Recess. The time where you could be transported to a professional football field, a medieval castle, or a concert stage- all in twenty minutes time. I remember the dreaded fifth grade when our recesses went from three times a day down to one, a disadvantage of getting older in grade school world.
Colton, my four year old, is in his first year of preschool and even though their school day lasts a whopping 2.5 hours, they get a little recess time. He says his favorite thing to do is to drive cars and “stand on them,” whatever that means.
When I asked my husband to reminisce about his old days of recess, a smile was brought to his face. He said every single recess, of every single day him and his buddies played two-hand touch football (but sometimes they got a little carried away). I could totally imagine him being gung-ho about recess football, even in the winter, trying his hardest like it was the championship game. That is totally his comptetitive personality.
Me on the other hand, I remember walking around repeatedly singing “In The Jungle,” from the Lion King or seeing how many of my friends and I could cram in the tunnel slide before the teachers stopped our record breaking attempts (I think the record was 16).
So many fond memories of recess! Did you know,iIn the past twenty years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week. Danimals Rally for Recess is a national initiative designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school. Go to Danimals Rally for Recess for a chance to win $20,000 for your Elementary school playground. Plus each day Danimals is giving recess-related prizes to keep kids healthy and active. Share your Recess memories below and go to Rally for Recess for more information on how your school can win!
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