The sweet ladies in my husband’s office don’t know it yet, but I hope to talk them into celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids. I think Maggie would be pretty excited about making a card holder and some Valentines. And of course we should make some treats! So I’ve been skimming other blogs in search of ideas.
It turns out that I’m not the only mom who is seeing red. Valentine’s Day ideas are popping up on blogs everywhere! I think it’s because taking down glitzy, sentimental Christmas decor creates a dismal void. (Especially when, like me, you live surrounded by three feet of snow!!!) We all feel the need to look forward and try to avoid the post-Christmas let-down.
I’d also like to have her make these Kissable Valentine’s Treats (finally!). I posted about these last year, excited to make what looked like an easy sweet to assemble. But I must have run out of time…
I would also love to help Walt make this dump truck from No Time For Flashcards. With a few changes, it would be an adorable card holder! Other sweet activities I’m interested in doing with the kids from this site include a Valentine’s Day worthy Heart H for Letter of the Week, and a Be Still My Heart “stained glass” hanging heart. I would show you some pictures of these activities, but the images are too large for me to save and share. You’ll have to go to the links and see for yourself!
And for cards, I think I’ll have Maggie make laced Valentine’s Day hearts as seen at Amazing Moms. I like this activity in particular because Maggie enjoys threading beads on laces with one of her toys, and she really enjoyed making fall necklaces for the office staff mentioned above.
Whew! We’ll see how much the kids and I accomplish. I wouldn’t hold your breath…But it’s so fun to have an archive of possibilities, isn’t it?