Hope everyone enjoyed valentines with their loved ones, their kids, families, lover(s), fav bottle of wine ;)
This past weekend, Miss S and I worked on preparing the valentine’s goodies for her friends at preschool.
I know when I was growing up that giving a one sided card was the norm but I wanted to do something special. I see most of the children in her class everyday (either at drop off and pick up) and I know that Miss S really considers her classmates her friends just by how much she talks about them :)
And, taken that we didn’t do ANYTHING for Christmas (other than gifting her teachers with something special) I figured we could go a little overboard for Vday!
We packed some #AllergyFree goodie bags with pencils and stickers. The kiddo DIYed her valentines cards by gluing (or in her words “gueing”) a few hearts onto a card that I prepared (pretty quick and easy: fold a regular printer paper and a pink construction paper 3 times to create 8 parts/cards, cut each section and then glue the white sections to the pink sections – as seen above).
The activity was a great way to practice patience (for both of us – ha!), fine motor skills and counting. I asked her to count 3 hearts per card, then she had to practice using a glue stick (something I know loves doing lol).
Yes…we do EVERYTHING in this highchair!
The activity was a success and she really got into the grove of making her cards as she would keep asking me “who is one this for”? :)
Pinterest has some really cute valentines ideas like this, this and this. I think these might be great I ideas for next year and to get Miss S even more involved. (Well as long as she is still into it!)