Today we celebrated Valentine’s Day with decorated cookies, valentines and a special valentine story, One Zillion Valentines.
The kids were doing a great job decorating their cookies for snack time and most had no trouble waiting to eat them until snack. They spread the icing on their own and sprinkled colored sugar on top. Yum, check out Adam’s face as he bites into his cookie. That says it all!
At the art table, the kids were using droppers to drip liquid watercolors onto our special filter-like paper heart shapes. The variation of colors through the blending process is pretty cool to watch. Those that worked on this project couldn’t do just one. They wanted to repeat the process several times.
Outside, there were bug catchers who discovered several weevils amongst a pile of leaves. They were fascinating to watch, and I found myself wanting to check and get more information about them to share with the kids. As the group changed outside, so did the activities. Rowan and Adam were climbing the trees while Sebastian looked on. They were “eating creepy carrots which give you power.” Later, Adam and Molly were helping sweep up. Adam had discovered that the sand on the top level of the play structure was coming down through the cracks onto his head while he was under the structure.
Back inside for clean-up, then off to the gym along with our valentine boxes to check out what was delivered. Thanks to all of you for your help with the valentines, I know that the kids had fun checking them all out!
My thanks to Rachel and Trisha for all of their help today!