Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's party #1

Valentine Streamers

Making Art

The Community Art Project: Taliesin made the top of this. Others quickly added balloons. It makes a lovely addition to our living room ceiling!

Making Cookies!
Today was so much fun for Taliesin and Nathanael. It was our Valentine's party for A Walk in the Park Unschooling Group. Two other families came to our house (some of our regular attendees at the unschooling events); and we had a fun time. It was not a typical Valentine's party - just so you know. The festivities began with making sack puppets. We then put Valentine sugar and chocolate chip cookies into bake, exchanged Valentine's, and then the kids made water balloons and popped them on a tree out in the backyard (an interesting science experiment, as well, to see which ones were easiest to pop). When the cookies were finished, the kids decorated them with red frosting and Valentine sprinkles. Then we headed down to the family room to eat them while watching Veggie Tales. The kids let me know that this was the best Valentine party they have ever been to. That's what happens when children are allowed to use their imagination!



TERI said...

You titled the post as Party #1. Does that mean there is a Party #2 on it's way? Can't wait! My favorite is the art hanging in the living room. Very nice! And of course the sugar fave!

unschoolermom said...

We have a Valentine party with the regular homeschooling group on Friday, then a Valentine 4-H meeting on Saturday. :^)


little castle said...

This looks like so much fun! My hubby has taken on doing the Valentine's party for our house and I can't wait to see what he comes up with. Hope your other parties are as fun!


unschoolermom said...

Sounds like fun! We've gone to the homeschooling group's Valentine party for the past two years. It's nice. It is a lot more structured, but it is still fun - mainly for the Valentine exchange. There are a lot more kids there, so a lot more Valentines to exchange. The only thing I didn't like about it is they made all of the boys wait in line until all of the girls were done - no matter the age. So two year old boys were waiting on twelve year old girls. I thought it would have been much better to have the little ones, regardless of gender, go first. Their attention spans are shorter.