More Valentine’s Fun…

Here are a few more pictures of Valentine’s day celebrations at our house.

First, we made valentines for all of my daughter’s classmates at preschool.  It was a great opportunity to bring out the glitter glue (so much less messy!) and talk about how we can show love to our friends and family.

We opted for some simple collage work, using paper doilies from the Target dollar spot, hearts cut from red cardstock, torn up tissue paper, paper punched hearts, ribbon, string and rick-rack.  Basically any pink and red scraps I could find around the house.

Easy and fun!  We also read The Story of Valentine’s Day by Nancy Skarmeas, a great little book for  both younger and older children that tells a brief story of St. Valentine.  For Valentine’s breakfast, we had bacon and eggs (greatly enjoyed before Lent!), pink “milkshakes” (strawberries, a little sugar, & milk in the blender) and (canned) cinnamon rolls with-what else?-heart sprinkles on top!

And for those of you who are doing a bit of Montessori homeschooling/Catechesis work, here are a few little Valentine-themed practical life activities as well:

Thonging Heart-shaped "ice" cubes into empy candy box

Spooning pink & purple beads

We also practiced pouring purple water, stringing heart beads on pink pipe cleaners, and placing heart cupcake picks (toothpicks) into a cheese shaker.  Last but not least, pink playdough was made, to use with heart cookie cutters, of course!

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