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Valentine's day partying at Learning Tree

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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. 

Brynlie Goodson, 4, rubs the cheeks of her brother Brayzen

Brynlie Goodson, 4, rubs the cheeks of her brother Brayzen, 2, on Friday. The group enjoyed a snack before singing and then playing games.

Learning Tree celebrated Valentines with lots of snacks

Learning Tree celebrated Valentines with lots of games, crafts and snacks on Friday. The youngest class ate cookies and Paw Patrol fruit snacks before starting their activities. 

Jack Gampetro blows a kiss toward the camera while his picture

Jack Gampetro blows a kiss toward the camera while his picture is taken with a polaroid camera on Friday. The kids placed the photos inside a foam heart frame with magnets on the back.

Kindergartener Kinzley Patterson waves her polaroid photo

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.

Connor Jones, 5, laughs as his valentines goop slips off his hands

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.

Henry Straessler aims his mini heart launcher at a passing kid

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.

Malachi Beecher, 5, spanks his glob of goo until it is flat

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

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 water

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

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.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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