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Valentine’s Party 2015 & Crafts February 21, 2015

In this post: Crafts, treats, and our homeschool group’s Valentine’s party. Also a character lapbook on responsibility, and conversation heart science.

Homeschool Valentines

Hello dear ones! Last week I said that chocolate is a must for Valentine’s, and I shared our chocolate study. Well, there is another candy must for Valentine’s: conversation hearts.

Link to chocolate study:
https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2015/02/09/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-study/

Conversation hearts were a big part of our preparations for the homeschool group’s Valentine’s party. Here’s how:

  • “Love never fails” Valentines

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I found the printables here: http://www.notconsumed.com/2014/01/27/7-free-scripture-valentine-printables/
Then we just poured conversation hearts into sandwich bags and stapled the printables to the top.

  • Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

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I used a box cake mix and a mini cupcake pan to make 40 something cupcakes. I put a candy on top of each. This was simple and tasty.

  • Conversation Hearts Science

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We did a little experiment with the candies. We put candies in bleach, water, and in vinegar. The bleach completely dissolved and removed the color from the candy. The vinegar and water both turned the color of the candy.
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We did this responsibility lapbook for our character lesson. You can find it here:
http://www.currclick.com/product/25988/Biblical-Responsibility-Lapbook
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We did a quick study on St. Valentine’s and Michael colored this scripture page.
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Here are the links:
http://flamecreativekids.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/prayers-to-colour-in.html

http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/history-of-st-valentines-day-unit-study-and-free-printables-prek-5th-grades/
Michael made this guitar valentine for his dad.

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Lastly, Chris and Michael put together this Minecraft Valentine’s mailbox while we were at the party.

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We had a ton of good food at the Valentine’s party.
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My friend Hannah made “Cupid punch”.
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My buddy Erin stamped the kids’ hands and faces. Olivia and Everly were covered in hearts.
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Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: Check out the study on God’s love from a couple of weeks ago:
https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/i-stand-amazed-study-snowflake-fun/

 

2015 Valentine’s Decor and Countdown February 2, 2015

In this post: Pinspired Valentine decor, Valentine’s countdowns, and links to past Valentine’s crafts.

Valentine's decorPrep

Hello dear ones! The countdown has begun. Soon it will be Valentine’s. I have plenty to share with you today as our family celebrates the month of love. Some of the decor you have seen before and I’ll share links to older posts. First, I want to share my latest craft endeavors. Most of them are pinspired (inspired by Pinterest). Here we go :).

Conversation Hearts Family Banner
Pinspired by http://www.cupcakediariesblog.com/2012/02/valentines-day-decor.html
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Heart Tree with hugs and kisses
Pinspired by http://www.moneyhipmamas.com/2014/01/cute-and-cheap-diy-valentines-day.html

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How do I love thee countdown (for Michael from me and the hubby)
Pinspired by: http://jonesdesigncompany.com/celebrate/how-do-i-love-thee-a-fun-diy-with-free-printable/

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Kiss Me Countdown (for Chris)
Pinspired by:http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2013/01/kiss-me-countdown.html

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Valentine’s Cross (a last minute craft ideas of my own)
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Now here are some oldies. You may remember this Valentine’s banner from the Dating Diva’s inspired date night last year.
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Date Night ideas:

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https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/valentines-2014-inspired-by-the-dating-divas/

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https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/my-family-rocks-sunday-date-night-ideas-valentines-goodness/

Valentine’s Luminary:

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https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/crafty-mondayfrance-country-study-valentines-snow-day/

Valentine’s in Paris inspired by That Artist Woman:

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https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/crafty-monday-gods-love-hearts-galore-plus-mardi-gras-celebration/

Conversation Hearts Centerpiece:

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Check out the link below to see what this looked like in it’s glory days lol.
https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/my-family-rocks-sunday-valentine-decor-triple-birthday-celebration-making-old-dolls-new/

Medieval Felt playset:

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https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/crafty-monday-valentines-showcase/

I’ve got tons of free Valentine’s printables on my Pinterest:

We have more V-day crafts to come in the future so check back.
God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover