Global School Play Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Hazelwood Elementary School will participate in a national activity promoting the importance of unstructured play. Over 133,147 students and counting around the world will be participating in this awesome event!

Please take a few minutes and listen to Peter Gray explain why unstructured play is so important...

Teachers will plan a forty five minute block during the day where students will be encouraged to play. Teachers and staff will not organize the activities for the students. The teacher's role is to provide and ensure a safe environment for all. This is a student based activity!

I am sure teachers will be amazed by what our students come up with!

Call For Toys...

Students are permitted to bring in one toy to play with. The only rules are the toy should NOT require batteries, electricity, be an electronic device (ipad, etc), or reflects a weapon. Some ideas are: board games, Lego's, dolls, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, jigsaw puzzle, or any toy your child would like to play with.

Additional Information About #GSPD

Global School Play Day Homepage

The Decline of Play - Peter Gray

Global School Play Day - Official Video and Song

Rich Gianchiglia


Hazelwood Elementary School

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." - Plato