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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines Celebration

I love Valentines Day. I can't resist a celebration of love and friendship. Here at the Purple Twig, we usually celebrate Valentines Day with a kid's neighborhood bake sale and a printed Valentine workshop. This year the kids spent the morning baking and icing their cookies to sell.  

Who could resist these delicious cookies with vanilla buttercream topped with pink sprinkles. Unfortunately I can't.

Or who could resist this face while selling her cookies. She really enjoys the experience of selling. It's such a great way for her to learn about money, counting, adding and subtracting in a rewarding way. 

Inside kids were busy printing away. It's such a great way to make many prints but each are individual.  It's great for ages 3 and it's great for ages 45. The kids learn the basic techniques of printing and the idea of multiples by making a printing plate from styrofoam. They roll on the ink and print on different colors of paper. We also had a few different colors of ink for experimenting.

This guy proudly printed 26 counting each one as he printed them. By the chocolate on his face I'm guessing he also got himself a little treat at the bake sale outside.

Happy Valentines Day!!

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