On Thursday afternoon we shared the story of St. Valentine and conducted an activity with the children and youth. Each child received a red heart with the words "¿Que es amistad?" (What is friendship?) written on it. Each participant wrote their answer on the back of the heart and then we exchanged hearts. The new owner of the heart then read their peer's answer. Sharing was a common theme, as was "not saying bad words." Ha! The project participants then exchanged chocolates and a giant Valentine's Day card with Pop Wuj.
|Santos, sharing the story of San Valentin|
|Pop Wuj students and project participants working on their hearts|
|Enjoying white chocolate truffles|
|Lidia, dishing up the ice cream|
|Maria, adding the chocolate syrup|
|Homework didn't stop because we had ice cream|
|Concentrating hard on their ice cream|
|Auri, Norma, and Amy with their ice cream|
After eating their banana splits, the kiddos claimed to be so cold that they needed to go outside to be warmed up by the sunshine (and the playground).
All in all, it was a great two-day celebration in Llanos del Pinal!