10 Life Lessons I Learned From Recess

I was really obsessed with recess, especially in the fourth and fifth grades. I was a creature of habit in terms of what part of the playground I liked to occupy every single day. Would you consider yourself a hopscotch pro? I do, because I literally played it every single day when I was nine. Sigh, I remember it like it was yesterday!

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement where they back the importance of recess for kids. Win! Even though I’m not a doctor, I couldn’t agree more considering how much I enjoyed recess. Once you get to high school, college, and then adult life, it’s kind of sad that there isn’t a point in your day to just run around and hang out with your friends.

Still, here are ten life lessons we’ve learned from the days of recess (we miss it so much!):

Did you love recess as a kid? Do you wish recess was still a part of your day? What was your favorite recess activity? Tell us in the comments!

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