We had a big day here yesterday – baking and crafts! Gabe and Hannah were in their glee.

First, we made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies – a favourite with all of us. I love them because they’re easy and have little cleanup. The kids love them because they get to squish them with a fork:

cookies - h&g

and they bake in only a few minutes!

After that we made a fun Valentine’s craft, with hand prints of course. I think I’m completely unable to do a children’s craft without handprints – it’s an issue.

This one involved not only inking up hands, but feet as well.

valentine - h&g

Can you see the prints? Their hands formed the “head” heart and their feet, the “body.” We then used their thumb prints to make little hearts for the “hands” and “feet.” I traced out the heart shapes and then Gabe and Hannah cut them all out, stuck them together and added googly eyes. It’s not a good craft if googly eyes are not included!

Hannah, as always, was great to pose for me:

valentine - hannah

Gabe, well, not so much!

valentine - gabe

While we were doing all that, Heidi decided it was reading time.

reading - heidi

All in all, I think they had a good day.

Tomorrow I’ve got a post for you about the canvas class I taught this past weekend – I even had one person tell me it was the best class they’ve ever ย taken! I’ll give myself a pat on the back for that one, thank you very much! ๐Ÿ™‚