Creating an Inviting Place to Play

Playground Stencils or Markings

A playground with painted markings is an invitation to play!  Research from Ireland on playground marking tells us:

  • Children will be more engaged during recess if their playground has colourful game markings. 
  • When adults and students are trained on playground markings, they will be more widely used, thereby increasing physical activity
  • If there is appropriate equipment for the playground marking, children are more likely to use them and be active.

Playocracy has created a unique line of playground stencils:

Intelligent Stencil Kits: This unique line allows you to create your own recess games, outdoor classrooms, fundamental movement paths or anything else you need on your playground. 
You make the activities fit your playground - you don’t make your playground fit the activities!  These reusable stencils are made of Mylar.  This lightweight material is durable, easy to store, economical to ship, and reasonably priced. 
    FMS path of fun  FMS Snake ABC path 
    Paint colours     Triple Hopscotch