"Well, at least it's not raining today like yesterday!" Mali said as her mom brought her to kindergarten. She was in a bad mood and didn't feel like going at all. "Why can't I simply stay with you? Listen, I have a really bad cough," Mali complained and coughed three times. "Oh, Mali," Mom replied, "that's just a fake cough. Yesterday at grandma's, you heard what a real cough sounds like. I have to take her to the doctor, and it will be much too boring for you in the waiting room." "You're right again!" Mali had to admit. "But you will pick me as early as possible, ok?" Mom nodded as she squeezed Mali's hand. "As early as possible!" she promised.
As they headed across the yard of the kindergarten, Mali saw that the large puddle from the rain the day before was covered with a layer of ice. "Look, Mom, there's ice on the puddle!" Mali said, carefully placing her boot on it. A cracking sound rang out and the thin layer of ice broke. "Be careful!" Mom said, "That sort of ice is rather slippery. Fortunately not all the walkways are icy; otherwise the path would have turned into a really nice sliding adventure. But maybe your wish yesterday is going to be fulfilled." Mali's eyes began to light up. "You mean that it's going to snow today?" Mom laughed: "Yes, you little snow fairy. You complained all afternoon yesterday about the cold rain and wished for snow with your fairy wand. In the weather forecast, they said that it still might snow today."
After Mali hung up her coat in the cloakroom, she quickly ran to her class and immediately told her best friend Imke: "Imagine, it might still snow today. They said so in the weather forecast." "That would be great!" Imke said enthusiastically. "Come, let's do a snowflake dance, maybe that will also help some," she suggested. Mali and Imke looked for a free corner in the classroom and began to perform ballet movements. Lilli and Elise, who had just put together a jigsaw puzzle, looked up with surprise. "Hey, what are you doing?" Elise asked. "We're doing a snowflake dance, so it might still snow today," Imke explained. "May we join you?" Lilli asked. "Of course! I'll show you the steps we learned in ballet school, they're not hard at all," Mali replied. She turned around and swayed her arms elegantly from right to left. It really didn't look hard, and Lilli and Elise quickly noticed how much fun the snowflake dance was. The four girls got red cheeks in no time, and they started to feel warm.