Amish Physical Education
For those who were grew up in Lancaster County, didn’t the annual snowfall seem exceedingly high each winter? Not so in this day and age! It seems we are lucky to get even a foot per winter. The winters seem warmer as well. So the other week, during our cold snap in our county, it was a delightful surprise to see this scene….Mennonite and Amish youth skating on a swimming pond turned skating rink. They truly were having a great time! It’s good they got out to skate when they did, because all the ponds were only frozen thick enough to skate on for a short time.
Although Amish schools have recess, they do not offer physical education, however, the young Amish certainly get a good amount of exercise! Often, Amish children and teens can be seen playing volleyball, baseball, ice hockey, and more. Let’s not forget how hard many of them work on the fields, with their animals, and more. Many of our Amish vendors featured on this website have their older teens and grown children laboring with them in the business. Sigh. If only all our kids would get that much exercise!
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