You know who they are — they could be an outstanding teacher at your child’s school, the principal of a friend’s child’s elementary school, a newly elected official, or a local business owner who just erected a public playground. There is no limit to the number and variety of folks you can recognize and whose work you can affirm through your play committee’s support.
Have children in your neighborhood draw and design a Recognition Award or a thank you card thanking them for their advocacy efforts on behalf of play. You can buy inexpensive white tiles with markers or paint and have each child at the “thank-you party” draw what play means to them. Send these tiles to your high-profile advocates for play!
Create your own Playful Certificate of Achievement award to mail with a sincere thank-you note attached to it.
Invite him or her to be a speaker at your next Play Committee event.
"If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society."
– Jean Piaget, Swiss philosopher, 1896–1980