- Practice fine motor skills by making Valentine cards or any of the 14 craft ideas in Savvy Source’s Sweets for our Sweethearts. One of our favorites is the Valentine Stained Glass. While Savvy has directions using cellophane, we find that colored tissue paper leftover from gifts works just as well!
- Make a sweet bouquet out of Hershey Kisses for roses using the DIY Valentine’s Day Treats on the Tiny Prints blog. I also like their tutorial on Homemade Treat Bags that we might make for our neighbors if we have time!
- Strapped for time and stressing about those class Valentines? Download Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train Valentine’s Day cards and have your child practice signing their name to each one.
- Looking for toddler friendly crafts? Check out Candace Lindemann’s LeapFrog Community Post featuring Valentine’s Day crafts for toddlers
|Of course we will be eating more than a solitary cherry tomato!|
We’ve been bundling up, leaving the house, and moving with TeachMama’s Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt.
We’ve been becoming more tech savvy with some online Valentine themed educational games like Catch the Hearts Game on A Kids Heart or I Love Shapes on PBS Kids that features Curious George. A little computer time is a great way to improve hand eye coordination. Just be sure to preview games before your let your child play to ensure that it is the right level of difficulty for them and be sure your are close by in case they run into difficulty or accidentally click over to other sites.
We’ve been reading! We have a whole collection of books that we love to pull out for each holiday and I just found this story about St. Valentine. This printable PDF is just right for Little Miss Techie’s first grade self to read on her own and it comes with some comprehension questions at the end. Otherwise, we’ve been snuggling on the couch with any book about love and Valentine’s Day. Here are some old and new favorites:
- Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day by Norman Bridwell for ages 0-3, $6.99
- Lily’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes for ages 2-4, $6.99
- How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague for ages 0-5
- How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague for ages 0-5
- All Kinds of Kisses by Priscilla Lamont for ages 2-5, $8.99
- The Day it Rained Hearts by Priscilla Bond for ages 2-6, $8.99
- I Lost My Kisses by Trudie Trewin for ages 4-8, $14.99
- Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl by Tedd Arnold for ages 4-8, $5.99
- Juliet the Valentine Fairy by Daisy Meadows for ages 8+, $6.99
What are some of your family’s favorite things to do for Valentine’s Day?
- Spend time with those you love: 4 Tickets to Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes at Verizon Center in DC (ends 2/11)
- Immortalize those you love: $50 Snapfish gift code (ends 2/14)
- Call those you love: VTech LS6375 Cordless & Hands Free Phone System (ends 2/14)
- Capture moments of those you love: LeapFrog Explorer Camera & Video Camera (ends 2/18)
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