I may have a newfound appreciation for sweethearts. You know, the ones with short messages like “Be Mine” or “Love U.” Not because I like the sweet, chalky taste now, but because I’ve found another use for them. Actually, several uses.
As I thought about fun things to do with my kids for Valentine’s Day, I knew there had to be other ways to use heart-shaped NECCO candy. In my research I actually found they had an interesting history involving the oldest candy company in America and love notes to Civil War soldiers. But I’ll leave the rest of the research to you. Sadly, NECCO closed its doors last summer, but other companies produce sweethearts, also called conversation hearts.
Here are some of the fun activities my kids and I did with the candies:
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