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Smile, laugh, and be happy! In this productivity-obsessed world it’s easy to discount the importance of playfulness to our health. The truth is that a few minutes of laughter and joy can help you refocus during long study sessions, so ditch the energy drink and recharge with a few moments of fun!

Play to Boost Creativity
Play has great importance in our everyday lives. It can bring growth to our creativity skills, enhance our mood and encourage improved mental health. Learn about all the positives that Play can have in your life.

Lifelong Games: Playing Together for Fun
Many things may be flowing through your mind, but take some time to let loose and enjoy some play time! Here’s a list a few simple and fun games to get you started.

Classic Outdoor Play
Simon says check out this webpage for classic game essentials! Enjoy outdoor play with these non-tech games such as freeze tag, kick the can and red light, green light.

Check out these awesome Instructables to get started building your own fun!

TED Talk: Play Is More than Just Fun by Dr. Stuart Brown
This TED Talk explains why humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

The National Institute for PLAY
Take time to identify the science and research behind the necessity of PLAY in our everyday lives. Understand how play helps to shape the brain, encourage imagination abilities and stimulate the rejuvenation of the soul.

Right To Play
Right To Play has a mission to use sport and play in order to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities. Get Involved, Donate, volunteer or just discover worldwide news from this empowered global organization.

Capture the Flag
Play some games in groups! Run around, Laugh it off and have fun with some friendly competition.

Play Dough
Remember molding play dough as a child? You can still do it! Allow yourself to create shapes and anything you can in order to relax your body and revive your mind.

Addicting Games
Need a timeout from writing that 10 page term paper? Play some Tech savvy Sports, action or puzzle games to give your brain a break!

Do you have a helpful web app or resource you'd like to share with other CSUF students? Send your suggestions to Narayana Darst, Interim Director of Health Education and Promotion.