Winter Carnival

March 23, 2023

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Spaulding Academy & Family Services in Northfield recently held its annual Winter Carnival, an outdoor experiential learning event hosted by the Academy’s Experiential Challenges Outdoors (EChO) program. Leading up to this year’s event, children built their own sleds and decorated them using the 2023 “Choose Love” theme. The Jesse Lewis Choose Love movement is a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program that promotes the intentional change of angry thoughts into ones of love and compassion using the four elements of the Choose Love Formula™: Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in Action = Choosing Love. 

Additional Winter Carnival events included a tube park, sledding, ski demos, a snowshoe race, snow art and building, and snow croquet. Children also had the opportunity to participate in carnival games including a snowball toss, a “catch-a-duck” fishing activity, and a moose ring toss. Hot chocolate and cookies were available in Spaulding’s brand-new canvas bell tent. This event was a great way for the school community to enjoy outdoor educational play for all ages. 

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