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  • Melanie Patric

A Quiet Day to Work on Valentines...

Today turned out to be the perfect day to catch up one of the children who had missed out on our Valentine's Day festivities.

We started with our usual calendar, weather, and circle time routines. We knew we'd have plenty of time work on the art projects we had planned, so we took some time to engage in some pretend play and make our own grocery store.

We've been saving up empty containers as we create them, so the children had lots of real food containers to pick from.

We talked about creating sections with similar foods and debated where to place our items on the shelves, then we all took turns being the shopper, the clerk, and the bagger. Of course we all had lots of hungry children at home to feed!

After playing grocery store, I did some focused one-on-one time with the little who had missed out on making her Valentine.

She was more than happy to place stickers, glue items on, use a paint brush, and stamp her way to Valentine's perfection!

While the paper items dried, we worked on her little warm fuzzy family. She helped pick out the colors for the family and we worked together to assemble it. This little takes creating very seriously.

Next, we had a Valentine's dance party to get our hearts pumping and our bodies moving. It was fun to clap and wiggle along to the music!

Last, we read Happy Valentine's Day, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer and I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rosetti-Shustak and Caroline Jayne Church.

It was a somewhat reserved but fun day!

See you tomorrow!

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