Kindergartener Kinzley Patterson waves her polaroid photo in the air to speed up the ink as it drains onto the paper on Friday. Each kid could do four different crafts during the valentines party, including the pictures.
Henry Straessler aims his mini heart launcher at a passing kid standing behind the set of targets on Friday. The kids used a variety of catapults to throw marbles and mini hearts alike, quickly giving up on the targets and just seeing how many they could throw at a time.
Connor Jones, 5, laughs as his valentines goop slips off his hands and back onto the table on Friday. The kids mixed all the ingredient in a bowl, slowly shifting from all liquid to the gooey sludge they ended up with at the end.
Each kindergartener decorated a paper bag to hang on the bulletin board to collect their Valentine’s treats and goodies on Friday. The bags were already full before they started their games and projects during the party.
Malachi Beecher, 5, spanks his glob of goo until it is flat on the table on Friday. Malachi pulled a jewel out of his glob to stick in the center of his mom Joy’s forehead and shortly after received his own matching jewel.
Wyatt Davis, 4, drops a small toy heart from between his toes into a dry tray on Friday. The kids took turns playing the game Toes in the Water, where they used their toes to pick up marbles and small toy hearts out of the water and drop them into a tray.
Wyatt Davis and Brynn Ketterling fish small toys out of the water with their toes during their time at the Toes in the Water game on Friday. The class also included making hats and an obstacle course with balloons.
Greyson Thom, 4, adds stickers to his hat while a balloon remains attached with static to his head on Friday. Thom’s hair stuck straight up in the air, keeping a strong grasp on his balloon far longer than any of his classmates.
Learning Tree celebrating Valentines Day with their students and some parents on Friday afternoon, Feb. 12 with games, snacks and several art projects. Crafts ranged from painting to goo making, to polaroids and valentines hats. Gift bags were filled and lined the edges of the classrooms in advance of the parties so as to focus on activities during the party.