Due to our programming schedule we had to bump Valentine's Day up a few spots on the calendar. There will be no kiddos in for the rest of week thanks to some professional development time so we had a party this afternoon. Because, why not?
During the last couple of weeks most of the kids had some time to make a Valentine's bag that they hung up on their hooks in our central area. Today, they were all full with all kinds of goodies and cards. We were really blown away by the effort that some parents put into this. What was even cooler though, was to see how many of the kids wrote their own names on the cards for their friends. Great work!
Our party started with a circle time, we read storied and sang songs. It was also red day today so circle was a great opportunity to talk about all the red clothes that people were wearing. After circle we went down to the gym for some group games. We played Duck, Duck, Goose and What Time is it Mr. Wolf.
Next, and this was probably a favourite, the kids got to decorate some pink cupcakes. We used a gluten free mix so we could accommodate as many diets as we could. The kids got to spread pink or white icing on their cupcake and then decorate using sprinkles, cinnamon hearts, and sweet hearts.
Once the cupcakes were devoured the kids moved on to some individual activities in the classrooms. We had a few different heart themed crafts out as well as a valentine and homemade play-doh station.