This week was the final week before the beginning of Colonial Vacacional (which is the equivalent of a summer activity scheme). It also coincided with the week on which Valentine’s Day falls, which in Ecuador is celebrated as ‘The Day of Love and Friendship’ so we decided to make it into a week of love and friendship for Art Club too. In keeping with our animal theme, the children choose templates of animals including elephants and turtles and decorated them. Then they made paper hearts on which to write something nice or positive about someone else on their table which were slotted in to the animals. We then taught the children how to make dream catchers out of wool and wooden lollipop sticks as a present for them to take home to their loved ones or hang up in their own homes as a nice decoration.