download and let children fill adding yoga moves making their own. Scanning the QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.  
  • 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 kids favorite from the Popular Games Series. Turkey Tails is a fast paced, fun and challenging dodging and quick movement game. Say goodbye to video games this game will quickly become your students' favorite game. Limited supplies needed (an old sock for each child) and you have everything you need. Check out our other games in our POPULAR GAMES SERIES coming soon. A sure hit for K-8.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Fall Theme Brain Breaks

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    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.
  • Grab this set of Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving “themed” set of 16 brain break cards. Some examples include: Walk around shaking hands and saying "howdy pilgrim", do the pilgrim shuffle, do an Indian dance and alternating knee touches.
  • P.E. Activities Station Cards are ready to print and go. This P.E. Activities Station Card/Sign Set is great for movement Stations. There over 200 station cards/signs around the following them sets:  Agility, Balance, Body Image, Cooperation, Hopping, Kicking, Running, Social Skills and Throwing and Catching. The P.E. Activities Stations Cards are 9 sets of approximately 20 skills-based activities in each set.  Each station card complies with NASPE standards-based instructional teaching and there are plenty of activities for the students to take part in for school year. The PE Activities Skills Based Stations Cards/Signs are designed for Kindergarten through 5th grade students.
  • Brain Break: Spring

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    Spring Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Spring Brain Break Cards 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 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  hop like a bunny, use your arms to soar like a bird, and  pretend your dancing in the rain to name a few.
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    Printable version * Print pages on card stock * Laminate if you prefer *Cut out cards. *Hole punch and put on a ring. * Check our other Brain Break Activities in Virtual Store Catalog.
  • 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.

  • Grab this set of Brain Break Pirate Parade 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.    Some examples include: adjust the sails, climb to crows Nest, drop the anchor, hit the deck, salute a shipmate, jump overboard etc. 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 P.E.
  • 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.  
  • 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
  • P.E. Posters

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    Enjoy this set of P.E.  posters.  Sure to spruce up any classroom and assist with classroom management techniques and motivational language.  Posters include sports figures with sayings like:  "All set, you bet," "the score was won to won, " and "P.E.= Praise with Enthusiasm."  The P.E. Poster Set comes with 10 (8.5" by 11") posters. THIS IS A DOWNLOAD ONLY!  For Individual Use.
  • These cards were designed for use with the U.S. Map Stencil or a U.S. Map painted on the playground.  However, they can also be used indoors for indoor games with students locating them on a pull-down map or an overhead projector with a dry erase marker. Copy and print the worksheet of the U.S. Map. Have students label the states and capitals. Take students outside for a State Match Game using the cards and a State Abbreviations Game. Two full sets of state cards included.
  • Most schools strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess the classroom rules are not adequate for some playground behaviors. For this reason, playground supervisors or paraprofessionals sometimes find themselves without a protocol for handing discipline issues unique to the playground. This professional article by Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer covers how teachers and playground supervisors should respond to inappropriate behavior on the playground and steps to take when the behavior continues.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Valentine's Brain Break Cards Grab this set of Valentine's Day Brain Break Cards 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 15 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  You float my boat (swim to shore),  You make my heart sing (touch heart then toes), & You're just the valentine for me (Go say something nice to a valentine). 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. ©2015 Bossenmeyer All Rights Reserved. For single classroom use only. Do not duplicate. A site license is available.
  • Enjoy these Thanksgiving PE and Party Games. This set includes: Pilgrims and Indians Chasing Game Turkey Tag Game Turkey Tails High Activity Game (A student favorite!) Cold Turkey Challenges (8) are great for groups or individual play.  Challenges cover all grades and ages. Turkey Shoot a Bowling Type Activity.
  • 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.
  • Brain Breaks: Road Trip

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    Grab this set of Road Trip 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 “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  pose for pictures, dance to Route 66 music, and step on the accelerator.
  • Brain Breaks: Rock Star

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    Grab this set of Rock Star 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 Rock Star “themed” set of 16 brain break cards.  Some examples include:  Play the drums, Rock out on the keyboard, and dance like a first grader.