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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homeschool: a Valentine activity

When we homeschool, most of our lessons are separated between preschool activities for Bella and first grade work for Emma Grace. However, I do try to create Bible lessons and crafts that are appropriate for both girls, serving both of their ability levels, so we can learn together! Bella thinks it is SO fun to do 'big girl work' and Wubs loves anything that requires art supplies!
Today we looked at our February calendar, and now that we've already celebrated Daddy's birthday, the next special day this month will be Valentine's Day! I drew hearts on several pieces of construction for the girls to cut out. We talked about candy conversation hearts and the little messages on those candies. For our creative writing lesson, I asked the girls, "What if... Jesus got to write messages for you on conversation hearts? What do you suppose He would write?" I teared up at several of their responses! We made a list together and then we set to work writing on our hearts. Wubs wrote on her hearts and Bella colored on hers. Below are a few pictures of our activity:

I loved all of their ideas but my favorites included the hearts that say "I forgive you", "I'll be your best friend", "I love you", and "You are mine". We had a lot of fun and we had some wonderful conversations due to our paper conversation hearts activity! Oh, and one last part of this homeschool lesston... we had to gobble up a few real candy hearts, too! wink.
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever."- 1 Corinthians 9: 24-25


  1. Love all the pics of the kids! What great ideas you have Best Friend...you really need to write a book! Love you!

  2. This is a great idea!!!! Love, love, love it!