Yes, I know I mentioned that we’re NOT doing Valentine’s Day and instead choosing to celebrate a whole Kindness Week. Well, the last day of Kindness Week was Valentine’s Day, and so we did indeed focus a little more on kindness and a did a couple of extra special things.
First of all, through out the whole week we worked to write compliment cards for each kiddo in our class. Rather than have kiddos spend time and money on Valentine’s cards from the store, we hand make them for our friends. Starting on Monday wrote and wrote and wrote, using a checklist to spell names right and to make sure we included everyone. Also, before we started writing, we brainstormed some words we might want to say.
Once we got to the afternoon, kiddos had some Valentine’s Choices. Many were even things we would normally do, just with a Valentine’s Twist.
Kids could choose to decorate a bag for their compliment cards,
play a math game,
play a board game,
and/or build with Rig-a-ma-jigs (which I could probably write another whole blog post about!).
Even without a big ‘ole party full of candy and sugar and glitter, we had a SUPER time!
But wait–we weren’t done! We ended the day with a sweet treat of KINDNESS CAKE!!
What is Kindness Cake you ask? Well basically it’s chocolate cake (that kiddos voted for) with red vanilla icing (which kiddos also voted for) but also has root beer (because we have to make it egg free) and had some pretty amazing decorations–which I’ll show you in a minute.
After we had red icing (really red icing!), each kiddo added a cake topper we had made earlier in the day on which we had written a way we can show kindness at home.
After we served the cake, kiddos were given the challenge of doing whatever act of kindness they got in their piece of cake!
We ended the day with that snack of Kindness Cake, popcorn, Capri Sun and Arthur on the big screen. What a fun day!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope yours was as sweet as ours! ❤