A message to our Build & Play Kids…Keeping on Building your World
With Build & Play, the children are in charge which is what they love, they aren’t behind a desk they use their brain to create anything they want, nothing is impossible or wrong when it comes the B&P sessions.
My most memorable events in my childhood were spent outside and in the company of friends playing and exploring and from dawn to dusk. Today I see children in front of screens or taking tests at such a young age that they seem to miss the opportunity to just enjoy themselves. I hope events such as Build and Play will reinforce the importance of bringing play back into the forefront of our children’s lives and allow them to enjoy awesome wonder of the world around us.
Sunflower Creative Arts launched Sunflower Play Initiative in June 2018. Check out our top 10 highlights from June 2019-July 2020.
In May 2020, SPI launched Build and Play at Home, an initiative to bring play materials to children of economically-challenged families in Delray Beach and Lake Worth during this pandemic. Two hundred Sunflower Play Packs were made and distributed for the children at our partnered sites and in the community. Play packs are plastic shoe … Continue reading July 2020 Update – Build & Play at Home
Sunflower Play Initiative had the pleasure of hosting 34 Build & Play sessions at Farmworker’s After School Program from July 2018 – March 2020. Sessions lasted 60 – 120 minutes. Build & Play sessions took place under the carport with an abundance of “loose parts”: open-ended materials such as cardboard, tape, fabric, recyclables, science and … Continue reading Students Shine Bright at Farmworkers
In October 2019, SPI received funding from Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach to launch Build & Play After School, an enrichment program that encourages children to create, build, and PLAY with loose parts (open-ended materials). The hallmark of our program is giving children the freedom, space and time to engage in child-initiated creative play. The … Continue reading SPI launches Build & Play @ Home Initiative