# Valentine Fun

Today is bittersweet for us.  As you’ll see below, the boys and I have been having lots of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day.  However, today is Mahayla’s 13th birthday and she’s sick.  She and I were supposed to be going to CIY Believe together later this afternoon with the Jr. High youth group, too.  Oh well, there will be plenty of time for celebrating birthdays and worshiping our Lord when she’s better.  I just hope I can convince her of that.

On the happier side of our day, see what the boys have been up to…

Caleb’s Activities

Caleb used the free printable The Measure of a Heart to determine area with candy hearts.

He also used candy hearts to create patterns on the free Candy Heart Pattern printable.

Together, we worked in Excel to create a bar graph to show the data from a handful of candy hearts, too.

Another fun math activity was Pascal’s Heart Triangle from Mathwire.com, where you can find several great ideas!  We also did a fun language arts activity called Heart Idioms.

Eli’s Activities

Have you heard of Confessions of a Homeschooler??  If you’re a mom of a preschooler, head over there right now!  She has SUPER ideas and FREE reproducibles that go along with the letters of the alphabet and seasons or holidays.  I can’t tell you how wonderful her ideas are!!  Just about every idea below came from her Valentine’s ideas and resources.

He sorted candy hearts into color groups.

He used candy hearts to make a physical bar graph.

Eli wanted to paint his graph while his brother was creating his colorful Excel graph.

Add glue and glitter to anything and Eli is happy!

Candy hearts come in handy once again!

Usually, we have a fun V-Day themed meal, but none of us have been much in the mood for eating this week.  I’m hoping everyone is well by Sunday because the big kids are supposed to take part in preparing a spaghetti dinner for all the adults at church as a Valentine’s service project.  I hope your Valentine’s celebrations are healthier than ours!