Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 03, 2012 -

“Build Strong Bones” “My Plate Food” and “Centipedes” would seem like classroom topics for most kids. Not if you are one of the many that attend the Austin Independent School District (AISD). These kids will soon get some serious play-time on their freshly stenciled playgrounds also known as the Active Play Project.

Dairy MAX and Fuel Up to Play 60 awarded AISD a district-wide grant to implement physical activity playground stencils in all 80 elementary schools. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a partnership between the NFL and the Dairy Council. The in-school nutrition and physical activity program supports innovative ideas like AISD’s Active Play Project. The Active Play Project began as a pilot in AISD and research showed it increased students’ physical activity minutes per day. AISD contracted Stencil Ease to produce the custom set of playground stencils to increase physical activity during the school day while educating students in a fun way about nutrition.
Stenciling skeletons, food images and creatures onto blacktop playground games such as hopscotch, jump rope and twister are just a few of the enhancements these playgrounds will offer. The program emphasizes locomotor skills, active play, awareness of the body and the importance of EXERCISE!

AISD chose as the supplier for each playground stencil kit. The design staff at worked closely with all groups to advise, engineer and manufacture a complete set of custom playground stencils for this initiative. The stencils will be painted on the playgrounds by PTO volunteers, teachers, community volunteers, students and AISD staff. has been manufacturing stencils for over 30 years and currently produces over 30,000 items. All of the stencils can be customized and cut on a variety of plastic materials for any painting application.

For more information visit, email:  or call 860-395-0150. For information about Fuel Up to Play 60 go to

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