Here's what we've done to celebrate Valentine's Day so far:
Heart Themed Crafts
We've been doing lots of colouring of hearts - tracing them, painting them and colouring them in.
I pulled out my Valentine's decorations from last year, and still like them. I posted a picture of the felt heart wreath last year here, and the heart garland is made from felt heart shapes and ribbon. The picture is of the Calgary Temple, taken by my lovely friend Laura. And those snowy branches are from my sister's wedding reception last year.
My oldest is a planner. Before February even hit, she was eager to start making Valentine's cards for her classmates. I convinced her to make some to mail first, so we could wait for the list that the teacher sends home. (There are a lot of names in her Kindergarten classroom with many spelling options). I printed off these Cute As A Button cards. My two year old had fun gluing on buttons, and my five year old, got much more creative. For her classmates, M picked out these cards, and is drawing a picture on the back of each.
As a reward for awesome behaviour, my five year old, earned a Valentine's party. She got to invite four friends. Oh, this party was the most talked about thing in our house for weeks! On the menu we had mini heart shaped pizzas, strawberries, watermelon, veggies, and chocolate cupcakes. We played some games, did a craft, and even had a wishing well, with a prize for each guest. I gave M $5 to spend at the dollarstore and she had so fun fun picking out what she needed, and planning all of the activities. The day of the party, my two year old was recovering from being sick, and things got a little crazy, so the camera only came out one time. I can assure you the party was a good success, despite the lack of documentation.
I still have a few more Valentine's activities planned: heart shaped pancakes are a must, and we will also make a great Valentine for Daddy.
How are you celebrating Valentine's Day?