This is the floor AFTER a snowball fight in Miss Marilyn’s classroom.
Our most recent unit has been about winter. We’ve been learning about snow and with it comes snowmen and snow angels and sledding and ice skating and hats and mittens and scarves and boots and hot chocolate with marshmallows and throwing snowballs!
And boy have we had fun throwing snowballs! 🙂 Not real ones of course. And our snow isn’t real either. And our forts to hide behind may not have really been made of ice, but rather just our chairs. And our hill to slide down on our sled may just have been a slight incline in our inside heated hallway sans snow. But our hot chocolate with marshmallows is real! ♡ And the excitement that is shared by all the kids as we “pretend” couldn’t be more real!!!
When’s the last time you had a “Snow Day”? A day when temperatures were below freezing and you dressed up in your winter outside gear and just went out and played. Played until you couldn’t feel your toes. Then went in and sipped hot chocolate. With lots of marshmallows!
If you were a kid when you last remember doing so, then that’s just too long! You can do it inside! Just like we do! Just pretend! 🙂
Nothing is more precious than the smiles and laughter of young children as they engage in play. It’s their work. Their imaginations are limitless.
The next time it’s Brrr cold outside, bring the outside in. Bring the winter play time indoors. Move the breakables and have a snowball fight with rolled up socks. There’s something about it that you just can’t resist throwing just one. 🙂
Let’s all let our inner child out. Out to play. Jesus wants us to all have the faith of little children any way. Then pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa in your favorite mug, sit and savor it, and thank God for play.
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play.
Love and laughter,