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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Rainy Days = Indoor Recess

We have had rain and cold temperatures for the past few days up here in the Northeast.  Which means that my kids have been stuck inside for too long.  One of the downsides of living where it is cold is the fact that we spend many recesses indoors.  Most of the time, we try to encourage the students to find calm things to to during indoor recess.  And sometimes that's successful.

There are some days however, when we just know that the kids need to get some energy out - even if they are inside.  One fun activity that the students always enjoy is making and flying paper airplanes.  So that's what we did today!  I pulled out lots of colored paper and my Big Big Book of Paper Airplanes so the students could make their airplanes.

Then the chaos began!  Planes were flying everywhere.  Kids were chasing each other, throwing planes at each other, and have airplane races.  By the end of recess, the kids were worn out and ready to go back to sitting still and learning. {And I had only gotten hit once!}

If you need something to keep your kids busy at home on a cold, rainy day, then airplanes is the way to go.  You can find instructions online for all different styles of planes. even has downloadable patterns for you to use!  What a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!

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