Monday, February 20, 2012


Who doesn't LOVE Valentine fun?! We don't just have Valentine's Day, we have Valentine's Week! I used printables from Confession of a Homeschooler's Letter of the Week & a few from 2 Teaching Mommies Valentine Pack & 1+1+1=1. Below Brady is using Scrabble tiles to spell Valentine words while Rylan sorts big V's & little V's. Then Rylan used the Scrabble tiles to match the letters

Rylan practiced his handwriting by tracing lines, played with his magnets, & did matching games.

 They used their five senses to observe Sweet Heart candy. Brady used his box to graph & Rylan used his to practice counting.

After they ate  up their Sweet Hearts they colored a heart book. Rylan's words were colored so he would know which color to use & Brady's were in black so he would have to read his words in order to know which color to use.

Of course being the awesome momma I am I made heart-shaped food on Valentine's Day! I mean seriously, what says, "I love you" like a heart ham & cheese sandwich & cinnamon rolls? :)

 All three boys made these cute hand hearts at the Resource Center's Art Day. They also made beaded necklaces, used cookie cutters to make hearts, & decorated heart shaped cookies.

The night before our homeschool Valentine party the boys decorated their bags to collect all the Valentines they'd get from their friends. They had a ton of fun, but I was so busy I didn't take one single picture! (GASP!) Thankfully, the other mommas promised to send me copies of theirs.

We used the devotional from John 14:15 that 2 Teaching Mommies put together for our memory verse this week. All the kids at the party brought canned goods to donate to a local food pantry. A good time was had by all & my boys were sound asleep before we even got home!

Hope you had a great Valentine's day with your family as well!


 My boys LOVE robots so I knew as soon as I saw Homeschool Creations' Robot pack we would have to do it! It worked out really well in lining up with Brady's spelling words too! In her pack she has traceable pages for color words, which my oldest had just begun learning to spell. So while he worked on those, my 3 year old practiced his own writing skills.
 Rylan used these different sized robots for all sorts of things! He sorted them by size & color, counted them & played pretend with them a lot!
 He practiced his shapes & colors too. My oldest really enjoyed the Roll & Gragh printable, but of course I didn't get pictures of it & the other cute printables we did from Jolanthe's pack. Be sure to click on the link above to see all of the fun stuff she has!
We used this Do-A-Dot printable from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
 Of course there was a LOT of robot play & creation too! I saved this lil robot toy from a Sonic kid's meal a while back. The boys had fun putting the different pieces on him & winding him up to walk around.

They used different shapes, small wooden sticks, & stickers to create their own robot pictures.

I checked out this cute building set from our Resource Center & the boys spent hours building & rebuilding robots! They were quite upset when we had to take it back, but I promised them we would check it out again!

I completely forgot to take a picture of the fun robot books we checked out from our library! My bad! They also got to watch Wall-E & The Backyardigan's Robot Rampage to tie into the fun of our robot week! I'm sure this will be topic we come back to in the near future because they absolutely loved it!

Hope you all have a greatly blessed week!