Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valentine's Day

One of my dilemmas is that with home school you really do not have a bulletin board to display your student's work.  They are so proud of their work and love to hang it up.  Sabrina kept telling me that she wanted to decorate the entire house for Valentine's Day. 

I could not commit to decorating the entire house, but I did decide that we would make a Valentine's Day door.  This is very hard to photograph because of the layout of our hallway.  But we did it as a surprise for Robby, who was very impressed with it.
The big red construction paper in the center, with the dangling folded white hearts, was the highlight.  Catherine took the love verses from 1 Corinthians 13 and wrote the different Biblical characteristics of love on the folded hearts.  We also did some traceable vocabulary worksheets, do a dot pages, hearts counting exercises and other printable stuff I could find to decorate the door.
Because Catherine does not eat, we usually do not get candy for them for Valentine's Day.  This year their gifts were too large to wrap, so I covered their faces and told them to hold their hands out.  I think Catherine had higher expectations than Sabrina:
 They got pillow pets:
This whole Valentine's Day door decoration took about an hour.  It was such a fun way to celebrate the day that we will likely do more doors for other holidays as they occur.

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