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We are linking up with Doodle Bugs this Friday to bring you a recap of the week in FIVE
FOR FRIDAY!!!  This week we have been "Young at heart!"

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Valentine's Day Freebie!   Need a cute Valentine's Day printable for kids? This could be the perfect gift for Daddy or Mommy!  Click on the image above to grab this freebie!



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I "Heart" Painting! To add some pizazz to our Valentine's Day freebie we sponge-painted a cover page.  We started off by sponging red and pink hearts onto a sheet of white cardstock paper.  We used our heart- shaped sponges that we found from the dollar bins at Target.  


Once the paint was dry, we hole punched the sides of our booklet and cover page, then, tied them together with twine.  I really loved how this turned out!  How do you plan on celebrating Valentine's Day with your little ones? 
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Sweet Science! Who says don't play with your food?  Conversation hearts are so much fun to play with!  With just a few simple ingredients, and only a few minutes to prep, try out this Valentine's Day science experiment.  

All you need for this easy science experiment is:

 -6 conversation hearts
 -baking soda
 -water
 -vinegar  

In a glass, combine 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and divide evenly into 6 separate cups.  Then add the candy hearts, and observe!



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Mail the Valentine Game! Need ad fun and easy way to practice those tricky letters, like b and d? We played "Mail the Valentine."  A simple game that can be adapted to suit your little ones needs.
We started out by taking an empty box and cutting out a slit at the top.  Then we had a blast decorating our "mail box." Before we got started,  we wrote down all of those tricky letters onto a set of foam hearts.  First, I asked for the letter, then, we found the valentine and  "mailed" it.

Here's a video that can also help with b and d. How do you teach those confusing letter reversals?





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Be sure to check out our Valentine's Day Literacy and Math Pack!

Since this week is Valentine's Day, we are featuring our Valentine's Day Math & Literacy Pack.





Valentine's Day Vocabulary!  To help us get ready for Valentine's Day, I created these vocabulary cards!  They will definitely help us get the ball rolling.




Valentine's Day Booklet

 

Valentine's Day Math!










Valentine's Day Literacy and Math! Last week we posted our latest literacy and math pack. Next week, we will be reading and filling out the pages of our Veterans Day booklet and playing our Veterans Day 10 Frame Game! Click on the image above to check out this Veterans Literacy and Math Pack!






Valentine's Day Books! We have chosen The Night Before Valentine's Day by Natasha Wing as our read-aloud this week.  The story is adorable, perfect for sharing with your little ones on Valentine's Day! 



Make Valentine's Cards!  We will be sitting down to write all of our Valentine's Day cards this week! 



{one pretty pin} Strawberry shortcakes party food idea
photo source:http://blog.chickabug.com/2014/04/one-pretty-pin-strawberry-shortcakes.html

Strawberry Shortcake!  How delicious do these strawberry shortcakes look?  This is the photo that inspired our "tried it" this week! 
Angel food cake + strawberries + cool whip 
Ours did not come out this pretty, but they were still tasty!



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