Play Opportunities And More This Winter!

Looking for the next Big Playful Idea?

Our Unconference: Play for Change attendees are! The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative is excited to announce eight Play for Change Big Idea grant recipients! Thanks to The Grable Foundation and The Benedum Foundation for their support of this effort. 
Grantees worked with their teams to come up with a Playful Big Idea to implement in their community. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Visit our website to learn about the Play for Change grant!


The Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative will be partnering with organizations in the Pittsburgh region on Pop-Up Play Days this winter. Thanks to the Great Remakegrant from the Remake Learning Network, there will be ten Play Pop-Ups taking place February 1 through April 1. Visit our events calendar to learn about upcoming events and the  Play Pop-Up Micro Grant.

Monthly Blog

This article is part of our Member Blog Series, which showcases Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Members' efforts and commitment to ensure that play is a critical element in the lives of people of all ages. Each month, a different member organization will share their take on how play is a part of the work they do. 

February 1, 2019
Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative Member Blog
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Playful Routines

UPMC Children’s Hospital’s Family Care Connection family supports centers work with families of young children often discussing routines as a key factor in preventative health and stress management for the whole family.

Routines have the power to create healthy balance within our personal lives and within our families. However, sometimes routines can become stale. Given the importance of routines, shouldn’t they be engaging, inspiring and playful instead? Here are some ideas to add excitement and thoughtful variation to routines. 



"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."
— John Cleese