A better recess can teach kids how to make friends, resolve conflicts, and become leaders.

We’ve launched Recess Lab in order to help more principals, teachers, and students discover the power of play. Explore how improvements on the playground can impact the entire day at your school.

See what’s behind a great recess

Modeling participation

Staff engagement at recess can have a positive influence on how students play. Explore ways to encourage adult participation.


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“It bothered me to see people just watching the kids. Go out there! Play with them! Recess Lab encouraged me to get out and play more.”

—Kathy Vines, Educator, Maple Grade School, Illinois

Take the Checkup

Learn more about recess at your school by taking the Recess Checkup.

Take the Checkup