Looking for a fun activites you can play during our current global pandemic?
Look no more. After hibernating all winter, Recess Cleveland was challenged to come up with something for families to bring the recess experience home during the current #STAYATHOME orders. And as usual we will not disappoint. We’re in the process of raising funding to build and distribute hundreds of “Activity Buckets” around the City of Cleveland. Similar to meal prep kits, our activity buckets will feature a 5 gallon bucket filled with play items, aka the ingredients, and rules, aka the recipes, to 15-20 games or activities you can setup and play with the contents of the activity bucket.
Your donation to Recess Cleveland directly supports our mission of bringing families and community members together promoting physical activity and the development of positive emotional and social skills in areas of the city that lack positive recreational environments. We’ll have contests, team games and individual activities for people of all ages and abilities! Donated funds help us offer snacks and refreshments at our events – the more donors we have, the more fun and support we can provide!
Social Impact: Research shows there is a direct correlation between physical activity and an overall positive, healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is also a direct correlation between impoverished neighborhoods, minorities and a lack of options for physical activity. Only 61% of African-American students get recess at school as compared to nearly 85% of white students. Neighborhoods with high rates of minorities and low incomes are the least likely to have resources to provide physical activity to its residents. Recess Cleveland changes all that.
Jarrett, O. A Research-Based Case For Recess. www.usplaycoalition.clemson.edu November 2013.