• 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.
  • Fit and Fun Playscapes Launches Website Page Dedicated To Education Grants

    Fit and Fun Playscapes Launches Website Page Dedicated To Education Grants

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    Here at Fit and Fun Playscapes, we understand the challenges schools face in funding physical activity and/or sensory equipment. Often times, budgets are tight and resources constrained - especially in urban or rural districts where public education funding is particularly tight. That's why we created a special grants page dedicated to help you get the funding you need. We decided to organize our grants...
  • Four Hopscotch Templates For Your Summer Playground

    Four Hopscotch Templates For Your Summer Playground

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    Playing hopscotch is a great way for kids (and adults!) to get themselves outdoors and moving, especially during the warm summer months. There are tons of options for various types of hopscotches, from animals to biomes to buildings to simple squares, and can be painted with hopscotch paint or hopscotch chalk, both permanent and temporary. You can use your hands and feet for playing...
  • Student Anxiety in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

    Student Anxiety in the Post-Pandemic Classroom

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    Students Are Returning To The Classroom With Heightened Anxiety Students are returning to the classroom with more anxiety than ever, according to teachers across multiple disciplines. Student anxiety has been on the rise for years but has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic to never-before-seen levels. Teachers and parents are both concerned that if what is being described as a "mental health crisis" is...
  • Earth Day 2021 - How To Maintain A Safe, Happy & Healthy Gathering

    Earth Day 2021 - How To Maintain A Safe, Happy & Healthy Gathering

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    Earth Day is on Thursday, April 22. Just like millions of folks around the world, the staff here at Fit and Fun Playscapes is getting ready to show our support of the only planet (currently!) we call home. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we've had to adapt to the "new normal," which means following social distancing guidelines down to the county (or even...
  • The Challenges (And Surprising Benefits!) Of Attending A Virtual Conference During A Pandemic

    The Challenges (And Surprising Benefits!) Of Attending A Virtual Conference During A Pandemic

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    2020 was a difficult year for educational conference attendance, no doubt, but what about 2021? As vaccines start to roll out and the world begins to return to whatever the new normal is, how has the convention experience for educators changed? What are some of the challenges organizers faced during the pandemic and what are some of the obstacles they foresee in the near...
  • Year In Review 2020

    Year In Review 2020

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    YEAR IN REVIEW 2020 As the winter holiday approaches, it becomes that time of the year again here at Fit and Fun Playscapes. It is hard to believe yet another year has come and gone -- and boy, what a year it’s been – since we last took some time to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished over the past year. But that time...
  • A Time To Be Thankful - Thanksgiving 2020

    A Time To Be Thankful - Thanksgiving 2020

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    Every year during the holidays, we reflect on what we're thankful for here at Fit and Fun Playscapes by looking back throughout the year and examining what awesome stuff we did. This year, despite the ongoing pandemic, we've got a ton to be thankful for and, hopefully, a lot to look forward to in the next 12 months. Here's a few of the things...
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