Valentine's day crafts and happenings

The children made these beautiful hand sewn hearts for their parents.
Sewing projects are beneficial for small children. Exercising dexterity especially in the hand muscles, has been shown to stimulate cellular development in the brain which strengthens cognitive function.

This was a highly supervised activity that took a great deal of time over a number of weeks.
We talked about the needle and how one end was very sharp and pointy. The children understood it could hurt them if they did not handle it carefully. We also determined that it had to be sharp to get through the material.
When we were done sewing we filled the heart with stuffing.

The children then did the bead work.

We painted little cards using water colors.

The children made bags for Valentine's day cards. We used red tempera paint, a heart stamp and red glitter.

Chris made everyone the most delicious cupcakes for our love day celebration.

Red balloons were a special surprise.

Parents were invited to come have lunch with their children.

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