“Great, the sun is coming out!” shouts Matze, while playing in the kindergarten yard after lunch. It rained in the morning, but now the first rays of sun are shining through the clouds, making the puddles in the courtyard glitter. “OK kids, time to clean up!” says Nina the teacher. “Whoever is finished can get dressed and go outside.”
Now Felicitas jumps up too. She had been looking at picture books with Lilli and Imke, but now she runs to the cloakroom. “Stop! We’re supposed to clean up!” calls Lilli after her. But Felicitas has already disappeared. “It doesn’t matter,” says Imke. “The two of us will clean up then.” The girls put the picture books back into the box and also head towards the coat room. There’s a lot of crowding there, because everyone wants to get outside fast after the rainy morning.
When Imke and Lilli are standing in front of the building, they see that Matze and Felicitas have already grabbed the soccer ball. “We’re going to play a super cool soccer tournament today!” calls Matze. “Imke, Lilli, you’ll play too, won’t you?” Imke nods and pulls Lilli over to Matze and Felicitas. Then Mali and Elise also come out of the building. Matze waves the two of them over and assigns them to teams: “Imke and Lilli play with me, Mali and Elise play with Felicitas,” he decides. “Too bad Milla isn’t here,” says Felicitas. “I know,” exclaims Matze, “she’s a pretty good player. But you know that she’s visiting her dad now. He lives in a different city and she doesn’t get to see him that often. But Milla will be back on Monday, then she can play with us again.”