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.
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.