This year I decided to go the easiest route of all, and let all the children give the same kind of Valentine card. I went to Amazon and got a 72 count tub of Haribo gummy bears since most everyone likes gummy bears. I chose this free printable from one of my favorite bloggers. We should be able to assemble these very quickly and easily.
photo credit: Haribo
We have a little party planned for Valentine’s Day, and I look forward to sharing those details later.
Don’t forget tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Get those beads and King cakes ready!
photo credit: Southern Living
Last night we had our May the fourth be with you Dinner. I decided that hamburgers and hot dogs would be the main course. I also served chocolate shakes, chips, green jello, and Star Wars chocolates. I ordered the Star Wars molds from Amazon from a company called Vibrant Kitchen. I was very impressed with the quality of these molds!
The foods were labeled:
hamburgers: Han burgers
hot dogs: Hutt dogs
Jello: Carbonite jello
chips: Chewbacca chips
Star Wars graham crackers: Wookie cookies
buns: Princess Leia’s buns
chocolate shakes: Stormtrooper sippers
I had the children gather all things Star Wars around the house. We decorated the table with a silver tablecloth and then put a roll of Stormtrooper wrapping paper down as a runner. Then I let them use all the Star Wars items to decorate the table. (I think they did a great job!) I got Star Wars and holographic plates from Target. I made all the labels using Dafont’s Star Jedi font.
During our school day, we used several worksheets from Year Round Homeschooling
After dinner, we played bingo from a pack I downloaded from Royal Baloo .
I’m so glad that so many talented people create these cool printables, and share them with those of us who don’t share the same gift!
I love how much the children and even my husband enjoy this little celebration. My husband even said we should host a party next year.
It was a fun May 4!
We’re counting down to Thanksgiving around here. Last night at dinner, we each shared one thing for which we have to be thankful. We have a book we write them in, but I created a free printable that I think would be great to use daily or at Thanksgiving dinner. I put mine in a frame and put out a wet erase marker. I was surprised and delighted to see that almost everyone who visits our home has written something on it, and I didn’t even have to ask them to do it.
It’s my hope that this Thanksgiving season will truly be filled with more gratitude and thanksgiving for all the blessings we’ve been given!