Pop-Up Build and Plays
Our Pop-Ups offer fun, direct, hands-on experiences to children, families, caregivers and educators through good old-fashioned play. Each Build and Play invites children of all ages to create, invent, and build anything using their imagination and a huge pile of recyclable loose parts such as large and small cardboard boxes, lots of tape, fabric, paper tubes, art supplies, etc.
Since June 2018, our Pop-Up Build and Play events were held at the Delray Beach Library, Catherine Strong Park, the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, and the Farm Workers Council in Lake Worth, and other child-friendly locations in South Florida. And stay tuned for more…
Have an idea on where to host the next Pop-Up Build and Play? Contact us. We want to hear your ideas.
“Play” talks and Workshops for Educators and Parents
We are a resource for play. Susan Caruso, Founding Director of the Play Initiative and Sunflower Creative Arts offers presentations and workshops for educators and parents.
TOPICS FOR EDUCATORS AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE:
- Play is Powerful
- Introduction to Play Learning
- Becoming a Playful Teacher
- Teaching Social and Emotional Skills through Play
- Acquiring 21st Century Skills through Play
- Environments and Invitations: Tools for Nourishing Creativity and Curiosity in Early Childhood
TOPICS FOR PARENTS INCLUDE:
- Play Empowers Children
- Becoming a Playful Parent
- Building Connections through Play
Need some help with play? One-on-one coaching is available to educators and organizations. We help schools set up sustainable play spaces , plan nature play scapes, incorporate child-directed play into curriculum…
Sunflower Play Initiative is a community outreach program of Sunflower Creative Arts, a Delray Beach based 501c3 nonprofit empowering children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts.