For example, to learn about the history of Valentine's Day try Joyce Kessel's book Valentine's Day (394.2 KES) (click on "Researcher" first).
This report by Manchester Today TV (England) sums up Kessel's main historical points very well:
Origami:Try making some paper flowers. The first YouTube is a quick overview. The second gives you step-by-step instructions.
Here is a little more detail of how to make this paper flower ...
Now let's move onto candy! How Candied hearts are made by Martha Stewart (3:38)
For some digital book readings try out Tumblr Books through the Okanagan Regional Library Web site.
- 2 tsp Citric acid
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Cornstarch
- Oil based coloring, if desired
* Makes 1 Treasure *
- Citric acid mixed with water (or another acid like lemon juice or vinegar)
- Thick paper, like card stock
- Cabbage Indicator (see below)
- Cotton balls
• Tear purple cabbage leaves into small pieces and place in a heat-safe bowl
• Heat water to a boil and fill the bowl, covering the cabbage pieces
• Let the bowl stand until the water reaches room temperature
• Pour the solution through a strainer and into a clean jar
- Pipe cleaner
- Sturdy glass jar, like mason jar
- Hot water, add coloring if desired
water cools, borax particles come
Have a great Valentine's Day and week. Joy of reading, family time, and learning to you all, Ms. M-A.