• The Sensory Benefits of Raking Leaves

    The Sensory Benefits of Raking Leaves

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    If you live in a northern climate, it's that time of the year again! The weather is turning cooler, Halloween is just around the corner, and soon your yard will be filled with golds, reds, yellows, and oranges. It'll be super pretty, but also pretty difficult to clean up when the time comes to rake your yard. Parents may dread this time of year...
  • Tips For How To Make Outdoor Recess Games With Spray Chalk

    Tips For How To Make Outdoor Recess Games With Spray Chalk

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    Kids are back in the building! In most districts across the country, kids have gone back to school. Teachers, who spent the summer months wondering what the new school year was going to look like - whether in person, online, hybrid, etc. - have been left scrambling to entertain their students during recess. Don't fret - we have the solution!! One of the easiest...
  • The 10 Best Outdoor Recess Activities You Can Try For Fall 2021

    The 10 Best Outdoor Recess Activities You Can Try For Fall 2021

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    The 10 Best Outdoor Recess Activities You Can Try For Fall 2021 Looking for the best outdoor recess activities for Fall 2021? Look no further, because we've gathered a list of the ten (10) best outdoor recess activities that you can do with your students right now, even if back to school is right around the corner. Already back to school? That's okay - these...
  • 10 Best Sidewalk Chalk Art Ideas For Back To School

    10 Best Sidewalk Chalk Art Ideas For Back To School

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    10 Of The Best Sidewalk Chalk Art Ideas For Kids Going Back To School Don't you remember drawing with chalk on your sidewalk or in your driveway when you were younger? Have you happened across sidewalk chalk art on your afternoon walks around the neighborhood? Maybe you've seen chalk games that kids drew in a playground area, like hopscotch or four square (boxball) -...
  • Active Sidewalks: How Sidewalk Chalk Art Can Bring Play To Your School

    Active Sidewalks: How Sidewalk Chalk Art Can Bring Play To Your School

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    As schools emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, communities are recognizing the need to continue to provide safe, versatile, and inexpensive ways to offer more outdoor fitness options for kids. Active Sidewalks, in conjunction with sidewalk chalk art and spray paint stencils, have emerged as the perfect blend of affordability, engagement, and enjoyment in schools and communities.
  • Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

    Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

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    Planning your outdoor playspace is extremely important. According to an Aug. 2016 study conducted by the University of Missouri, titled In the Zone: An Investigation into Physical Activity during Recess on Traditional versus Zoned Playgrounds, “Researchers found that average physical activity increased by 10 percent and children averaged 175 steps more on a zoned playground compared to a traditional playground.” But what the heck is a...
  • The Three Best Physical Benefits of Recess (Redefining Recess)

    The Three Best Physical Benefits of Recess (Redefining Recess)

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      WHAT IS RECESS? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), recess can be defined as “a regularly scheduled period within the school day for physical activity and play that is monitored by trained staff or volunteers.” In other words, any daily activity that gets children up and moving can be defined as recess, whether it be hopscotch, outdoor sporting activities like kickball or soccer, or aerobic...
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