Today is National High Five Day! High fives and fist bumps encourage camaraderie and make others smile. Let’s take today a day to encourage this positivity and camaraderie — especially after Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon.
The only thing that truly makes us safer is each other. As advocates for play, we all can be a force absolutely counter to such things that are scary and are designed to undermine our sense of safety and well-being. By working in schools to make kids feel safer every day, we can help children know that there are caring grown-ups looking out for them, paying attention and building an environment in which people matter.
So today we want to rally around safety and positivity by joining the National High Five Day team and encouraging everyone to pass out high fives, double high fives, fist bumps and more all day.
In fact, for National High Five Day, we're asking: How many high fives can we collectively give?
Submit a photo of a fun and creative high five and it will be added to our day long tally!
Submissions will be accepted via the comments here, onto our Facebook page, on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #Playworks #NH5D and will be added to a day long collection in a Facebook photo album.
Learn more about National High Five Day and how you can donate to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing: http://www.nationalhighfiveday.com/.