Last week, our homeschool group celebrated Valentine’s Day a little early…doughnut style!
Before going, each child (who was old enough to participate) handmade valentines for the other children in the group. The boys both enjoyed this activity.
ALuv cut out his own hearts and decorated with stamps, stickers and markers…a great way to get in some writing for authentic purposes.
NJoy “wrote” a little in his valentines, but mostly added stickers and stamps to each.
When the kids arrived at Krispy Kreme, each decorated and labeled their own bags (another way to sneak in some writing).
While looking through the observation window, we were told all about how they make their doughnuts.
How the doughnuts are cut and “poofed”… The machine that causes the doughnuts to rise is actually called a “poofer”.
This was a very interesting process. Many of the kids (and moms) went back to sneak another look.
We each purchased some doughnuts to eat (I know-poor us), then exchanged valentines. The process of reading and matching up names was another authentic way to sneak in some literacy skills.
We were blessed that there weren’t many people inside the store at the time. The combination of the sugar and the valentines kicked in and the volume up just a bit. 🙂
Thanks for joining This Reading Mama on a literacy journey and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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