September 16, 2009

More great Play Day ideas!

Kids playingThe great Play Day ideas just keep coming!  Check them out below and let us know how your Play Day compares!

With the help of a grant from KOOL-AID, Atlanta residents near the corner of North Ave. and Freedom Parkway installed a new playground for the children they serve in May of this year. For their Play Day, local parents and children are going to add landscaping to the playground to make it even more welcoming and engaging for the community.

Kenmore, Washington was recently named one of the top 10 cities to raise a family by Family Circle Magazine. They’ve made sure their kids have great places to play by renovating local parks and playgrounds. To help Kenmore Elementary School bring their playground up to safety standards, the PTA used the DIY tools KaBOOM! hosts online,  raised $75,000 in 9 months, and redid their whole playground.  With that completed, the community wanted to celebrate their accomplishments by holding a Play Day.

The Will Rogers Elementary School in Oklahoma City seves almost 500 students, 20 percent of which are differently-abled, so they’re holding their Play Day on Friday evening. The “Wrangler Fun Fair” will help raise money and volunteers to help upgrade their playground so it can be accessible to all students. 

In the rural town of Lake Los Angeles, their elementary school has the highest poverty level in Los Angeles County. Recent budget cuts have forced them to combine two schools into one. For their Play Day, they’re holding a Back to School Celebration on Saturday to help get kids excited about school and learning.

In Takoma Park, Md., their Play Day will include a dress-up parade, Turkish dancing, and henna tattooing. Maryland state senator, Jamie Raskin, will stop by to lead everyone in a game of Simon Says.