221 Kisses

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By Laura

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Today the Love Dragon visited circle again to ask questions about love. When the dragon began to speak KC interrupted, “Are you a girl or . . .” Then he stopped himself and rephrased the question, “I don’t know what your gender . . . is?” Alisha said, “You could ask, what are your preferred gender pronouns?” KC did and the Love Dragon thanked him for asking and said, “She and her.”

Then the Love Dragon asked the group, “What is Love?”

KM: Kisses and hugs.

AYS: I love to play with marshmallow balls and trombones.

VG: When you love people. I love my mom and my dad and my dog.

KC: Uh . . . love is something to me where I kiss my mom.

SS: Love is something that, um . . . When you like someone or you love someone or they are your best friend, that is love. It’s like, um, well, if you love someone you want to be with them forever, and your really want to be with them.

MH: Love is something if you give it away . . .

[The whole group starts singing ‘Magic Penny’]

Love Dragon: That’s one of my favorite songs!

KM: You’re cute!

Love Dragon: What makes you feel loved?

KM: Hugs and kisses.

DH: It’s something that brings people together.

SD: I love to play bad guys.

Love Dragon: When do you feel loved?

SD: Somebody plays with me.

MH: You feel loved . . . Like, when someone smiles at me then feel loved.

KM: I feel loved when my Mommy and Daddy give me 221 kisses.

WG: I love people playing with me and the next thing I like is eating candy.

Love Dragon: What does love look like?

SD: Love looks like you get four hugs and four kisses.

RR: It’s shaped like hearts and it’s read.

KC: I was thinking the same thing!

RR: Maybe we read each other’s minds!

OR: Love is tiny hearts that are red that you can’t see.

KP: Love looks like a heart and it’s so red that it looks like lava.

KM: A heart parade with hearts up in the air.

After this conversation a small group worked on drawing representations of love.

"A heart with a smile." -CW

“A heart with a smile.” -CW

"A cowboy and cowgirl with their new kitties. They adopted them because they didn't have a home." -RR

“A cowboy and cowgirl with their new kitties. They adopted them because they didn’t have a home.” -RR

"Love can be whatever color you want it to be." -SS

“Love can be whatever color you want it to be.” -SS

"This is what love looks like." -OR

“This is what love looks like.” -OR

"This is what I think love looks like." -RR

“This is what I think love looks like.” -RR

"A rainbow with a heart under it." -MH

“A rainbow with a heart under it.” -MH

Symbols for each holiday: Christmas, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Birthday, Divali, Easter, Halloween. -MH

Symbols for each holiday: Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Birthday, Divali, Easter, Halloween. -MH

SS wrote out the lyrics to a favorite Bob Marley song about love.

SS wrote out the lyrics to a favorite Bob Marley song about love.

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