For Kids

A Valentine’s Word Puzzle!

Sammy says, “Play this easy word game!” (also known as an “anagram”)

Sammy has scrambled up the letters in the following words, that all have to do with Valentine’s Day fun (Hint: think about all the things you do and see about the special holiday). Take out a piece of paper and write all the unscrambled words there.

a c d r s                     __ __ __ __ __       (you send these)

s e r o s                   __ __ __ __ __       (special flower)

d e r                          ___ __ __       (holiday color)

f g i t                         __ __ __       (you like to get this, a_____)

a c d n y                   __ __ __ __ __       (a yummy treat)

s a l o n b l o         __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __       (blow)

e l v o                   __ __ __ __       (I ____ you)

a e h r t               __ __ __ __ __ (Valentines symbol)

n i k p  __ __ __ __      (another color)

Then, go through and write all the BOLD letters in a row _________________________

Unscramble THEM to find your Bonus word.

(answers below)

Feed Our Feathered Friends!

Make this “frosty” bird feeder, that reveals more treats, the longer it is outside.

What you need:

small plastic container

about 3 feet of string

heavy string, fishing line or light rope

grapes, apples

sunflower seeds or other bird food

In a small plastic container add 1 cup of water and then add cut up (ask a parent to help) grapes, apples and some sunflower seeds.  Most importantly add a string with a loop in it that goes around inside the whole length of the container.  Put the container in the freezer until frozen. Then, hang it outside or just place it outside even where birds can get to it.

The birds will get more treats as the ice begins to melt!

You can also take a pine cone from your yard and cover it with peanut butter and then roll it in birdseed and sunflower seeds.  Then hang it outside for your bird friends.

Give a Tasty Gift!

Sammy wants to warm up on a cold day. Who doesn’t love a cup of hot chocolate!

Recycle an old peanut butter, jam or salsa jar for this home-made gift.

HOME-MADE HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

Clean, dry jar with lid.

1/4 Cup  cocoa

1 Cup  non-fat dry milk powder

1/2 C up powdered sugar

Optional: Dash of salt, or cinnamon, or crushed peppermint candies

Extras: Heart stickers, ribbon,

Directions:

Mix the Cocoa, milk powder and powdered sugar in a bowl or two-cup measuring cup.

Pour into jar.

Seal tightly.

Tie a ribbon around it.

Write on a small square piece of paper to “Mix two tablespoons with 6 to 8 oz hot water in a cup.”

Decorate the paper or jar with stickers

Don’t forget to sign your name.

OR just make this cocoa and enjoy it with your family on a cold winter day!

Answers to Word Puzzle:

cards, rose, red, gift, candy, balloons, love, heart, pink

bonus: VALENTINE