281 School Yard Games


For months I've heard, "There's nothing good to do at recess." According to Little D, this is the belief of all 5th graders. Today, I found myself at the elementary school a little early for pick up and just in time for free choice PE. Little D and two of her friends were standing around talking to me when I asked them what they were going to do. Again, I heard the "nothing good" story so I reached in my pocket and pulled out three pennies. What about hopscotch! Could you believe that only Little D had any idea how to play? What are they teaching in school these days?!? Amazingly, they had fun and got some exercise. Today, I'm grateful for healthy children and good old-fashioned school yard games. Maybe they're poised to make a comeback!