Our Family Motto

We, the Peterson Family:

Promise to be honest in all we do and say,

Stand tall and righteous throughout each day.

Serve around the world and in our home,

Give thanks for blessings we’ve been shown.

We’ll work as a team with joy and love,

And honor our Heavenly Father above.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Week 5

Valentine’s Day!

*Suggested Reading*

You and Me by Martine Kindermans (Illustrator)

The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane deGroat (Illustrator) (Illustrator)

Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentine Symbols by Edna Barth

I Love You the Purplest by Barbara M. Joosse

Items needed this week:

Wax paper



Iron (Adult Only)


Poster Board


Candy Heart



Safety pin

Various animal or bug patterns (ie. bug, elephant, monkey, etc)

Heart patterns

Permanent marker

Red craft foam or cardstock

Tan craft foam or cardstock

Brown craft foam or cardstock

Pink craft foam or cardstock

Black craft foam or cardstock

Snack Suggestion: Valentine’s Day Chex Mix


9cups Rice Chex® cereal

1cup white vanilla baking chips

1/2cup peanut butter

1/4cup butter or margarine

3/4cup powdered sugar

1/2cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate candies

1/4cup red or pink jimmies sprinkles


1. In large bowl, place cereal. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

2. Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.

4. In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container.

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