Today was filled with lots of imaginary play in Valentine Park.
With Valentines Day just around the corner, we have been doing lots of related activities. So why not visit Valentine Park too?
This activity was all about using our imagination to build structures for little toy friends to play on. All the children participated, and benefited in practicing various skills.
Eye Hand Coordination,
and much more.
A really important topic we are dicussing is LOVE. We are also discussing sharing, caring for others, being understanding, and slow to get angry.
A verse in the bible sums up what LOVE is.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 (NIV) says:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
That is the best message you could teach your kids about what love is.
We looked through the lego supplies and found lots of red, white, and pink legos to work with. We found some fun friends in the toy box to share Valentines fun with. Then we got busy creating a mini play world for our Valentine friends to enjoy.
The kids came up with all their own creations for this park.
The two year old practiced stacking and connecting pieces while his older siblings built the park.
The three year old watched carefully and repeated steps as she saw what her older siblings were making.
The 10 year old can build just about anything. He was a big help in putting this park together.
Here he built a Valentine Theme Park. It had a special entrance of pink and white and a pink and red fence. Inside was a maze. The park also had a sand box, a bouncy ride on toy, a slide, a tunnel and play bridge.
Then he built some monkey bars and this little valentine friend hung upside down.
The six year old came up with a swimming pool for the park, complete with a red and white fence, a diving board, and a white life preserver. Here his little friend is about to jump into the water.
The eight year old made a flower garden with a walking path, a ride on vehicle, some climbing shapes, and a petting zoo.
We pulled out some larger legos for this red castle defended by red knights.
The larger legos were much easier for the two and three year olds to grasp and snap together.
This castle was taken apart and rebuilt many times today by the two year old.
The three year old enjoyed moving her friends in and out of all the park areas and role playing in the different sections.
The kids had a lot of fun today in the imaginary world of Valentine Park.
What games are you playing with your kids this Valentines Day?
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